This interactive lunch and learn is for current and future business owners to identify the key sources of business financing available. It will also acquaint participants with lending terminology, credit requirements and evaluation criteria. Representative from the US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) will be on-hand to discuss their small business loan programs. A panel of local bankers will cover the financing options in detail, help attendees understand what programs may work best, how the lending process works and what is required of loan applicants.
Course Objectives: At the end of this learning experience, you will be able to:
- Identify sources of finance available to business owners
- Understand loan application evaluation criteria
- Identify local resources available for assistance