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Funding Your Business - The Complete Loan Packaging Process

Wed, Sep 18 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Topic: Access to Capital

Getting a loan for your small business can be a challenge but, if you know what you are doing you can greatly increase your odds of success.

About this Event:

Getting a loan for your small business can be a challenge but, if you know what you are doing when dealing with a bank, you can greatly increase your odds of success. The Ohio SBDC team are experts in helping you understand what you will need and how to deal with your bank. Our SBDC Center facilitated almost $5 million in funding last year for businesses just like yours.

In this session we will provide you with the skills and understanding to prepare a loan package, suitable to meet the needs of any lender. An overview of the required content, documents, and standard templates will be reviewed and discussed. All preparing you to be confident in your ask for money to start, grow or expand your business.

Speaker: Ellen Harvey, CBA,

Ellen is a Certified Business Advisor for the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College (SBDC). Ellen also serves as the Capital Access Manager for Kiva Columbus through the SBDC Kiva Partnership. Ellen is an economic development and lending relations professional with 18 years of experience researching, planning, implementing and evaluating small business and economic development programs for City, State and Federal agencies.

Ellen has assisted thousands of entrepreneurs with access to capital, resources, training, and counseling. Having owned her own mortgage brokerage for 8 years, she truly understands the day-to-day challenges business owners face. In addition, Harvey’s experience as the Director of the Women’s Business Center for the Economic Community Development Institute and as a Business Consultant for the Minority Business Assistance Center has given her a unique perspective into the special issues that confront minorities, women, and economically and socially disadvantaged business owners.

Fee: No Cost

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