3 Seats Left for Finance Boot Camp Training Series Starts April 13 in Buffalo, NY

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SBA Buffalo District Office

Why attend this finance training series?

Access to Capital is crucial for the growth of all businesses and small businesses continue to report facing challenges obtaining credit and capital.  The Finance Boot Camp will provide you with the tools to prepare you to pursue the financing of your choice.

What should you know about this series?

· Seating is limited, program will only be available to 15 entrepreneurs

· Must be a small business who has been operating for two years or more

· Your business must be in pursuit of financing within the next two years

· You must participate in all 6 training sessions to participate in the Lending Matchmaker

· It is FREE

This series will provide you with information on strategic planning for your business, understanding the credit rating process, understanding financial statements,  effective negotiation strategies and preparing a loan proposal.  The last session will include a lender matchmaker providing participants with the opportunity to meet with area lenders and pitch your financing proposal.  The 7 week series will run Thursday Mornings from 9:00am - Noon.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  

Where:  Niagara Center, Conference Room: Suite 423

              130 South Elmwood Ave

               Buffalo, NY 14202

When:  April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, & 25

Register:  email:  Gregory.Lindberg@sba.gov or phone: 716-551-5670

Program Dates and Topics:

April 13 - Strategic Planning:  Using your business plan to guide your financing needs
April 20 - What is your Number: The credit rating process and ways to increase your rating
April 27 - Understanding Financial Statements: Using common financial indicators - Part I
May 4 - Understanding Financial Statements: Part II
May 11 - The Art of Negotiation: Learn effective negotiation strategies
May 18 - Sources of Capital & Loan Proposal Prep: Understanding the 5 “C”s of credit 
May 25 - Lender Matchmaker: Present your financing proposal to lenders!