SBA Finance Boot Camp Starts October 6th 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.  PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  

Where:  Niagara Center, Conference Room: Suite 423

              130 South Elmwood Ave

               Buffalo, NY 14202


When:  October 6, 13, 20, 27 & November 3, 9, 17

Time: 8:30am - Noon

To Register please contact Greg Lindberg:  email:  Gregory.Lindberg@sba.gov or phone: 716-551-5670

Program Dates and Topics:

October 6 - Let's Get Strategic: SMART Goals and Competitive Advantage
October 13- What is your Number: The credit rating process and ways to increase your rating
October 20 - The Language of Business - Key Financial Indicators Part 1
October 27 - The Language of Business - Key Financial Indicators Part 2
November 3 - The Art of Negotiation: Learn the foundation for negotiation strategies
November 9 - Sources of Capital & Loan Covenants
November 17 - Lender Matchmaker: Present your financing proposal to lenders!