Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:50 PM MST
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Tempe Public Library 
3500 South Rural Road
Business Resource and Innovation Center (BRiC)
Tempe, AZ 85282

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Credit, ID Theft and You: How to Manage Credit to Your Advantage 

Make sure you “Get Credit Where Credit Is Due” and avoid the hidden costs and penalties poor credit brings. 

You will learn:

  • How to obtain, read and understand your credit report
  • Why Entrepreneurs need both Business and Personal Credit
  • How to protect against identity theft
  • What to do if you're the victim of a credit data breach
  • What causes your credit score to go up or down
  • How to increase your credit score rating and get better terms

Who should attend:

  • New and Current Business owners
  • Business owners looking to establish credit or get loans 

Pesented by: 

Valeri A. James is a National Credit Expert, Author and Professional Speaker with over 29 years of experience in the credit and debt industry.  Ms. James has an extensive knowledge of the Consumer Protection Laws, Credit Reporting and Scoring, Identity Theft Prevention, Personal and Business Finances. 

She has spoken to thousands of people through seminars, workshops, conferences, consulting and has authored a book: "How to Have Good Credit, Save Money and Get out of Debt".  Ms. James also provides consulting and training to coach and mentor hundreds of entrepreneurs and business professionals.  

Ms James can help new or seasoned entrepreneurs move from a "winging it" approach to a well developed and executed plan of action.