Finding MONEY

to Start or Grow Your Business


Friday, May 24, 2019
From 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM CDT

Registration at 12:30 PM

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Northwest Branch Library
11355 Regency Green Drive
Cypress, TX 77429

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Lalitha Raman

About Us:
SCORE is an all-volunteer group with real-world business experience, dedicated to your success.

Our Mission: Help small Businesses succeed.
Our Mantra: We educate, counsel, mentor.

Founded in 1964, SCORE is a non-profit association and a Resource Partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
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Financing is one of the most important issues facing small businesses today.

Learn about the various sources of funds in the marketplace, the best place to start, what the lenders look for when reviewing a funding application and the key ingredients for success when borrowing money.

The workshop will also cover sources of equity and how to use equity as an alternative to borrowing funds.


Sources of Equity
  • Self
  • Friends, family, and fools
  • Personal credit cards (caution)
  • Converting 401k 
  • Crowdfunding (harder than it looks)
  • Angel and venture funding (generally for high tech ideas)
Sources of Debt
  • Bank financing and SBA Loan guarantee
  • Microfinance
  • Leasing vs. buying
  • Credit from suppliers
  • Business Credit Cards
  • Crowdfunding
What do the Lenders Look for
  • 5 C's of credit
  • Lots of documents

Presented by:  Marc E. Davenport

Mr. Davenport started his career as a registered investment advisor on Wall Street. For 4+ decades Marc has been a trusted advisor, business strategist and financial consultant, delivering solutions to improve his client's operational performance and financial results.  In 2005 he exited the securities industry to form his first company, Davenport Consulting, Inc.

Marc has been retained to source $400m in capital to launch startups and  provide addtional capital for businesses ready to expand.  Marc has been a frequent contributor to the Wilmington Journals "Hot Stock Tips" and "Ask the Experts" investment columns as well as market commentaries in several news publications.

Marc is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc, Business mentor, SURE Program, Baur College of Business, University of Houston; Economic Development Chair, Missouri City NAACP, and member Board of Directors/Consultant, the Black Business Council- Montgomery Council.

Presented by:  Aziz Rahim

Aziz Rahim serves as a Senior Vice President Commercial Lending Officer at Wallis Bank.  He has over 10 years of banking experience, primarily focusing on SBA and Commercial Lending.  Aziz has been with the Bank since 2011.  Prior to joining Wallis Bank, Mr. Rahim worked for United Central Bank as an SBA/Commercial Lender with duties including underwriting and loan closing. 

Aziz received his BA from California State University San Bernardino and his MBA from University of Redlands.  He is currently active within numerous communities giving presentations on SBA and Commercial Lending.