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Chris Speh 
SCORE Portland Maine 


Wednesday August 20, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM EDT

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100 Middle Street
Portland, ME 04101

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Funding Your Business Benjamin - Dollar

Join us for this important Workshop on Funding Sources for your business.     Access to capital remains an important requirement for your small business.   Today many financing products are available to entrepreneurs and companies. 

Cost of workshop is $35.00 with online registration

Whether you are starting a new business or expanding an existing one finding the necessary financing and capital is a challenge.  This workshop provides important information on the potential sources of financing.

You might start with your own resources, or receive help from family or friends.  Understand the difference between a “gift”, a “loan” and an investment.               Be sure to document the arrangement.

Seeking a grant or SBA guarantee?  Learn where to look, who may provide one,  the conditions and requirements, whether matching funds may be necessary.     Find out what is available.

Going to the bank?  Learn what the bank will expect from you, the six “C’s” of   bank lending, what may be available in the way of collateral or credit enhancement.  Know what you will have to do to get a bank loan.

Thinking about attracting investors?  Be sure to understand what it means to take on an investor; know what investors look for; learn about an “exit strategy”.     Learn whether Crowd Funding makes sense for your business.

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Workshop cost:  $35.00 with online registration and pay by credit card. MasterCard and Visa accepted. $50.00 at the door day of event.    No credit cards at the door, cash or check only.

SCORE Portland Maine offers workshops and free one-on-one counseling. We are here to help you solve a business problem, start a new business, or develop a business idea. If you have any question please feel free to visit us at SCORE, email us at, or call us at 207-772-1147 Weekdays between 8:30 AM and 12 PM.

Look forward to seeing you at the workshop!

Nancy Strojny, Chapter Chair