Make Your Business Bankable

    Capital One Straight Talk Series – A FREE Small Business Educational Workshop 

Brought to you by New SCORE Logo       Capital One Bank  and   MMI Logo


Friday September 19, 2014
from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Registration at door: 8:30AM-9AM

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Volunteers of America
4808 Yale St.
Houston, TX 77018

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Beth Shapiro

SCORE and Capital One Bank have partnered to provide a workshop designed to help small businesses not only survive but thrive in the current economy. 

You will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a SCORE mentor to discuss your unique situation and network with other small businesses who are facing similar challenges.

The workshop will be presented in three parts:

Understanding your Credit Report: Personal vs. Business
This topic will provide an overview of concepts necessary to understand the correlation between personal and business credit. Discuss Dun & Bradstreet report (D&B) and the new Credit Card Act. Personalize your plan for improvement.

Coins under the couch cushion: Financing Your Small Business
Financing your business 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.

Access to Capital
This is one of the most important issues facing small business today. This panel discusssion will be interactive with members of the lending community including Capital One Bank, the US Small Business Adminsitration (SBA), Accion, TX and Houston Business Development, Inc. (HBDI). Ask the questions that are on your mind and learn about the various opportunities to borrow money to start or grow your business.



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