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Wednesday, April 12, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM PDT
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SCORE Vancouver Office 
4001 N. Main St
Vancouver, WA 98663

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SCORE Vancouver 
SCORE Chapter 0566 

So You Want a Bank Loan? 

This 2-hour SCORE seminar covers the questions to expect when first meeting with your banker for a business loan.  Ron Barkley, the Course Leader, is a graduate of the School of Banking of Washington University, Seattle.  He is a recently retired commercial lender with over 50 years of experience handling banking loan requests for both start-up and established businesses.  Ron has reviewed hundreds of loan presentations throughout his career and knows the information a banker is looking for when making a loan decision.

Come and discuss openly

  • The need for a Business Plan and how to find free templates and assistance from SCORE
  • Whether your personal credit history impacts a banker’s decision for a commercial loan
  • What collateral will you be expected to provide
  • For an existing business, the importance of supportable financial statements: Balance Sheet, Profit & Loss and Cash Flow and what you should do to prepare for the interview regarding these documents
  • How evaluations of new businesses will differ from existing businesses and why

Ron will be joined by other SCORE mentors who always stand ready to offer free assistance as you bring your business idea to reality.

The $20 seminar fee supports the work of SCORE Vancouver. Additional scheduled one-on-one follow-up business mentoring is always free upon request. Registrants will receive a copy of the seminar presentation materials with resource reference links prior to the seminar.

Register Now!To encourage class participation and conversation, this course is limited to six registrants only.

SCORE "Counselors to America's Small Business" is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small business start, grow and succeed nationwide.  SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

SCORE is headquartered in Herndon, VA and Washington, DC and has over 300 chapters throughout the United States and its territories with 11,000 + volunteers nationwide.  Both working and retired executives and business owners donate time and expertise as business counselors. Now celebrating its 53 rd year, SCORE was founded in 1964.