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Jason Hargett & Sarah Hunt from TD Bank presented on “Access to Capital for your Business”.  This presentation discusses the different funding options available when starting and running a business.  They touched on the pros and cons of each method of financing, and how to be prepared for the loan type needed based on your business. 

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Despite some technical difficulties the TD Bank Team took the reigns with handouts that gave us quite a bit to think about.  We talked and asked questions about different aspects of how a business could get financed. 
The takeaway?

  1. Your personal credit history MAKES A DIFFERENCE, so getting that in order is a great idea 
  2. Understanding what your capital loan money is clearly needed for will help to isolate the type of funding you request
  3. The 5 “C”s of Credit is a process most lenders use to evaluate loan requests [Character, Capacity, Capital, Conditions, Collateral] 
  4. YES, your business has a type of “credit score” which you can check at Experian 
  5. There are TONS of FREE small business resources to be found at www.sba.gov