Preparing to Speak to a Lender - Team SBA Financing Roundtable - Webinar
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Before you apply for a business loan, first attend a free financing roundtable. We will debunk the myths and demystify the process of small business financing. The "team" is a banker, an SBA representative, an SBA business counselor, and business owners like you. You will get first hand information on what credit criteria your banker has. The team will answer all of your financing questions and give you advice on what steps to take to achieve your goal of starting or expanding a business. We will explain how the SBA loan guarantee can work for you. The roundtables are best suited for those who have good credit, a solid business idea, and some money to invest in the business.
Speaker(s): Representatives from SBA (Small Business Administration), Local Lenders, & Michigan SBDC Business Advisors ToDD Crysler, Business Solutions officer Lake Trust Credit Union Todd Crysler is a financial services executive with decades of experience leading consumers and businesses to profitable growth. He has a unique ability to see the big picture and design creative solutions and strategies to help business members identify new opportunities, process large deposits and close on sizable loans—all while coaching, mentoring and teaching his progressive sales techniques and invaluable knowledge of bank products to the branch team. Brad Wahr Vice President, Commercial Lender Mercantile bank of michigan Brad Wahr is a trusted adviser for customers and prospective business owners who are currently navigating tough economic times. His education and experience within both banking and consulting ,gives him a unique ability to dissect balance sheets and income statements. He's your all around 'common sense banker' who specializes in Commercial Lending, Balance Sheet Dissection, and Remote Deposit Gathering. Jeremiah Braunlin Head of Business Development Betterfin Betterfin is a Y-Combinator/VC backed start-up founded in Silicon Valley and headquartered in Brooklyn, NY. As featured in Forbes Magazine and on CNBC, Betterfin is a platform for business owners to find the best financing options with absolute transparency. Powered by advanced integrations with vendors, bureaus and banks, Betterfin provides real-time data and recommendations based on business financials and data. Betterfin is a proud sponsor of the America's SBDC and collaborates with SBDC advisors nationwide to help thousands of clients access capital. Catherine gase LEad Economic Development Specialist U.S. Small Business AdministrationCatherine Gase has been with the U.S. Small Business Administration since 1987. She and her staff develop and implement marketing and public relations opportunities to promote SBA programs and services. She has created and chaired many statewide and regional small business conferences, specifically those targeted to women. She is a frequent speaker at small business events and trains hundreds of business owners each year on starting and financing a business.
Co-Sponsor(s): Mid Michigan College
Fee: No Cost