Banking and Financing for Your Small Business

Tue, Jun 18, 2024
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you a small business owner struggling to navigate the world of banking and financing? This workshop will empower you to make informed and confident financial decisions for your business.

In this informative session, you will:

• Gain a comprehensive understanding of various financing options available to small businesses, including bank loans, SBA loans, lines of credit, and alternative funding sources.

• Learn how to identify the best financing options for your specific business needs and goals.

• Gain valuable insights from financial experts on loan terms and interest rates, establishing a banking relationship, best practices for building a strong loan application, and managing credit.

• Network with other small business owners and share experiences in a supportive environment.

This workshop is ideal for:

• Existing small business owners seeking new financing options
• Aspiring entrepreneurs looking to start their own businesses
• Anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of business finance

Whether you're just starting out or looking to expand your business, this workshop will equip you with the financial knowledge and resources to take your business to the next level.

About the presenters:

Brice Hutchcraft serves as Market President of First State Bank’s Champaign market. He has over 23 years of  experience in the areas of commercial and business banking and specializes in providing innovative and customized business solutions. Brice is active in the community and has served on the board of the Illinois Housing Development Authority since 2022. Brice holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Tristan Brown has worked with Justine PETERSEN since 2021, and has since assisted over 200 small businesses within the Central Illinois region, providing access to over $3 Million in capital through Justine PETERSEN’s microloan program. Justine PETERSEN is Illinois’ largest microlender, with mission lending being the main concept. The Justine PETERSEN program brings capital to those who traditionally and historically haven’t been able to access the resources they’ve needed to succeed.

Starting or growing your business? We can help.

Adults | Business

Main Library, Robeson Pavilion Room A & B

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