Preparing for “The Ask” – How to Get Financing For Your Business

Tue 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Topic: Financing

In this presentation Maine SBDC at NMDC Business Advisor and Center Director Brandon McDonald will be highlighting the 6 C’s of credit, with a focus on the major 3 from a lender’s point of view – Credit, Capacity, & Collateral.

Topics will include:

  • Myths about grant funds
  • Help! I have no/bad credit, how do I prepare to get a loan?
  • Understanding collateral valuation and “bridging the gap”
  • Why some lenders exclude certain industries during economic downturn, and where to go next
  • How to prepare for the first meeting with a lender
  • Along with other issues regarding financing

There will be time afterward for questions regarding successfully securing capital from banks or other financing institutions.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact

Fee: No Cost

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