Financing Your Small Business - What You Need to Know

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Approximately 75% of small business owners never get in front of a lender to talk about a commercial loan. It is no wonder that being undercapitalized is a leading cause of small business failure. Don’t let the lack of appropriate financial resources get in the way of your success as a small business owner!

In this online workshop taught by SCORE Fort Worth, participants will learn to prepare themselves financially to operate a successful business. This workshop will help entrepreneurs understand SBA loans that are available to help small businesses including the benchmark 7a Loan Program, 504 Loans, microloans, Community Advantage Loans and other lending options. The Dallas/Fort Worth area has an abundance of loan programs available for the small business owner, but it is important to understand how commercial lending works and how you, as an entrepreneur, can prepare to meet with a lender and receive the funding that you need. Learn how your personal finances, the financial documents for your business, your written business plan, and (first and foremost) how your ability to succinctly prepare yourself to communicate the story of your business success can impact your ability to receive and maintain appropriate capital.


Presented by Linda Williams

Linda Williams serves the Dallas/Fort Worth District Office as an Economic Development Specialist. She joined SBA in 2001 and has also held positions as a loan specialist and as a lender relations specialist. Prior to joining SBA she held marketing and sales management positions in the publishing and health care industries. Earning a Master of Business Administration degree from Dallas Baptist University, she taught as an adjunct professor in the undergraduate business program. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington and is well known for her workshops and webinars for entrepreneurs.


  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 | 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM


This event will be held online.