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Raising Capital – Funding Basics and Lender Insights

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

The SBDC and SBA are sponsoring this West Valley event to bring knowledge, resources and expertise to small businesses.

Often times, knowing the options for developing a funding strategy and then understanding and sorting through the lending options available can be overwhelming for a small business owner. 

This informative and interactive program opens with an education portion that covers basic information about commercial loans, types, sources and how to prepare for lending requests.   A panel of lenders will provide insight and information related to the types of business they service, loans offered, and suggestions for how to prepare for a meeting with a lender.  The session concludes with open time to meet and greet each panelist and gather information about their products and services.

Note:  This session is focused on capital sources from lenders and does not cover angel investors.

Session Agenda:

Welcome (9:00 am – 9:15 am)

Funding Basics (9:15 am – 10:00 am)

  • Lending Sources and Types of Capital
  • Loan Evaluation Criteria
  • Lending Options
  • The Loan Request

Panel Questions, Q and A, Conclusion (10:00 am – 11:15 am)

Meet and Greet the Lenders  (11:15 am – 12:00 pm)


Date:  Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Time:  9:00 – 12:00 pm (Doors open at 8:30)
Location:  Estrella Mountain Community College, 3000 N Dysart Rd, Avondale, AZ  85392
Room:  Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) inside Montezuma Hall, First Floor
Parking:  Lot B (along Dysart Road)


This program is for small businesses that are currently seeking funds to grow their existing business.



Tuesday, August 14, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Estrella Mountain Community College — Ocotillo Building, Room 101
3000 North Dysart Road
Avondale, AZ United States
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