Before you approach a lending institution, it's important to know the 5 C's that lenders consider...
Once you've done the preparation, have the following elements in place to seek financing...
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Smallbizlending.org partners are sharing the wealth!
Loans are being made and goals are being met with their help
Accion funds 110 loans for $1,589,959 to entrepreneurs in Colorado
Through partners' referrals, in the second quarter, Accion has been able to fund: a furniture manufacturer, a paddle board company, a funnel cake food truck, a digital marketing consultant, a tea company, a microbrewery and many more in 26 communities across Colorado.
mpowered serves more than 2,000 clients
mpowered has served more than 2,200 people in the first half of 2013, including more than 800 participants in personal finance classes and nearly $2 million of consumer debt paid off through its programs. In June, mpowered celebrated the first 100 days of its Financial Empowerment Centers. Nearly 300 clients have been served, and other exciting results are included in this report.
City of Denver kicks off second-annual Jump Start Biz Plan Awards
Deadline is August 2 to apply for Denver's Jump Start Biz Plan Awards. Offered through the Denver Office of Economic Development, this business plan competition will honor the most promising business plan with investment capital, office space, mentoring resources and more. Applications are open to start-up businesses, as well as established Denver businesses with up to 25 employees that have been operating up to five years. The application process is open to Denver businesses, Denver residents and/or individuals with plans to have a Denver-based business. The grand prize winner of the competition will receive: a $50,000 cash award, one year of free office space, 35 hours of legal counsel, 60 hours of strategic marketing services and entrepreneurship mentoring.