Start Smart: Funding Toolbox

Need to understand the basics about lending and financing a small business? In this Start Smart, we'll cover what to expect from the bank and what the bank will expect of YOU. We'll discuss some of the most common ways to find funding - demystifying some of the types of financing that are available to startups - so you can make the right choice for your new business.

Building the Foundation for Your New Business

Some of the most popular reasons to start a business include having a unique business idea, designing a career that has the flexibility to grow with you, working toward financial independence, and investing in yourself.


Not every small business is positioned for success, so you may be in for a real challenge when you decide to take the plunge and ditch your day job.  Make sure your foundation is STRONG before diving in!


Speaker: Lin Hite, Regional Director SBDC

How to Start a Small Business

This workshop covers important tools and resources a business owner needs to establish a solid foundation during its early formative years.


Topics for discussion include:

  • Personal Traits of an Entrepreneur
  • Marketing Analysis
  • Legal/Insurance Considerations
  • Business Funding and Basics of Business Plan Preparation

This workshop will be online via zoom. Attendees will receive a link post registration as well as a reminder one days before the event.