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Free “Capital for Your Business” seminar offered through PCC

Published Monday, October 19, 2015
by Elizabeth Townsend

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Do you have an existing business or start-up in need of capital? Piedmont Community College’s Small Business Center will hold a free lunch and learn seminar, Edward Timberlake Photo“Capital for Your Business,” on Wednesday, October 28 from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Business Development and Entrepreneurship Center located at 105 N. Main Street in Roxboro.

The “Capital for Your Business” seminar is co-sponsored by PCC’s Small Business Center and The Support Center. The mission of The Support Center is to foster economic development in underserved communities by providing capital, business services, and policy research to support small businesses.

Lunch will be provided at this informative seminar where participants will learn about ways to access capital to fund your business and the five C’s of credit and what lending institutions look for in potential clients. In addition, a contrast of bank lending vs. The Support Center will be covered and information about The Support Center’s Veteran Direct Loan program and People of Color initiative.

Presenter Edward Timberlake joined The Support Center Staff in 2010 as the Business Services and Lending Director. He currently leads The Support Center’s team of Business Development Officers and conducts outreach with community partners to expand awareness on loan programs throughout the state.

Timberlake also underwrites loan applications, performs loan closings, and assists with management of The Support Center’s loan portfolio. He has expansive experience in management, business banking and commercial lending. Collectively, Timberlake brings to The Support Center over fourteen years of business lending experience.

Although the seminar will be offered at no cost to participants, pre-registration is required by October 26. To register, call the BDEC at (336) 599-0032.