Financing for Small Business


You need money to get your business off the ground or to expand when the opportunity arises. Where do you turn? Want to know about choosing the right kind of financing for your business? Should you seek equity or debt financing? If you seek debt financing, are banks the only alternative?

Here’s a SCORE workshop that will provide you the basics as to the many, many alternatives there are for financing a small business like yours.

This half-day interactive workshop by Ralph Homan focuses on the following types debt financing:

  • Loan from Seller
  • Earn-out from Existing Business
  • Loans from Friends and Family
  • Bank Loans
  • Credit Union Loans
  • Various Non-Bank Institutional Lenders
  • Crowdfunding

In addition, the following topics on equity financing will be discussed:

  • Self-Financing through Savings
  • Friends, Family and Partners
  • Angel Investors
  • Small Business Direct Public Offerings

Presenter Information

This workshop is presented by Ralph Homan, founder of ConneX. The concept behind ConneX is based on Ralph’s more than 30 years of experience in equipment finance, Accounts Receivable financing, and as a banker.

Through these experiences, Ralph saw the benefit in one company connecting small business owners with banks, equipment finance, A/R financing (factoring), working capital loans, commercial real estate loans, purchase order financing, CFO services and other relevant financial services. Today, ConneX helps small business owners secure a wide variety of alternative financing approvals when banks had to decline in a very efficient and effective manner, minimizing costs to the small business owner.

Greater Seattle SCORE

Greater Seattle SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentoring. We have been doing this for nearly fifty years. No matter the stage you are in, Greater Seattle SCORE exists to serve you. Knowledge is power, and our low-cost workshops provide you an education in all aspects of starting and managing your business. In one day, you can learn the basics of how to start a business, how to write a business plan and more in our rotating workshop schedule.

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