Get your small business the help it needs with Capital Matters! Powered by FSC First’s Level Up program, the Capital Matters program provides small business owners with the financial management tools needed to grow. By explaining the application process, how to prepare loan documents, and introducing you to lending partners, FSC First tailors financing solutions to your business toolkit.
The first track, “Key Steps to Financing Your Small Business,” kicks off on April 27 and runs every other week through June 6 from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. This program is held virtually, with the exception of June 6th. This session will be held in person at 1801 McCormick Drive, Largo, MD, 11 am to 12:30 pm.
Registration for the full course is available now. Participants who sign up for the full course can receive a free license to a business plan writing software tool or accounting software. In addition, you may receive up to 3 hours of free consulting with a service provider professional such as a CPA or Business Consultant.
This program is designed for Maryland based early-stage and growth-stage companies that already have at least 3 years of financial statements, are generating revenue, and are seeking financing. Prince George’s County business owners are particularly encouraged to participate.
Key Steps to Financing Your Small Business
April 27- What is FSC First and the Level Up program and how can they help your small business (virtual)? You’ll get an overview of FSC First, Level Up, and Capital Matters. Hear from Beverly Everson Jones CFO of FSC First, who will lay the groundwork for the subsequent sessions, and a previous loan recipient who will share their success story.
May 9 -Writing a Business Plan for Financing (virtual). Join your fellow participants to learn about writing an effective business plan to help you secure your desired financing.
May 23 - Preparing and Submitting a Successful Loan Application (virtual). You’ll focus on preparing and submitting a successful loan application. A panel of banking and financing partners will discuss what they look for when evaluating loan submissions.
June 6 - You are Approved for the Loan, Now What? In this final in person session, FSC First Loan Closing Coordinator Jennifer Burnett and attorney Jason Hardman will teach you what to do after you’ve received a loan and how to prepare for the future.