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Small Business Financing: How & Where to Get It

May 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm UTC+0

Entrepreneurs know that financing is key to starting and growing a business, but the array of options can be difficult to navigate. This course teaches you how to apply financiers’ method of evaluation – the 5 Cs of Business Credit – and explores the advantages and disadvantages of debt-based, equity-based, and crowdfunding financing.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the meaning and applications of the 5 C’s of small business lending
  • Self-assess your own 5 C’s, identifying strengths and weaknesses
  • Describe how each type of financier operates, and list the advantages and disadvantages of each
  • Recognize the type(s) of financier that apply to your type of business


NYC Department of Small Business Services
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