SCORE Workshop

Where’s the Money? How to Find Money to Start or Grow Your Business.

The purpose of this presentation is inform participants about the spectrum of local financing options available throughout the life of a business. Panelists can share information like:
• During the business life cycle, at what points might your organization have applicable financing products? What are they? Do you partner with other (non-owner) financing sources to fund a deal?
• What’s makes a business opportunity attractive to investment from your organization?
• How might a business owner best “package” their opportunity (e.g., What documentation is typically needed?)
• Timing—What’s the typical processing time (e.g., from applicant submission of complete documentation to $)?

• Gesa: Ben Rutledge, Vice President of Commercial Services
• Community First Bank: Eric Pearson, President & CEO
• Benton Franklin Council of Governments: Stephanie Seamans, Community & Economic Development Manager
• Tri-Cities Seed Fund: Brett Spooner, Managing Partner, Gravis Law

Notes to Panelists:
• LoAnn will provide discussion questions to you a week in advance; no PowerPoint or formal presentation needed.
• Feel free to bring handouts; you’ll know the number of attendees about a week in advance.

Points of Contact:
• LoAnn Ayers, panel moderator
• Paul Casey, SCORE
• Miles Thomas, City of Kennewick

This event is FREE but pre-registration is required. Contact Mid-Columbia SCORE or visit to register or for more information.

Janice Vesper
Mid-Columbia SCORE Chapter 0590
509-735-1000 ext 235

Request for Qualified Provider

Contract Loan Business Services Provider

The Benton-Franklin Council of Governments (BFCG) is currently seeking a Contract Loan Business Services Provider. The BFCG is designated as the bi-county Economic Development District (EDD) for Benton and Franklin counties, in southeastern Washington State.

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