The Radford University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers a number of courses to assist aspiring or current small business owners. Our training consists of live classes, webinars and online training courses. We also offer customized training for existing businesses.
Commercial Lending 101 – An introduction to obtaining a business loan. Do you have a business, or are you thinking of starting one, and want to know about borrowing money? Come hear from Kevin Reeder, a commercial loan officer with The First Bank and Trust Company, about the basics of business loans. You will learn basic loan terms and structure, what kinds of repayment are available, and what to expect when discussing a loan with your bank. You will also hear the process of the how the bank determines the creditworthiness of your business and how to best position yourself for borrowing success. Register online here or by calling the RU SBDC @ 540-831-6056. Free of Charge.
Are you considering opening a new business? Not sure what you need to do and what steps to take? Business Basics is an introduction to owning your own business. Topics covered include deciding on a legal entity, basic accounting, and tax issues, steps you need to take for permits and licensing, steps to writing a business plan and basics of marketing and market research. This class is only 3.0 hours long so these topics will only be briefly covered. Upon completing the class, you will have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one appointment with a professional business counselor in our office.
Pre-registration is required. For questions, please call the SBDC at 540-831-6056. Free of charge.