Welcome to West Slope Startup Week! We’re celebrating our 5th year and gathering in Durango, CO, August 21–25, 2023.

Every session, meetup, workshop, lecture, discussion, and celebration is in-person, radically inclusive, and totally FREE!
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Monday, August 21 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Ready Set Grow: Early Stage Financing for Startup Costs, Expansion, and Working Capital

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Learn how SBA and USDA loans can provide you with flexible, longer terms and lines of credit for various purposes such as start-up capital, business acquisitions, funding of working capital, and debt refinancing.

To improve your chances of getting approved for a loan, it's important to understand the 5 C's of credit: Capacity, Capital, Collateral, Conditions, and Character. Our training provides a straightforward overview of what lenders like First Southwest Bank look for when reviewing early-stage business loan applications for SBA and USDA loans.

Presented by Jim Van Horn of First Southwest Bank (FSWB), a locally owned, independent community bank and one of two Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) banks in Colorado.

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Jim Van Horn

SVP Specialized Lender SBA/USDA, First Southwest Bank
Jim has more than 20 years of experience in government-backed and commercial lending with both community banks and large commercial banks. He started his career at the U.S. Small Business Administration where he spent 10 years as the Supervisor in charge of lending relations and economic... Read More →

Monday August 21, 2023 12:00pm - 1:00pm MDT
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