DEC Presents: Finding Funding as a Start-up



DEC Presents:  Finding Financing in Today's Environment - New Venture Creation & Start-Ups

Join us at the DEC on Thursday, May 8 from 12:30pm - 1:30pm. to learn if an SBA loan could work for you.


This session is a discussion on the skills needed to start a company.  SBA loan programs will be reviewed.  Will one of these programs be right for you and your company?  You will walk-away learning:

•  How Small Business Banking views small businesses

•  Characteristics of small businesses

•  Loan Assessment Tool

•  How a Bank looks at credit extension

•  Resources/websites

•  War stories....and more

Presenter:  Kate Kerr, S.B.A.  Lending  Specialist

Kate Kerr has over 20 years experience in commercial lending and is a Fifth Third Bank’s U.S. Small Business Administration Specialist. 

Kate received her undergraduate degree from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters Degree from Case Western Reserve University.

Company:  Fifth Third Bancorp

Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. The Company has $130 billion in assets, operates 17 affiliates with 1,320 full-service Banking Centers.


The Dublin Entrepreneurial Center is located at 565 Metro Place South, Suite 300, Dublin, Ohio 43017. For more information visit our website or even better join the conversation on twitter, facebook, or LinkedIn.


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