Our Services

Our Services

 

The NCRC-CDF Business Development program is designed to provide comprehensive support to both prospective and current borrowers through a range of services including webinars/workshops, group counseling sessions, one-on-one consultations, and access to resources. Discover our range of services below and elevate your business to new heights.

 

We aim to provide businesses with the necessary knowledge and skills essential for them to access financial products and services.

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The 5 Steps to Freedom: How Entrepreneurs Can Build the Business of Their Dreams in Any Economy!

In today’s dynamic business landscape, entrepreneurs often face unique challenges. “The 5 Steps to Freedom” webinar offers a roadmap for success. Attendees will learn to envision their dream business, create a solid strategy, master marketing and branding, build strong customer relationships, and embrace adaptation and innovation. This interactive webinar provides actionable insights through engaging presentations and exercises. Participants will leave with the confidence and skills to thrive in any economic climate, making their entrepreneurial dreams a reality.

Date:
Tuesday, March 12, 2024
11:00am – 12:00pm
Speaker:
Dr. Albert DuPont, CEO of TraxMethod

Accessing Business Capital: Navigating Funding Options

Are you prepared to elevate your business? Join us for an engaging webinar featuring Lucretia Freeman-Buster, a former banker and small business expert, as she demystifies the intricacies of business financing. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or an experienced business owner, this session is designed to equip you with the knowledge and resources necessary to effectively navigate different funding opportunities.

Key Highlights:
• Understanding the necessity of borrowing
• Evaluating your funding requirements and financial forecasts
• Exploring a range of funding options, including loans, grants, and equity financing
• Crafting a compelling funding proposal that sets you apart
• Building confidence in presenting your proposal to lenders
• Case Study

Don’t miss out on this invaluable opportunity to equip yourself with the knowledge and
tools needed to secure the capital your business deserves.

Date:
Friday, March 22, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
Speaker:
Lucretia Freeman-Buster, MBA, H.Ph.D

Understanding Financial Statements: A Comprehensive Guide

Join us for an enlightening webinar where we will delve into financial statements and provide you with the tools necessary to comprehend your business’s financial well-being.

What you’ll learn:
An overview of financial statements: income statement, balance sheet, cash flow statement
• Unlocking the secrets within financial statements to evaluate business performance
• Utilizing ratio analysis to evaluate profitability, liquidity, and solvency
• Understanding how financial decisions impact your business’s financial statements
• Case Study

Gain the confidence to make informed financial decisions and prepare yourself for success, whether you’re seeking a business loan or striving to optimize your business’s performance.

Date:
Tuesday, April 16, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
Speaker:
Lucretia Freeman-Buster, MBA, H.Ph.D

Strategic Business Planning: Crafting Your Path to Success

Join us for an engaging session where we’ll uncover essential strategies for business growth. Learn how to craft a compelling executive summary, set powerful business goals, and safeguard your business against risks. Discover the key role a strong business plan plays in securing the funding your business deserves. Plus, gain valuable insights on when it’s best to seize opportunities for expansion.g.

Key highlights:
• Craft a Powerful Executive Summary to Grab Attention
• Set Clear Goals That Drive Your Business Forward
• Shield Your Business from Potential Risks
• Build a Solid Business Plan That Gets Results
• Discover the Best Time to Expand Your Business
• Case Study

Don’t miss this chance to equip yourself with the tools and strategies you need to steer your business towards success!

Date:
Friday, May 3, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
Speaker:
Lucretia Freeman-Buster, MBA, H.Ph.D

Building Credit and Navigating Credit Reports: Strategies for Success

Join us for a dynamic webinar where we’ll explain the process of credit evaluation. Learn how lenders assess your creditworthiness, decode credit reports, and master strategies to boost your credit score. Explore effective tactics to overcome existing credit hurdles and position your
business for loan success.

Key highlights:
• Understanding Creditworthiness – explore how lenders evaluate your creditworthiness based on factors like character, capacity, and collateral.
• Understand the importance of the 5 Cs of credit – Character, Capacity, Capital, Collateral, and Conditions – in the lending decision process, and how to strengthen each aspect to enhance creditworthiness.
• Decoding Credit Reports
• Strategies for Improving Credit Score
• Mitigating Existing Credit Challenges
• Case Study

Don’t miss this essential session for businesses striving to present a robust financial profile and secure the funding they need!

Date:
Tuesday, May 21, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
Speaker:
Lucretia Freeman-Buster, MBA, H.Ph.D

Strategies for Successful Loan Applications: From Presentation to Approval

Join us for an essential webinar where we’ll explain the loan application process and equip you with the tools for success.

This session is your roadmap to loan approval success. Learn how to showcase your business effectively, highlight strengths, and address potential weaknesses with confidence. Don’t miss this opportunity to avoid common pitfalls and gain invaluable insights from industry experts.

Key highlights:
• Understand the application process for loans, grants, and various capital sources.
• Identify the most suitable funding options based on your business needs and goals.
• Discover tips for preparing a robust capital application that stands out.
• Get an overview of eligibility criteria and documentation requirements.
• Master the loan application process and necessary documentation.
• Learn how to prepare comprehensive loan packages, including business plans and financial statements.
• Ensure compliance with lender requirements and guidelines.

Register now to navigate the entire business loan process seamlessly, from application to approval.

Date:
Thursday, June 13, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
Speaker:
Lucretia Freeman-Buster, MBA, H.Ph.D

Financial Planning and Management for Long-Term Success

Join us for this webinar as we delve into the pivotal aspects of financial planning that extend beyond mere loan applications. Gain insights into the significance of long-term financial planning for your business, discover effective budgeting and saving strategies, and learn to strategically manage your business’s cash flow for sustained growth. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to propel your financial future to new heights!

Key highlights:
• Importance of financial planning for business growthFinancial statement analysis and interpretation
• Techniques for creating accurate and realistic financial projections
• Using financial forecasts for strategic decision-making
• Cash flow management strategies
• Scenario planning and risk management in financial projections
• Case Study

Date:
Wednesday, June 26, 2024
10:00am – 12:00pm
Speaker:
Lucretia Freeman-Buster, MBA, H.Ph.D
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