Your credit matters. Whether you need financing when you launch your business or you hope to expand it in the future, chances are that you will need to have a good credit score. If you’re not sure what your score is that’s a good sign that you should check and we can help.
The sooner you know the better. Better credit doesn’t happen over night, so checking early gives you the ability to build credit while you are developing your business.
Understand Your Credit is a great opportunity to get a better understanding of what your credit score means. We will run your credit report from two of the three credit bureaus and walk you thru the different components of the report. With your report in hand you can identify what is good and what could be improved. At the end of this seminar you will understand what affects your credit, why it matters, and how you can get the score you want.
Building your credit takes time so participants will be allowed to request a free second credit report one year after completing the seminar so they can see their hard work pay off.
Neal McKeever received his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and also holds an international MBA from the University of San Diego. For the past 5 years, Neal has worked in financial counseling and education and is currently program manager at CHRC. Prior work includes International school director, micro-business owner, and curriculum developer.
Neal believes that having and maintaining positive credit has become a very important determiner of financial mobility. It is important that people understand the decision making processes of lenders and creditors – from what a credit report can tell, to defining healthy debt to income ratio.
Outside of the office, Neal enjoys spending time with family, bicycling and handball, among other activities.
*Scholarship Option 1 – Income Based: Partial scholarships are available from Mercy Corps Northwest to low-income individuals with proper documentation. Applications must be received one week before the start of class to be considered. Link to Online Application.
*Scholarship Option 2 – Designated for People of Color: In partnership with Prosper Portland, we are thrilled to be able to offer people of color scholarships to any training activity. Eligible clients need to have a home or business address within the city of Portland. Our goal is to make business education accessible to everyone in our community. Link to Online Application.
PLEASE DO NOT REGISTER FOR A TRAINING ACTIVITY IF YOU PLAN ON APPLYING FOR A SCHOLARSHIP – wait until your scholarship application has been approved or denied and then proceed with registration. You will be contacted via phone or email by Prosper Portland or Mercy Corps Northwest (depending on which scholarship you apply for) after we receive your application. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
REFUND POLICY: Refunds are available up to one week prior to the start of the class. If you are unable to continue attending class we do our best to accommodate your situation. Registration is not complete without payment
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