In your personal life, you will want to buy or refinance a home, make home repairs and upgrades, or finance your child's education. As a business owner or Solopreneur consultant, you may have equipment or technology upgrades to finance, or growth and expansion plans that will require outside financing. Whatever your financial plans, a helpful banker will provide crucial advice and facilitate access to capital, so that you will realize your goals and fulfill your obligations.
How should Solopreneurs and business owners choose a bank? A good way to start is to identify two community banks, two regional and two large national outfits and pay each a visit. Walk in and ask to meet the business banker, who is also usually the commercial loan officer. If you need an appointment, make one, so that you will have time to talk. Tell this individual about your business, about plans you have on the drawing board and your projected banking services and/or financial needs. How can the bank augment and support your plans? What insights and suggestions does the banker offer you?
If business credit is a priority, ask these three questions:
Thanks for reading, Kim
Kim L. Clark is an external strategy and marketing consultant who brings agile skills to the for-profit and not-for-profit organization leaders with whom she works. Please visit http://polishedprofessionalsboston.com to learn how your organization can achieve mission-critical goals when you work with Kim.
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