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  • Training Events

    Sep
    28
    Wed
    Establish/Repair Your Business Credit-SOUTH BOSTON @ Southern Virginia Higher Education Center
    Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    You don’t need to fund your business with personal credit or by collateralizing your home or personal assets for a loan. You can use business credit if you know how to get it!
    • Learn the 20 foundational steps required to get approved for $50,000+ in business credit
    • Discover the inner workings of the business credit bureaus: D&B, Experian, Equifax
    • Understand how business credit scores are calculated and how to get an 85 D&B Paydex score
    • Study the “Anatomy of the FICO Score” and how to increase your personal credit scores sometimes up to 100 points.
    • Understand the risks to personal finances from credit-related scams and fraud and how to avoid
    • Find the practices/products, tool or services available to help proper credit reporting

    About the Speaker
    Robert Linkonis, President-Credit Restoration Associates (CRA). Robert is a FICO Certified Credit Expert. Credit Restoration Associates began in 2007 and is a legal and bonded credit improvement company. Before starting CRA, Robert spent 12 yrs in finance specializing in credit improvement. Robert’s effective niche is “fixing credit for loan approval” and he has helped thousands of clients qualify for automotive and mortgage financing. Robert has taught credit courses for Virginia Union University; was a featured speaker at the City of Richmond’s Financial Conference in 2014; has appeared on WTVR; is the “Credit Expert” on the Real Estate Radio Network Radio Program.

    Registration is required to attend!

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    Sep
    29
    Thu
    Establish/Repair Your Business Credit-SOUTH HILL @ Lake Country Advance Knowledge Center
    Sep 29 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

    You don’t need to fund your business with personal credit or by collateralizing your home or personal assets for a loan. You can use business credit if you know how to get it!
    • Learn the 20 foundational steps required to get approved for $50,000+ in business credit
    • Discover the inner workings of the business credit bureaus: D&B, Experian, Equifax
    • Understand how business credit scores are calculated and how to get an 85 D&B Paydex score
    • Study the “Anatomy of the FICO Score” and how to increase your personal credit scores sometimes up to 100 points.
    • Understand the risks to personal finances from credit-related scams and fraud and how to avoid
    • Find the practices/products, tool or services available to help proper credit reporting

    About the Speaker
    Robert Linkonis, President-Credit Restoration Associates (CRA). Robert is a FICO Certified Credit Expert. Credit Restoration Associates began in 2007 and is a legal and bonded credit improvement company. Before starting CRA, Robert spent 12 yrs in finance specializing in credit improvement. Robert’s effective niche is “fixing credit for loan approval” and he has helped thousands of clients qualify for automotive and mortgage financing. Robert has taught credit courses for Virginia Union University; was a featured speaker at the City of Richmond’s Financial Conference in 2014; has appeared on WTVR; is the “Credit Expert” on the Real Estate Radio Network Radio Program.

    Registration is required to attend!

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    Building the Foundation for Your New Business-STUART @ Patrick County Community Center
    Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

    Entrepreneurship is the American Dream.  Unfortunately, of the 1 million businesses started each year, most of them eventually fail.  The one common theme may be lack of planning.  If you are considering the possibility of starting a business, this free seminar will provide information that may help your business be among the 20 percent that survive and thrive.  Prepare to start a successful business by evaluating your entrepreneurial abilities, marketing strategies, financial resources, legal form of organization and receive tips to prepare your business plan.

    Registration is required!

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