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New Statewide Non-Profit Helps Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs
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New Statewide Non-Profit Helps Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

December 10, 2010, Atlanta, GA…..Startup businesses were responsible for sixty percent of all new jobs created in 2009, according to a recent article in Entrepreneur Magazine. Finding financing for a new business is one of an owner’s biggest headaches and is likely to be more challenging in the years ahead. 

That statistic points to the urgent need for training in better financial skill sets, which will jumpstart the long term success rate of small businesses,” says Charles H. Green, founder of a new statewide non-profit enterprise, the Small Business Finance Institute, which seeks to improve small business owners’ business financial literacy and access to funding.

The founder and former president of Sunrise Bank of Atlanta and author of the bestseller SBA Loan Book, Green’s mission is to help small business owners and entrepreneurs develop better financial skills that will make them better managers and increase their access to funding, especially SBA loans and ‘angel’ investment capital. In the coming months, he plans to launch a series of conferences and seminars aimed at training business owners with experienced funders and CPAs.

“Our approach is practical more than academic; Who is better to teach entrepreneurs how banks make credit decisions than bankers? Or how investors evaluate investment propositions than seasoned investors?” said Green. Eventually Green’s ambition is to mount a full schedule of web-oriented seminars to teach a broad range of financial skills, supported by an online library of instructive financial content. “We want to offer this information in whatever way users best accesses information, be it over the web, in an auditorium or classroom, or with a definitive book on every topic.”

Green has over 30 years’ experience in small business financing, most of which were in commercial banking, but a few years working for a venture capital firm, and has s served on several corporate boards, including a NASDAQ-listed company. He has written five books, including The SBA Loan Book, 3rd Edition, which will be released in February, 2011.

For further information, visit http://www.sbfi.org/ blocked::http://www.sbfi.org/" href="http://www.sbfi.org/">www.SBFI.org.

 

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