Lunch & Learn with Eastern Bank: Borrowing Basics

Eastern Bank and SEED Corporation are partnering to host a Lunch & Learn for business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs. During this free, in-person session, participants will learn the fundamentals of financing a small business, what lenders look for in a loan application, and the funding programs available to start-up and existing businesses. Topics will include the Six C’s of Credit, traditional vs. non-traditional lending requirements, and SBA loan programs. The program will also cover what to include in a business plan as well as other necessary documentation to prepare for when seeking financing. Attendees will be provided with a business plan guide as well as financial tracking and projection templates.

Location:
West End Grill
63 Mazzeo Drive
Randolph, MA 02368 

This event is free to attend and a complimentary lunch will be provided to all attendees. Please forward any questions about the event to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Event Date 05-23-2024 11:30 am
Individual Price Free

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Fast Track Loans

Up to $25,000 for start-up and existing businesses at 7% fixed

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Micro and Small Loans

Micro Loans up to $50,000 and Small Loans up to $350,000 at 6-7% fixed with flexible terms

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SBA 504 Loans

Real Estate or Machinery and Equipment Loans up to $5.5 million at low, fixed rates

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May 504 Loan Rates

Real Estate 25-year Fixed: 6.76%

Real Estate 20-year Fixed: 6.81%

Equipment 10-year Fixed: 6.80%

Debt Refi 25-year Fixed: 6.78%

Debt Refi 20-year Fixed: 6.83%

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In this time of great uncertainty, what is truly important becomes clear.

South Eastern Economic Development (SEED) Corporation is reaffirming our commitment to our mission of promoting economic development in our local region and improving the quality of life of all residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. SEED promotes economic growth by creating new and retaining existing jobs to ensure Main Street businesses can recover and rebuild from economic hardship.

SEED is an equal opportunity employer, lender and business assistance provider to all entrepreneurs with their start-up, small and micro businesses in the region. SEED rejects all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including those based on age, color, diverse abilities, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, and veteran status. We take individual and collective responsibility for helping to eliminate bias and discrimination and by increasing our own understanding of these issues through education, training, and interaction with others.

SEED pledges our collective commitment to ensuring just and equitable access to financing for all small business owners.

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