How to Overcome the Gender Lending Gap


01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Zoom, 07928

There are millions of women-owned businesses in the U.S. However, even with the steady rise of female business ownership, women still face significant hurdles to success. One of the greatest challenges is access to capital.

In fact, women are less likely to get approved for a small business loan than men, and when they do receive financing, their average loan size is significantly less than their male peers. Additionally, well-capitalized businesses have a greater chance of success and usually see higher profits as early as their first year in business.

So, if capital is so important, how can women entrepreneurs get their hands on more of it? Join Live Oak Bank’s Inclusive Small Business Lending team as they dive into the disparities of the gender lending gap and offer advice on what you can do to increase your chances of attaining financing when your business needs it.

Class Highlights

  • Why Do Female Borrowers Receive Less Funding than their Male Counterparts
  • Understanding the Lending Process
  • Presenting Yourself as a Desirable Borrower
  • Q and A

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  • 229 Main Street
    2nd Floor
    Chatham, NJ 07928
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