(Cary, N.C.) A new, free business education series is being launched June 26 in Cary featuring rare access to a panel of local experts helping attendees understand the opportunities, issues, and realities of pursuing funding to grow their businesses. “Growing and Financing Your Business – Reasonable Expectations and Real World Requirements” is the inaugural workshop presented by Triangle Business Mentors, featuring Scott Mackey of Fidelity Bank; Chris Duffus, CPA; attorney Bill Peaslee; and international strategic business consultant and noted author Lea Strickland, MBA/CMA/CFM/CBM.
“Our group wanted to ensure diversity in all the necessary areas to focus on in order to successfully grow a business,” Strickland said.
According to Strickland, many times business owners only have access to one point of contact for counsel on essential business infrastructure issues. Attendees at the Triangle Business Mentors workshop will be able to hear a wide-range of informed opinions on what goes into banks’ lending decisions; understanding important legal agreements related to financing; gaining real world results in financing growth; and what role value-added decision making has in running a successful business.
There is no cost to attend the inaugural workshop in the series, with limited seating available. The event will be held at Fidelity Bank on Chatham Street Cary from 8:30 – 9:30 a.m. For information email email@example.com to register go to www.focusresourcesinc.com and click on Register for Event. Seating is limited to 30.
ABOUT LEA STRICKLAND
Lea Strickland, MBA/CMA/CFM/CBM/GMC, is an internationally renowned business strategy expert applying proven infrastructure management solutions to help businesses and organizations of all sizes build a baseline for success. She is the President of F.O.C.U.S. (TM) Resources and founder of the Technovation Entrepreneur (TM) program helping entrepreneurs take their ideas to market. Strickland is the author of books including “Out of the Cubicle and Into Business” “One Great Idea!” and “Marketing Strategies” and has had columns published in numerous high-profile national media outlets. Regularly leading workshops and presenting at a wide range of industry events, Lea is a sought-after public speaker and thought leader on how to effectively start and grow a business. For more information, visit www.focusresourcesinc.com.
ABOUT BILL PEASLEE, ATTORNEY AT LAW
Attorney Bill Peaslee was licensed to practice law in 1991, opening an office where clients could feel comfortable returning with any legal concern. His areas of practice include but are not limited to civil and criminal litigation; business formation and transactions; corporations; personal injury; traffic citations and DWI; debt collection; wills; real estate closings; and election law. Bill serves as the Chair-designee of the Constitutional Rights and Responsibilities Section of the NC Bar Association; former Chief of Staff and Special Legal Counsel to the NC Republican Party; and is a frequent lecturer on election law and campaign finance regulations. For more information, visit www.caryattorney.com.
ABOUT CHRIS DUFFUS
Chris Duffus is a member of the North Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a CPA and partner with Koonce, Wooten & Haywood, L.L.P., with offices in Raleigh, Pittsboro and Durham. Koonce, Wooten & Haywood has 60 years of experience providing a full-range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting services to middle-market organizations, small businesses and individuals. For more information, visit www.kwhcpa.com.
ABOUT SCOTT MACKEY, FIDELITY BANK
Scott Mackey has worked in the banking industry serving his clients since 1996. He works with owner-managed small businesses, helping business owners with commercial borrowing needs, improving cash efficiency, increasing profitability and simplifying finances. He has assisted hundreds of clients by financing their owner-occupied commercial buildings, typically in the $200,000 - $3,000,000 price range. For more information, visit www.fidelitybanknc.com.