Capital One Bank Accepting Applications For 'Getting Down To Business' Program

NEW ORLEANS – Capital One Bank is accepting applications for its “Getting Down to Business” small business development program in greater New Orleans. The program, now in its 6th year in New Orleans, begins May 11. Offered over several months, the program is designed to provide qualified business owners with information and guidance to help them grow their businesses.

         The program is free and will be held on Wednesday evenings beginning May 11, at 5:30 p.m., at the Xavier University Entrepreneurship X-ncubator, 909 South Jefferson Davis Parkway, in New Orleans.

         The 16-course, in-depth curriculum was developed by Capital One’s Community Development Banking team and local partners that include America’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Money Management International, Goodwork Network, LiftFund and the Urban League of Greater New Orleans.

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         Created by Capital One Bank, Getting Down to Business Programs offer qualified business owners an opportunity to grow their businesses by increasing their knowledge of credit, budgeting, marketing, business growth plans, financing, accounting best practices, networking, insurance and much more. The program includes a matched savings component up to $2,000 that the business owners can use for operations, staffing or the purchase of supplies upon completion of the program. In addition, participants are paired with knowledgeable professionals and volunteers who serve as mentors during the class sessions and for a year following the completion of the program.

         Through an integrated approach called ‘Investing for Good,’ Capital One Bank orchestrates the delivery of core banking services along with specialized community development, philanthropic and volunteer support to generate lasting, local community impact and valuable business results. “The Getting Down to Business program is a great example of how we bring Investing for Good to life in greater New Orleans,” said Karen DeBlieux, Southeast Louisiana Market President for Capital One Bank.

         The Getting Down to Business program will be limited to 15 participants who will be selected through an application and interview process.

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         The deadline to submit applications is 11:59 p.m. Monday, April 25.

         To fill out applications, visit the SBDC at 909 South Jefferson Davis Parkway, any Capital One Bank in greater New Orleans or click here


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