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Financial Focus: Preparing to Fund Your Business

May 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Understanding your business idea inside and out is one factor when starting a business. Another is if financing will be necessary to start or continue to grow your business. This workshop will go into the details of the 5 C’s of Credit, understanding financial statements, knowing general information a lender will look for, and what a good business loan application looks like. Lunch will be provided for those in-person. There is also a virtual Zoom option available. Please choose below. 

This workshop is provided by Arvest Bank, Great Plains Technology Center, Red River Technology Center, Canadian Valley Technology Center, and REI Women’s Business Center.

On-Site Information:
Great Plains Technology Center – Lawton
Great Plains Technology Center – Business Development Center
1601 SW Park Ridge Blvd.
Lawton, OK 73505


Misty Thomas has dedicated 10 years to assisting Oklahoma entrepreneurs grow their small businesses. As Loan Officer with REI Oklahoma, she helps small business owners navigate through a variety of business lending resources and programs to aid in finding the best options for their funding needs. Misty helps facilitate REI Business Lending’s internal lending programs as well as collaborates closely with local lenders to further assist businesses of all sizes in gaining access to the needed capital to grow and prosper in their communities. Misty lives in Durant with her two daughters and enjoys spending time with her family and fur babies, reading, and spending time outdoors.

Funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. WBC and 7j programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and language assistance services for clients with limited English proficiency will be provided if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Lori Smith, WBC Assistant at PO Box 1335, Durant, OK 74702 or call 800-658-2823.


May 24, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm


REI Women’s Business Center
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