IBERIABANK (www.iberiabank.com), a 125-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, continues the “i Gives Back” community outreach program by announcing a partnership with SCORE of Naples to host a series of seminars aimed at helping small businesses. The first in the series is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2012 from 6:00 – 8:30 PM at IBERIABANK’s headquarters located at 2150 Goodlette Road in Naples.
This informative session will focus on Financial Management Tips and Tools for Small Business Owners. Topics will include ideas to improve profitability, more accurately project finances, forecast inventory purchases, streamline financial statements, prepare for seasonal fluctuations and manage overhead. This seminar will also touch on financing options available for working capital and fixed asset needs. The seminar will be moderated by SCORE and facilitated by Linda Williams and Indira Maharaj of IBERIABANK.
To register for the seminar, please visit events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07e6ad0ve202433e97 or you may call the SCORE office weekdays between 9:00 AM and noon at (239) 430-0081. There will be a $25 registration charge payable to SCORE of Naples. Checks or credit cards will be accepted. Veterans may register without charge.
Williams has been helping business owners and individuals with their financial needs for over 35 years. She is a native of Southwest Florida and is very familiar with the unique challenges and opportunities that small business owners face. Maharaj is a member of the American Business Women’s Association, Neopolitan Chapter and has served on the Board of the Women’s Network of Collier County as Assistant Treasurer and Secretary. She has been in banking for more than 16 years and has helped hundreds of business owners with their deposit and financing needs.
SCORE of Naples is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow, and succeed nationwide. SCORE provides free consulting services on a broad variety of topics including writing a business plan, advertising and marketing strategies, negotiating leases, trademark registrations and navigating local government licensing and regulatory issues. The Naples SCORE chapter has over 60 volunteers with a wide variety of business backgrounds. In addition to face-to-face counseling, SCORE offer a variety of educational workshops on topics of interest to small businesses.
IBERIABANK has 276 combined offices, including 186 bank branch offices in Louisiana, Arkansas, Tennessee, Alabama, Texas, and Florida, 22 title insurance offices in Arkansas and Louisiana, and mortgage representatives in 59 locations in 12 states. IBKC also has eight locations with representatives of IBERIA Wealth Advisors in four states, and one office of IBERIA Capital Partners, L.L.C.