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2008-05-13

SBDC presents May 22 course on personal credit scores

BEMIDJI, Minn. - A presentation entitled “Protecting and Understanding Your Credit” coordinated by the Northwest Regional Small Business Center, will be Thursday, May 22, at the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation.

The presentation will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the CRI, an off-campus facility located at 3801 Bemidji Ave. North.

Have you ever wondered what really happens when someone steals your identity? Have you ever been turned down for a loan and not understood why? How do you make your credit better? If you’ve ever had questions like these, then this is the class for you.

Lauralee Nicholas, Small Business Development Center instructor and former personal banker, will explore and explain the fundamentals of credit. She will cover a broad range of topics including credit bureaus, credit scoring and factors which influence your credit score, how to obtain your credit report, disputing incorrect information on your credit report and identity theft.

The Small Business Development Center is housed at the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation.

For more information on the presentation or to pre-register, please contact Shari Augustine at the Northwest Regional Small Business Development Center by phone at (218) 755-4255.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR
May 22
- 6-9 p.m. - Northwest Regional Small Business Development Center presents, “Protecting and Understanding Your Credit.” Location: Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation; 3801 Bemidji Ave. N., Bemidji, Minn. Registration: $25 per person. Information: Shari Augustine, (218) 755-4255.

About the Small Business Development Center
The Minnesota Small Business Development Centers (MnSBDC) provide no-cost, professional business consulting to small businesses on a variety of business needs. In the wake of a disaster, MnSBDCs work with small businesses to help them assess business and capital needs, including helping small business owners access federal disaster and other loans by assisting them with the required applications and supporting financial documents.

The Northwest Regional SBDC in Bemidji supports Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Red Lake and Roseau counties and also has locations in Thief River Falls and Crookston.


About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit bemidjistate.edu. Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.