Capital One Bank hosted a graduation ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012, in Houston for small business owners who have successfully completed the bank’s “Getting Down to Business” program.
Created by Capital One Bank, Getting Down to Business is a free comprehensive, seven-month training program that provides qualified business owners with information and guidance designed to help them grow their business. Areas of focus include credit, budgeting, marketing, business plans, financing, networking and insurance. Course participants also are introduced to a network of industry experts who discuss ways to avoid pitfalls that can ruin a business in its early stages. 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.