The Small Business Finance Institute (SBFI) provides commercial lender training to the bank and non-bank lending industry through on-demand, streaming video, from seasoned professionals who teach, mentor and instruct peers from their own experience. Our courses offer a range of tutorials covering various levels of experience and a broad list of topics pertinent to the many business disciplines that a successful commercial lender must master. See our up-to-date list of courses here.
In addition, we regularly publish industry news, analysis and information for and about commercial lenders to help them stay informed so to perform their best. Our goal is to be the one-stop resource center to commercial lenders to meet the challenges of client financing, industry changes and career advancement.
SBFI was founded on the premise of providing sound, germane and principled tutorial information to support and promote the commercial lending sector and its participants. We advocate for distribution of credit capital in a prudent, responsible manner that utilizes time-tested, regulatory compliant practices, which inures to the benefit of all stakeholders.
To foster a stronger, more profitable and responsive small business capital marketplace through trained, informed, and agile commercial lender participants.
- Meeting client needs with prudent credit standards and competitive service
- Commercial lenders constantly working to improve their skills & performance
- Capital providers cultivating client opportunities into mutual prosperity
Leadership – best practices and fair play enhance trust, competition and results
Entrepreneurship – creating opportunities from ideas, hard work and persistence
Integrity – making every action as honorable as our best intention
Respect – demonstration of treating others as you want to be treated