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Business Expert Session: Getting Loan Ready: Business Loan Basics

December 31, 2025

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Applying for a business loan can seem like a confusing and daunting process. Matt Hrdlicka with Columbia Bank will demystify the process by explaining what goes into getting a business loan. We’ll discuss what banks will ask for, general underwriting metrics, how to prepare and clarify some key terms you’ll hear along the way.


About the Presenter:

Matt Hrdlicka is a Portfolio Manager with Columbia Bank’s Seattle Commercial Banking Team, serving the full banking needs of a select group of commercial and nonprofit clients. He has significant nonprofit and commercial underwriting and credit structuring experience. Matt has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a Master’s degree in Finance from Seattle University. Outside of work, Matt serves on the boards of Team Read and the Puget Sound Chapter of the Risk Management Association.

This session was recorded on 7/22/2021


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