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How Commercial Banking Helps Technology Companies

Learn how commercial banking helps technology companies with products such as loans and financial services.

Finances and Banking
Free Course
This free online entrepreneurial course features Ken Wilcox, CEO of the Silicon Valley commercial bank. He discusses how he took on the bank and overturned previous mistakes to make it a success. You will learn about the key values he adhered to in the process, like maintaining and nurturing culture and strategy, investing in key people such as accountants, payroll staff, and lawyers, and learn about how commercial banks support tech businesses.





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This course begins with a discussion on how commercial banking helps a technology, new, or growing company by supplying the core services and investment it will need within an environment like Silicon Valley. You will learn about the history of strategy in commercial banking and the modern prosperity in commercial banking, which helps bankers properly plan and allocate financial resources. You will also learn that one way of making money by spending less.

You will then look into how to influence positive corporate culture. Ken will discuss the culture trumps strategy which means that if the strategy conflicts with how a group of people already believe or make decisions, it will fail. You will learn that commercial banking helps to influence positive corporate culture by giving loans and making profits maximization. You will also look into the offerings of a commercial bank such as loans and financial services to technology companies.

Silicon Valley is just outside San Francisco in the US and is known worldwide to inventors, entrepreneurs, and investment bankers looking to make money on their technological products and investment services. Because of this, it has its own Silicon Valley commercial bank located there. Upon the completion of this course, you will gain a better understanding of how commercial banking can help technology companies start-up and grow through investment and support.

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Learning Outcomes

Learning outcomes - Understanding of how a company succeeds in Silicon Valley - Examine the various resources an entrepreneur would consider from the birth of their idea - Key values which make a huge company so successful


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