Creative Financing Solutions in a Post-COVID World

Sponsored by Live Oak Bank

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Speaker: Randall Behrens

While the pandemic has presented unforeseen challenges, it has also been a time to identify new and emerging opportunities for successful breweries poised to grow. In fact, many of Live Oak Bank’s customers had their best year ever during the pandemic.

If you are a growing brewery looking to expand your production capabilities, investing in your business often requires extra capital to help you reach an untapped market, expand your physical location, or generate new revenue streams. This sponsored Collab Hour covers how to leverage financing to take advantage of these opportunities. It also covers some benefits that breweries can unlock, like the ability to expand through acquisition with as little as $0 equity injection.

Randall Behrens, brewery lender at Live Oak, discusses opportunities for breweries, lessons learned from COVID-19, and how to position your brewery for success.

About the Speaker

Randall Behrens

Randall Behrens, Senior Loan Officer

Live Oak Bank

Randall Behrens joined Live Oak Bank in 2014 as a Senior Loan Officer and helped found Live Oak Bank's Wine and Craft Beverage Lending. Randall works from the bank's office in Santa Rosa, California, but travels across the country to meet with craft beverage producers seeking expansion and advises them of their best loan options for their growing business. Randall has been a top-performing SBA Loan Officer since 2001, and before joining Live Oak, he was the Vice President of Business Development for First Community Bank. He earned his bachelor's degree in Economics from California State University in Sacramento and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School.

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