"You Can Bank on It" Seminar for Borrowers and Prospective Borrowers
August 31st 2 pm
TSBDC at East Tennessee State University — Main Office ETSU Innovation Laboratory Johnson City
SBDC Overview: Need help starting or growing your business? Dr. Bob Justice, Director of the SBDC at ETSU College of Business & Technology will discuss the myriad of services the Tennessee Small Business Development Center provides for entrepreneurs to take advantage of like free confidential counseling as well as training seminars.
Government Contracting Session: Are you seeking ways to grow your business through federal government contracting? Kena Dixon, SBA Business Opportunity Specialist, will provide you with the information to determine which certification is right for you.
SBA Loans Overview: Having trouble obtaining a traditional loan for your business? In this session you will learn how SBA loan guaranties expand a lenders ability to make small business loans. SBA Economic Development Specialist Jacqueline Merritt will provide an overview of SBA’s various loan programs, and explain how you can apply for an SBA loan.
Lender Q&A Panel: Are you seeking financing to grow your business? If so, this portion of the workshop, moderated by SBA Lender Relations Specialist Maria Lloyd, provides the perfect opportunity for you to gather helpful feedback from the group’s Q &A on what it takes to be successful when seeking a business loan. Each lender will give an overview of what their institution has to offer small business owners and what it needs to make a credit decision followed by a question and answer session to help dispel the myths of small business finance.
Speaker(s): Dr. Bob Justice, Director of the TSBDC at East Tennessee State University.
Kena Dixon, SBA Business Opportunity Specialist.
Jacqueline Merritt, SBA Economic Development Specialist.