Small Business Administration (SBA) Loan Workshop

January 30, 2014

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – The Small Business Administration (SBA) will host a loan workshop on Thursday, February13 from 2 to 4 p.m. at your Kingsport Chamber of Commerce. The event is co-sponsored by the Kingsport Office of Small Business Development and Entrepreneurship (KOSBE) and Small Business Development Center ETSU – Kingsport Affiliate.

The workshop is open to individuals interested in starting a small business, as well as individuals who are already in business.

This interactive training will cover various topics, such as: resources available for small businesses to succeed; the “new normal” of lending; the latest on crowd funding; and most importantly, how to apply for an SBA Loan, including microloans from $5,000 to $25,000 for startup or expansion.

“We are going to cover so much more than the standard norm,” said Sue Malone, SBA Lender and one of three speakers at this event. “What I am really going to be speaking about are things which are useful and practical.”

Sue Malone is the number one SBA Loan Provider based on volume. She is a lender with Superior Financial of Danville, California. Malone is joined by Mary Hoen and Deborah S. Wagner. Hoen represents proactive SBA Microlender Pathway Lending. Wagner, Director of Community Economic Development for People, Incorporated Financial Services, is the newest authorized SBA Microlender serving Sullivan County.

There is no cost to attend, but pre-registration is required. Please R.S.V.P. to Dana Glenn at 423.392.8825 or

The cooperative agreement between KOSBE and East Tennessee State University is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). SBA’s funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions or services. SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Additional funding is provided by the Tennessee Board of Regents and the state of Tennessee.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact Dana Glenn — 423.392.8825;; 400 Clinchfield Street, Suite 100, Kingsport, Tennessee 37660.