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Expand Your Business to the Global Market

When: Thursday, July 13, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: B-Building, B-201


Learn how small business owners can begin to sell products globally to grow the business.

  • Are You Ready to Export? Why should you Export?
  • Exporting Myths - Exporting Advantages
  • Federal Government Exporting Assistance
  • U.S. Free Trade Agreements
  • International Markets Resources
  • Legal Considerations
  • How to Finance Your Sales
  • 3 SBA Loan Guaranty Programs
  • Counseling & Assistance


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Financing Your Business

When: Thursday, August 10, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: B-Building, B-201


Making Your Dream a Reality: Finance Your Start-up or existing business With the Right Mix of Capital.

Join us to learn from lenders about the loans for Start-ups, existing businesses, exporters, to start a business, buy properties and machinery to expand business.

The discussion will cover:

  • The different SBA loan programs offered through various lenders
  • What a "lender looks for" in accessing capital as a small business
  • How to prepare for the loans
  • Developing your business plan and financial statements for your loan package
  • Participants will also have the opportunity to talk one-on-one with the lenders


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Meet the Lenders

When: Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: B-Building, B-201


Looking to fund your small business? Meet the Lenders is an event to introduce you to over 10 lenders - traditional and alternative. The event’s focus is assisting small businesses – existing and start-up, alike – to identify financing solutions. It will provide a forum for businesses to present their financing needs to area lenders. Lenders will briefly meet with business owners, review their financing needs, and schedule more detailed interviews with business owners whose needs may be a match with their lending portfolio.

The discussion will cover:

  • Learn what the lenders are looking for
  • Understand credit and business evaluations
  • Identify the best time to approach a lender


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Grants for R&D: Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Program

When: Thursday, October 05, 2017 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Where: B-Building, B-201


Learn about the funding procedure, eligibility requirements of the grants, the participating Federal Agencies and the tips for proposal writing.

The discussion will cover:

  • What is SBIR?
  • SBIR Funding Procedure
  • 11 SBIR Participating Federal Agencies
  • SBA Role; Competitively Phased Structure of the SBIR Program
  • 5 STTR Participating Federal Agencies
  • Competitively Phased Structure of the STTR Program
  • Eligibility Requirements


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