The Small Business Administration (SBA) has announced it will be holding a series of webinars designed for lenders, small business owners, and lending partners. Dates, topics, and registration information is listed below:
Lender Webinar Forgiveness Q&A (August 7 at 10 am): Although the SBA doesn’t have all the answers, representatives from the SBA will talk about a few of the most commonly asked questions on this call to discuss the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) forgiveness process for lenders.
To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lender-webinar-forgiveness-qa-tickets-115729302459.
SBA Loan Programs & Technical Assistance Programs (August 11 at 10 am): If you are thinking about starting your own business, or already own a small business and want it to grow, then please join the SBA for this no-cost informative webinar. Representatives from the Small Business Administration’s Maine District Office will discuss good ideas for a business, deciding if your business idea will work, the steps to take to get started, and what lenders are looking for from borrowers. If you already have a business and are looking to grow, this webinar also will discuss ways to increase sales through targeted marketing and introduce you to no-cost partners who can help you achieve ongoing success in your venture.
Small Business Training for Veterans and Their Family Members (August 11 at 1 pm or August 18 at 8 am): If you are a veteran or a family member of a veteran, join the SBA for an informative webinar to help you start your own business or grow one that you already own. This no-cost training will include good ideas for a business, deciding if your business idea will work, the steps to take to get started, and what lenders are looking for from borrowers. If you already have a business and are looking to grow, this webinar will also discuss ways to increase sales through targeted marketing and introduce you to no-cost partners who can help you achieve ongoing success in your venture.
To register for the August 11 webinar, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-cost-small-business-training-for-veterans-and-veterans-family-members-tickets-112984158660
To register for the August 18 webinar, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/no-cost-small-business-training-for-veterans-and-veterans-family-members-tickets-113011081186
SBA Tools for Your Small Business Exporters in Maine for Lenders (August 13 at 10 am): The SBA and its partners provide assistance to not only start a business, but to grow your business by providing assistance to access new global markets. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Maine International Trade Center (MITC), the SBA Maine District Office, and the SBA Maine’s 2019 Exporter of the Year are conducting a webinar to provide you with the tools, knowledge, and inspiration to explore your possibility to access global markets. The SBA Export Guaranteed Loan programs also will be discussed.
To register, visit: https://sba-tools-for-your-smallbusiness-exporters-lenders.eventbrite.com
SBA Surety Bond Program (August 13 at 11 am): Save the date for a discussion with SBA Surety Bond specialist Jennifer Black and Northern Maine Senior Area Manager Jim Pineau. Surety bonds help small businesses win contracts by providing the customer with a guarantee that the work will be completed. Many public and private contracts require surety bonds, which are offered by surety companies. The SBA guarantees surety bonds for certain surety companies, which allows the companies to offer surety bonds to small businesses that might not meet the criteria for other sureties. Event registration details coming soon.
SBA Programs & Services Webinar (August 14 at 2:30 pm): Many people weren’t fully aware of the SBA’s capabilities until they found themselves needing disaster assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out how the SBA can help with access to capital, selling to the government, exporting, identifying amazing business advisors, and more.
To register, visit: https://sba-update-ps-august14.eventbrite.com
SBA Alternative Lending (August 20 at 9 am): The Maine District Office will be hosting a webinar to discuss SBA program options outside of the traditional 7a and 504 focusing on Microloans, Community Advantage, and the technical assistance both programs offer to borrowers. This is an opportunity to learn the basics regarding these programs, and how they could assist your clients who need alternative options to traditional commercial and SBA lending.
To register, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sba-alternative-lending-tickets-115735456867