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Capital Connections


Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

Capital Connections

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Looking for capital to START or GROW your small business.

Want to know your options for securing a small business loan?

Need to learn more about the lending process?

We've got the perfect event for you.

Hear from local lenders, find the right fit for your business.


Capital Connections is your opportunity to:

  • Find out what it takes to qualify for a business loan 
  • Identify key things lenders look for in potential clients
  • Connect to local lenders in the Baton Rouge area.


Meet our panelists:

  • Nikki Whitfield, Baton Rouge Loan Officer, Accion Louisiana
  • Shakita Billups, Baton Rouge Loan Officer, TruFund Financial Services
  • Sylvester Williams, Capital One Bank

Connect yourself to capital.

Accion Louisiana  is an extension of Accion Texas Inc. – the nation’s largest nonprofit small business microlender whose mission is to provide credit and services to small businesses and entrepreneurs who do not have access to loans from commercial sources and to provide leadership and innovation to the microlending industry.

Capital One is a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and services to consumers, small businesses and commercial clients.

TruFund Financial Services, Inc. is a national not-for-profit organization with more than $70 million in assets under management. We seek to stimulate economic development in communities that are underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing affordable capital, hands-on business assistance, and innovative solutions to small businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and real estate developers.


LSBDC at Southern University Baton Rouge has been a public service unit of the College of Business at Southern University A&M College. The purpose of the Center is to provide individual consulting services, training programs/seminars, and information assistance to potential and existing small businesses in the Greater Baton Rouge Region including Ascension, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Iberville, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge, and West Feliciana parishes. 

Have questions about Capital Connections? Contact Liftfund

When & Where

Southern University Small Business Development Center
616 Harding Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70807

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (CDT)

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