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(RESCHEDULED from 3/15 to 3/29 DUE TO SNOW)

WANT TO KNOW HOW TO START A BUSINESS IN THE TOWN OF BROOKLINE -- BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO OR WHAT TO DO NEXT?

This will be a two-part workshop consisting of:
1. United States Small Business Administration (SBA) programs/services available for start-up and existing businesses.
2. Town of Brookline, Economic Development & Long-Term Planning Division

Learn how the SBA and other resource partners can assist you in starting and growing your business. General information will be provided on the following programs and services:

Counseling/Technical Assistance through SBA and various resource partners:
Small Business Development Centers / SCORE / Center for Women & Enterprise / City & State Economic Development Offices

Access to Capital:
SBA 7(A) Advantage Loan Guaranty Program / SBA 504 Grow Loan / Microlending / Disaster Loans

Government Contract Opportunities:
8(A) Business Development Program / HUB Zone Program / Disadvantaged Business, Woman-owned, Service-disabled Veteran Self-Certifications / Subcontracting

Participants will receive the Annual SBA Massachusetts Resource Guide and other materials to encourage the completion of a business plan draft. For more information, please visit: https://www.sba.gov/ma

Additionally -- representatives from the Town of Brookline, Economic Development & Long-Term Planning Division will provide you with an overview of programs and services offered by the Town of Brookline to help you get started. Participants will leave with resources and an understanding of next steps on how to start a business in the Town of Brookline.



About the presenters:

Evan Lehrer, MPA
Economic Development and Long Term Planner
Town of Brookline
333 Washington St., Brookline, MA 02445
elehrer@brooklinema.gov
(617) 730-2127

Michael Sandman
Boston Chapter SCORE Mentor & Brookline Resident!
msandman1943@gmail.com
+1.617.513.8908


Norman Eng
is an Economic Development Specialist for the SBA Massachusetts District Office. Norman's focus is to optimize the positive impacts of SBA economic development programs and services on the growth of the local economy. Norman conducts outreach and trainings to educate the small business community about opportunities available to the public through SBA programs and partners. Norman is alumni of Bentley University and Suffolk University, Sawyer School of Business; currently resides in Milton, MA and father of two children: Izaac and Charlotte.




Massachusetts SBA District Office
10 Causeway Street, RM265, Boston, MA, 02222
Telephone: 617-565-5560 I Fax: 617-565-6373 I Web: www.sba.gov/ma
All SBA programs and services are provided on a nondiscriminatory basis. The SBA does not endorse the organizations, views they express or the products/services they offer. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least 2 weeks in advance.
Norman.Eng@sba.gov / 617-565-8510

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