Exploring Business Ownership with the SBA
DO YOU HAVE THE NEXT BIG IDEA?
WANT TO KNOW HOW TO START A BUSINESS BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO GO OR WHAT TO DO NEXT?
This workshop will provide information on the various Small Business Administration (SBA) programs/services available for start-up and existing businesses.
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:
SCORE / Small Business Development Centers / 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
About the presenter:
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.