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SBC to host Financing Event 05052017

Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Lender/Borrower Matchmaking Event Small Business Administration (SBA) sent this bulletin at 04/20/2017 10:50 AM EDT SBA Houston District Office National Small Business Week Lender/Borrower Matchmaking Event Join the Houston District Office at the SBA Small Business Lender/Borrower Matchmaking Event hosted by Houston Community College. WHO: Representatives from banks and credit unions will be on hand to meet with existing and start-up business owners to discuss funding options. WHAT: A one-stop forum for business owners and entrepreneurs to: • Pitch financing needs to multiple lenders in one-on-one 15 min. sessions (speed dating format) • Learn more about lending requirements • Access information on SBA Certification programs and government contracting • Access free small business counseling with SCORE, Small Business Development Center (SBDC) & Women’s Business Center (WBC) WHEN: Friday, May 5, 2017 TIME: 8:30 a.m. Registration 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Matchmaking meetings WHERE: Houston Community College Spring Branch The Commons Bldg (next to Murphy’s Deli) 1010 W. Sam Houston Pkwy. N, Houston, TX 77043 COST: FREE, but registration is required BRING (if available): • Financial Information & Credit Score • Business Plan • A “One Page” Pitch- key points, analysis, & forecast of business For help with these items, contact SCORE For help with these items, contact SBDC, www.sbdcnetwork.uh.edu, SCORE, www.houston.score.org, or WBC www.wbea-texas.org/wbc CONTACT: Valerie Nguyen at valerie.nguyen@sba.gov 713-773-6516 or Sonia Maldonado...

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