The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Richmond district office hosted a “Small Business Financing” workshop on August 7 at the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce. The workshop targeted start-up and existing small businesses interested in accessing capital for a wide variety of financing needs. Thirty business owners interested in learning more about small loans, conventional loans, and SBA loans attended.
When asked how the class helped her specifically, Chamber member Erin Clark with E-N-E Photography replied, "The class really gave a lot of information on resources for funding. The information on the Patriot and Celtic Express Loans will help a lot of businesses. It’s good to have those options.” Participants also gained information on how to start, build and grow successful businesses.
The workshop was free and featured a panel presentation by SBA personnel and lenders discussing SBA and conventional loan programs. Panelists included Melissa Burroughs, Old Point National Bank; Pat Gomez, Tidewater Business Financing Corporation; Fred Crispen, Celtic Bank; and Jayne Armstrong, United States Small Business Administration.
Since its founding on July 30, 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
Visit the U.S. Small Business Administration Loan and Grant website for more information.