Jim O’Neal is the District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) office in Sacramento California and is responsible for the delivery of SBA services in a 21 county area in northern California. The United States Small Business Administration provides technical assistance in conjunction with local resource partners and operates a loan guarantee program with lenders nationwide to support and develop small businesses. He was appointed to this position on August 30, 1998.
The Sacramento District has seen continuous growth in both our technical assistance and loan guarantees over the last 5 years. We have counseled and trained over 100,000 business owners and provided loan guarantees to 6,000 businesses for a total exceeding 1 billion dollars. In the recently completed fiscal year 2009, the district made loan guarantees and provided access to capital to 644 businesses for a total dollar amount of 192 million dollars.
O’Neal is a graduate of Wayland College and the University of South Carolina masters program.