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FREE SBA Small Business Workshops

Start a New Business in the New Year!
Release Date: 
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Release Number: 
Dawn Golik

FRESNO – If starting a new business or taking an existing business to the next level is a goal for 2015, SBA can help!

 On Friday, February 13th at 9:00 am until 11:00 am, the United States Small Business Administration is hosting a free SBA loan workshop for entrepreneurs who want to start or buy a business, or business owners who want to grow their companies.  This workshop will be presented by an experienced SBA Loan Officer and a local SBA lender, and will give attendees the tools they need for a successful loan application.

 The workshop will cover the specifics of SBA guaranteed loan programs including small loans for home-based businesses, multi-million dollar real estate and manufacturing transactions, exporting loans, construction loans, lines of credit, and others. It will also discuss the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and the many tools and resources available to help small business owners determine how to meet the requirements of ACA and address the healthcare coverage needs of their employees.

 On Thursday, February 19th from 9:00 am to Noon, SBA is hosting a free Government Contracting Workshop. Attendees will learn how to become a certified small business, and find out how this designation can give them a significant edge over their competition when it comes to doing business with Federal, State, and local government, including the High Speed Rail. The event will include guest speakers who can assist attendees with obtaining certifications, and identifying bidding opportunities.

U. S. Small Business Administration
 801 R Street, Suite 201, 2nd Floor
Fresno, California 93721
FREE Parking on R Street

Date & Time: 
Friday, February 13, 2015        9:00 am – 11:00 am    (SBA Loan Workshop)
Thursday, February 19, 2015  9:00 am - Noon          (Government Contracting)

Cost:   Both workshops are FREE

Reservations are required as seating is limited. To make a reservation, contact William Hori at (559) 487-5791 x. 2701 or at For additional information on SBA products and services please contact the Fresno District Office at (559) 487-5791 or visit us at