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SBA Programs Featured at Quakertown Workshop

Advisory Date: 
Monday, January 11, 2016
Advisory Number: 
20160111-001
Contact: 
Sonia Smith (610)382-3085 | sonia.smith@sba.gov

EASTERN PENNSYLVANIA– A US Small Business Administration “Think BIG with a Small Loan” workshop, hosted by the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce in Quakertown, will help new and existing businesses in Upper Bucks County get access to capital, learn the requirements for opening bank accounts and establishing merchant card processing, and engage with SBA Resource Partners SCORE and SBDC.  SBA Economic Development Specialist Sonia Smith, Chris Hudock, Director, The Rising Tide/Upper Bucks Microloan Fund; Rob Mineo, Financing Program Director, Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and representatives from SCORE Bucks County and QNB Bank will lead the program.  The free event is Thursday, January 28, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. at the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce.

“One of the biggest issues faced by small businesses is the inability to access sufficient credit and capital,” said Tony Leta, Director of SBA’s Eastern Pennsylvania District.  “This workshop will introduce Upper Bucks businesses to the Rising Tide Microloan program and to SBA Resource Partners that can assist them in starting or expanding their business.  I believe our efforts will have a positive impact on the continued revitalization in Upper Bucks towns and communities.”

WHAT: FREE “Think BIG with a Small Loan” workshop for new and existing businesses in Upper Bucks. Topics covered include access to capital, establishing business bank accounts and merchant card processing, and meeting representatives from SBA, SCORE, Lehigh University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), QNB Bank, and the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce.

WHEN: Thursday, January 28, 7:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce, 21 N. Main Street, Quakertown, PA  18951.

REGISTRATION:  To ensure a seat and adequate materials, pre-registration is requested by calling the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce at 215-536-3211 or enrolling online at www.ubcc.org.

The U.S. Small Business Administration is an independent federal agency of the U.S. government whose mission is to help small businesses start, grow and succeed through loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses. SBA also helps people recover from disasters and rebuild their lives by providing affordable, timely and accessible financial assistance to homeowners, renters and businesses.

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