SBA Offers Webinar on Loan Programs for Native American Community Lenders

Release Number: 
Advisory Date: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Advisory Number: 
Cecelia Taylor, (202) 401-3059

“Helping members of our Native American community obtain the capital they need to start and grow their businesses is an important part of SBA’s mission,” said Acting District Director Robert DuCotè. “This is a great opportunity for lenders to learn about different SBA programs that can assist Native American businesses on and off tribal reservations.”

“SBA is committed to expanding access to capital for small businesses and entrepreneurs,” said Regional Administrator Calvin Goings. “The Community Advantage Pilot Program is aimed at increasing the number of SBA 7(a) Lenders who reach underserved communities, targeting community-based, mission-focused financial institutions which were previously not able to offer SBA loans.”

News Advisory

WASHINGTON – Community lenders that want to increase their lending to small businesses in Native American communities are invited to attend a U.S. Small Business Administration webinar Jan. 23 on programs geared toward providing financing and technical assistance ideal for traditionally underserved communities. The webinar will focus on using SBA’s Microloan and Community Advantage Pilot Loan programs and how community lenders with a Native American Community focus can use these programs to achieve their missions. 

WHAT: A webinar on SBA’s Community Advantage Pilot Loan and Microloan programs, geared toward nonprofit financial intermediaries that want to learn more about how to employ these programs to provide financing and technical assistance to small businesses in Native American communities. 

Participants should note that the webinar is only open to lenders.

WHEN: January 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. (PST)

WHO: SBA Office of Economic Opportunity; SBA Office of Native American Affairs

HOW: Conference Call-in Instructions:

  1. Dial the AT&T Connect Teleconference Toll-Free Number – 1-888-858-2144
  2. Enter the AT&T Access Code – 5962990 (press the # key)

Web Conference Login Instructions:

  1. Login at
  2. Enter "Meeting Number" 1-888-858-2144
  3. Enter “Access Code” 5962990
  4. Enter “Email Address, First and Last name”
  5. Click Submit
  6. Click Participant
  7. Click Participant Application (Recommended)
  8. Click “Enter” Event
  9. Click Dial-In/Already Connected by Phone
  10. (Close the Telephone Connection Instructions pop-up box)

System Requirements:

To set up the AT&T Connect Participant application, a user's PC must run either Windows 2000, Windows XP (SP1, SP2, SP3 are supported), or Vista with either Internet Explorer 6.0 (or higher) supported.  AT&T Connect does support the Mozilla or Firefox browser.

Note:  The phone number is the “meeting number” when logging in to

A separate telephone line is needed for the conference call-in portion.

For assistance with AT&T Connect Web Conference Service, contact AT&T Connect Customer Care at 1-888-796-6118.

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