Discover the many SBA Web-based resources to help you plan, start or expand a small business. Local SBA representative shares the many in-person counseling and training resources available to help with your startup or existing small business. Session covers what it takes to produce a bankable loan proposal. including the Five Cs of Credit, and how a lender views a business credit application. Find out what financial assistance is available through the U.S. Small Business Administration and its lending partners and learn how to tap into federal government contracting opportunities with the agency's certification programs. Discover how to get bonding for contracts through the SBA's surety bond guaranty program. Attendees are invited to bring their own lunch and beverage to this session.