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SBA Resource and Lending Partners Team Up To Hold SCORE Philadelphia “Meet The Lenders” Event for Local Entrepreneurs

Advisory Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019
Advisory Number: 
20191001-001
Contact: 
Robert Goza robert.goza@sba.gov | (610) 382-3084
Oct. 9 Event Connects Entrepreneurs with Lenders & Business Advice

PHILADELPHIA – The U.S. Small Business Administration’s Eastern Pennsylvania District participates in a “Meet the Lenders” Borrower Matchmaking event, hosted by SBA resource partner SCORE Philadelphia Oct. 9, 2019. The event occurs Wednesday, Oct. 9, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Quorum at the University City Science Center, 3675 Market St. 2nd Floor, Q4, Philadelphia.  

WHO:       Small businesses in need of financing or technical assistance should register now at https://conta.cc/2N7zkNW to attend and meet with SBA Lenders (Banks, Microlenders, Certified Development Corporations) and Resource Partners (SCORE, SBDC, WBC)

WHAT:     “Meet The Lenders” Borrower-Lender Matchmaking Event

WHEN:    Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE:  Quorum at the University City Science Center, 3675 Market St. 2nd Floor, Q4, Philadelphia

For additional event information contact: SCORE Philadelphia, 105 N. 22nd Street, 1st Floor, Philadelphia Office: 215-231-9880  | Email: georgianna.collick@scorevolunteer.org

“During the SCORE ‘Meet The Lenders’ event, we will bring small business entrepreneurs from Philadelphia and surrounding counties together with lenders who have a focus on small and medium-sized businesses,” said SCORE Philadelphia President Mary Livingston. “The ‘Meet the Lenders’ event is hosted for brand new start-ups and established businesses that are looking for ways to finance the future goals of their companies. SCORE encourages entrepreneurs at every stage of business development, from start-up to expanding businesses, to attend this event.”

The SBA will help kick off the event and team with resource partners to work with small business owners to connect them with lenders in a “one-stop, speed dating” format to spark lending relationships. During the event’s “Lender Match,” entrepreneurs have a series of 15-minute “pitch periods” with a variety of lenders in one-on-one meetings. The lenders can schedule more detailed interviews with entrepreneurs whose proposal may be a match with their lending portfolio.

“SBA-guaranteed lending continues to be an important resource for small businesses to start, grow and create new jobs for Americans. We are proud to participate in lender outreach and training opportunities like the Philadelphia ‘Meet the Lenders’ event,” said SBA Eastern Pennsylvania Director Steve Dixel. “Our participation is one of the ways the SBA is trying to increase outreach to the underserved small business communities in the Greater Philadelphia Metro Area’s Opportunity Zones and HUBZones. The SBA’s primary mission is to ensure that small business owners have access to the technical assistance and capital they need for their business.”

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Media may request SBA interviews or photographs through Robert Goza at 610-382-3084 or robert.goza@sba.gov (link sends e-mail).

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more visit www.sba.gov.