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Get Funded, Stay Funded: A Crash Course on SBA Loans

October 10th | 10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT

In today’s competitive business landscape, securing the right financing can make all the difference between starting up a business or not; or staying stagnant and achieving phenomenal growth. This workshop is designed to educate small business owners and entrepreneurs with comprehensive knowledge about the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs. Attendees will leave equipped to navigate the SBA loan landscape with confidence.

Key Takeaways:

  • Understanding SBA Loan Types: A detailed look at the different kinds of SBA loans, their specific purposes, and eligibility criteria.
  • Application Essentials: Tips for completing your SBA loan application, including the do’s and don’ts of the process.


ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Patrick Rodriguez is a big-picture thinker, super connector, and deep generalist whose career arc bends toward public service. Patrick recently was promoted to deputy district director of the Tennessee SBA office.  Patrick helps business owners, lenders and government contractors access SBA programs and services throughout Tennessee’s 95 counties. Previously, he worked as the SBA Senior Area Manager based out of Raleigh, NC since 2014.  Patrick started his SBA career in 2008 with the Los Angeles SBA Office before moving to North Carolina. Patrick grew up in Austin, Texas and graduated from the University of Texas, and recently earned his MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School.


October 10th
10:00 am - 11:00 am CDT
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