SMALL BUSINESS DAY AND LENDER FAIR

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 small business Day

BRAWLEY – The U.S. Small Business Administration, Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center, Brawley Chamber of Commerce, and San Diego State University are all coming together to host the first annual Small Business Day & Lender Fair on April 16, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

San Diego SBA District Director Ruben Garcia, SBA Economic Development Specialist Jill Andrews, SBA Lead Lender Relations Specialist Julie Talley, and SBA Lender Relations Specialist Maria Hughes will all be in attendance to answer your questions.

Representatives from local SBA approved lenders: Community Valley Bank, Farm Credit Services Southwest, Rabobank N.A., and Sun Community Federal Credit Union will facilitate lending opportunities during lunch.

Come and update your knowledge about what it takes to get funded in today’s business environment and talk with the lenders that make the decisions. Discover how to get no cost assistance with strategic business planning, financial analysis, cash flow projections, and marketing.

High-Impact sessions will include: Meet the SBA!, Business Expansion Do’s and Don’ts, Veterans Sustainable Agriculture Training, What the USDA Can Do For You!, Benefits of Your Chamber Membership, Lending in Today’s Business Environment, and Networking.

Information will be provided for all types of businesses including: agricultural, veterans, and minority owned businesses.

Lunch is included and the event is sponsored at no cost to you by the City of Brawley, Community Valley Bank, Farm Credit Services Southwest, Imperial County Community & Economic Development, Rabobank N.A., Sun Community Federal Credit Union, and the USDA.

Reserve your seat  by contacting the Imperial Valley Small Business Development Center:

Drop off, Visit their website, Call, Fax, or Email by April 11, 2013.

1850 W. Main St., El Centro, CA 92243, www.ivsbdc.org, (760) 312-9800, (760) 312-9838, katie@ivsbdc.org.