• SBA Microloan (Under $50K) and Community Advantage Loans

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    Name: SBA Microloan (Under $50K) and Community Advantage Loans
    Date: March 20, 2024
    Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    Join us for an informative and interactive virtual workshop on accessing small business financing the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Microloan or Community Advantage loan programs. Whether you are a start-up or an existing small business looking to expand, this event will provide valuable insights into these specialized loan programs designed to support entrepreneurs and small business owners. You will also gain insights into other non-SBA loan programs from Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) guest speakers from TruFund and Sabre Finance.

    During the workshop, you will have the opportunity to learn about specific features, eligibility criteria, and application process. Our expert guest speakers will guide you through the nuances of these loan programs. Secure your spot today and empower your small business with the financial resources it needs to thrive!

    About the Speakers:

    Samuel Kellett

    Chief Operating Officer

    Alabama | Columbus, GA metro Area

    Sabre Finance

    Samuel Kellett is the Chief Operating Officer of Sabre Finance, a non-profit lender and technical assistance provider, based in Birmingham that services the entire state of Alabama and the Columbus, GA metropolitan area. Sabre Finance, founded in 2014 by Dr. Ray Morris, is a CDFI and SBA lender serving entrepreneurs through expert technical assistance and prudent access to capital. Sabre Finance is a mission-driven organization serving the underserved small business community, growing alongside them from start-up to expansion. Sam has worked directly with small business owners to meet their individualized needs since 2019. His experience in business development and passion for learning lead Sam’s drive to ensure a smooth experience in helping entrepreneurs navigate new paths by listening to client needs and matching proven methods with innovative decision-making. Since joining Sabre Finance, Sam has also earned his certification as an Economic Development Finance Professional and currently serves on the Central Alabama Redevelopment Alliance's Advisory Board. 


    December Thompson 

    Assistant Vice President and 

    Market Manager for the Georgia and Alabama markets 

    TruFund Financial Services.

    As the Market Manager at TruFund, December leads dynamic product promotions, communications strategies, and market operations to enhance community engagement and partnerships. By leveraging experience in resource acquisition and government relations, she strengthens lending operations and contributes to the expansion of key resources. She consistently fosters trust and collaboration through strategic state and local government relationships, enriching the organization's resource base.

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    Date/Time Information:
    Wednesday, March 20, 2024
    11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
    Contact Information:
    205-290-7393 megyn.rodriguez@sba.gov 205-290-7393 Megyn Rodriguez megyn.rodriguez@sba.gov 205-290-7393
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