Funding is a basic need for getting a business started and for growing established businesses to new heights. Whether you need funding right now or may in the future it’s important to understand the options, process and considerations for getting it. This free workshop has been scheduled to assist local entrepreneurs with this fundamental part of business success.
The SBDP’s January workshop will feature presentations by state officials and a Big Bend area lender. Small business funding programs of the state will be explained along with other available funding resources. Presenters include:
• Marianne Arbulu of Monticello who serves as Small Business Programs Manager, Division of Community Development, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.
• Pam Tedesco, Loan Administrator for Access Florida Finance
• Garry Thomas, FCCM, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
• Marcia Elder, Director of the Jefferson County Small Business Development Program
Among the variety of resources to be addressed by the guest presenters will be “micro-lenders” with flexible lending terms and suitable for a wide range of business types. Funders focused on black and Hispanic businesses will also be included.
Attend this workshop to get an overview of the options and find out further details on programs to suit your business – such as available loan amounts, requirements for applications, credit scores, collateral, business plans and more. Participants will gain valuable information and contacts to help make and keep your business a success.
The workshop is being sponsored by the Jefferson County Small Business Development Program. Reserve your space for this free event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 363-3753. And find out about other free services for local business support at www.JeffersonMeansBusiness.com.
The Jefferson County Annex is located at 435 West Walnut Street (behind Building A of the old high school, at Water Street) and the event will be held in the County Commission chambers.
Jefferson County Annex
Jefferson County adopted a new land use code in late 2015 and parts of it relate directly to small businesses throughout the County. This workshop will explain what local small businesses need to know about the code and about small business permits. Whether you’re a beauty shop, bed & breakfast, construction contractor, retail sales outlet, restaurant, farmer or a wide variety of other types of businesses, the codes of local governments apply to you. This workshop will provide timely information for businesses operating in Jefferson County or planning to start a business here.
The County’s planning and land use attorney and advisor, Scott Shirley, will present important information on this subject and be available to answer your questions. The SBDP will also report on available business support resources.
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