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Wednesday, May 8 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Money to Grow: Financing Your Business

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A panel of experts representing SBA, an SBA Community Advantage lender, and a bank or credit union, will discuss financing options, what lenders are looking for, credit requirements, and the importance of a relationship with a financial institution.  Eligibility guidelines and loan application procedures will also be covered.


Co-sponsorship Authorization #19-0912-17. SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Noah Brod, noah.brod@sba.gov.

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Marlow Schindler

Assistant District Director for Lender Relations, U.S. Small Business Administration
Marlow Schindler serves as the Assistant District Director for Lender Relations at the US Small Business Administration, San Francisco District Office. She is a representative of the District Office in matters relating to Lenders and SBA loan programs.
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Victor Hsi

Business Director, Southeast Asian Community Center
Mr. Hsi has more than 25 years of experience advising small businesses on financing, marketing, and general operations.  As a management consultant in the for-profit and non-profit sectors, he has provided hands-on assistance to hundreds of new and established entrepreneurs on business... Read More →
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Al Thiel

Community Loan Programs Senior Loan Officer, California Statewide CDC
Al Thiel joins California Statewide CDC as Community Loan Programs Senior Loan Officer. Al has over twenty-three years of commercial lending experience, including the last six years originating Community Advantage SBA 7(a) with two top ranked Community Development Companies(CDC... Read More →
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Azer Manashir

Small Business Banking Performance Manager, Northwest Division, Bank of America
Azer Manashir is the Small Business Banking Performance Manager for the Northwest Division.  The Small Business Banking division serves business clients with annual sales between $250,000.00 and $5 Million.  Nationally, Bank of America serves 1 out of every 3 small business banking... Read More →

Wednesday May 8, 2019 10:30am - 12:00pm PDT
SBA Entrepreneurship Center 455 Market Street, 6th Floor