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Black History Month – Microlender Panel [Portland SBA]

February 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm PST

Join SBA for this virtual event as we celebrate Black History Month with a very special guest panel of Oregon and Washington microlenders to help strengthen your ability to obtain capital for your small business. This event is open to everyone.

Topics we will touch on:

  1. Barriers to entry for BIPOC business owners.
  2. How SBA microlenders are tailoring programs, education, and communications to BIPOC entrepreneurs.
  3. How to prepare for financing.
  4. Success stories.
  5. Q and A (if time permits)

Did you know that nearly 36% of all SBA Microloans were awarded to Black business owners over the last 5 years? For 10 years, the number of minority business enterprises has steadily increased, now representing 50% of all new business entities.

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