Funding Your Small Business Panel Discussion

This free panel is an excellent opportunity for small business owners and entrepreneurs to hear directly from lenders what they are looking for before approving a small business loan.


Topics include:

  • Components of financing 

  • Various types of small business financing (traditional, government backed, microloans, etc.)

  • Strategies to develop successful partnerships with banks

  • Free local resources available to help you start or grow your business


An optional lunch and networking hour will be held before the panel. If you would like to attend the presentation and the luncheon, please register for both at the registration link below. 


Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Time: 1 to 2:30 p.m.

Location: OzSBI Conference Room

Cost: Free 

Register: Click here

Deadline to register: Friday, February 21, at 5 p.m.


Facilitated by: 

SBA - Ram Basnet, Branch Manager
SBDC - Darrell Hampsten, Coordinator
FORGE – Mark Nelson, Director of Lending
SCOCOG – Darci Malam, Revolving Loan Manager
USDA - Ray Mowery, Business Program Specialist
DED - Shad Bruner, Regional Manager
OzSBI - IIa Sloan, Financial Administrator

Disclaimer: SBA’s participation or support is not an endorsement of any products, service, or entity. All SBA programs and services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable arrangements for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact:




Date of Event: 
Feb 26 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm