Small business lending subject of free seminar at TTU

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Tennessee Tech University will conduct a free seminar on Aug. 17 entitled "Small Business Loans – Ask the Lenders."

Does your small business need to borrow money? Are you confused by media reports about small business lending? Do you have questions but don't know who to ask? This seminar targets small business owners interested in information about potential sources of capital for their businesses.

The seminar will be presented by Tim Brew of Areawide Development Corp., a non-profit certified development company, and Fred Crispin with Borrego Springs Bank, an SBA lender focusing on the Community Express Loan. Topics will include SBA Community Express Loans and the SBA 504 program, borrower and project eligibility requirements, loan features, interest rates, and the application process. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.

The seminar will be conducted from 4 to 6 p.m. on Aug. 17 in TTU's College of Business, 1105 N. Peachtree St., Johnson Hall, Room 102 (McLamore Conference Room).

Admission to the workshop is free, and drinks and snacks will be provided. Reservations may be made by calling the TTU Tennessee Small Business Development Center at (931) 372-3706, or by visiting the website at www.tsbdc.org .

The TSBDC network provides free counseling to new entrepreneurs and small business owners and operates statewide to assist the small business community. For more information on TSBDC, visit the website, www.tsbdc.org , or contact the TSBDC office at TTU in Cookeville at (931) 372-3648.

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the Tennessee Board of Regents, and the State of Tennessee. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through such funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of the co-sponsors or participants' opinions, findings, recommendations, products or services. All TSBDC programs are non-discriminatory. Arrangements for persons with disabilities can be provided, where possible with advance notice.