Meeting Archive:
Access to Capital 101: Funding Options to Start and Grow Your Business

Meeting Description:
Are you having trouble obtaining funding for your business?
Join Small Business Majority and the California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for a free national webinar where we will help you navigate the funding landscape and connect you with resources to help you obtain the capital you need to start and grow your business.

For entrepreneurs, getting a loan could mean the difference between success and failure, whether it’s used for renovation, purchasing equipment or working capital. However, one of the biggest challenges facing small business owners and entrepreneurs has been and continues to be the inability to access sufficient credit and capital. If you’ve been turned down by a bank, don’t feel bad: you’re far from alone. 
Topics of discussion include:
  • An overview of alternative lending options including microloans, SBA's loan guarantee program, community banks and credit unions, CDFIs, reputable online lenders and crowdfunding
  • Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights
  • Key questions to consider when seeking funding
  • Tips to help determine the best option for your small business
  • Helpful tools and resources
A question and answer period will follow.
For more information about funding options, visit our Small Business Access to Capital Resource Portal at

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Date: Wed, Jun 28, 2017
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Small Business Majority
 Presenter Information
Scott Rogalski, CA State SBDC Liaison
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With Scott's 13 years of business lending experience he is excellent at quickly obtaining the necessary information to create a financial picture for his clients that can be used by their banker, CPA, and financial advisor. He has a clear understanding of the underwriting guidelines for traditional bank lending and has a passion for funding entrepreneurs as he puts himself in their shoes by approaching how to access financing from their perspective.  He knows how to create alternative ways to structure the loan packages to ensure proper debt servicing. Scott is easily able to identify uncommon collateral needed to make a loan less risky and secure funding.  He is well versed in all areas of lending across several different funding options outside of traditional bank financing and can easily assess the needs of capital infusion for any business type and loan request. He has a federal contract for the CA State Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) network.  

Mary Overbey, Outreach Manager
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Mary Overbey manages Small Business Majority's outreach efforts from our Springfield office by building relationships with small business owners and business groups across Missouri, and educating them about wellness and other key small business issues. Previously, Mary is a former Certified Application Counselor and Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) expert and formerly served as an Outreach Associate for Small Business Majority, helping small business owners enroll in health plans and educating them about the healthcare law. Mary and her husband also own Meric Landscaping LLC, a small business that provides landscaping and lawn services to customers in Southwest Missouri.