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Small Business Opportunity Workshop scheduled in Moberly

The nation’s top small business resource providers will hold a Small Business Opportunity workshop in Moberly on Wednesday, July 28th for Randolph County’s small business owners and entrepreneurs to highlight the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009.

The workshop is free, beginning at 1:00 p.m. at the Moberly Area Community College’s Activity Center.

Presenters include the U. S. Small Business Administration, U S Department of Commerce, Missouri’s Small Business & Technology Center, the Missouri Procurement Technical Assistance Center, the Missouri Department of Economic Development’s Office of Trade and Investment, the SCORE Association and the Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation. Area commercial lenders willing to lend to expanding or start-up businesses have been invited to participate in this small business workshop as well.

Opportunities to be discussed include:

  • SBA-guaranteed loans and revolving lines of credit;
  • Export finance and international business opportunities;
  • How to reduce risk when selling your product or service in foreign markets;
  • Selling your product or service to the Government;
  • The U S Department of Defense’s Central Contractor Registration;
  • The U S Small Business Administration’s Dynamic Small Business Search engine;

And many more.

To reserve a spot at this event or questions, please call 660-263-5865 extension 1 or 2.

Previews of the workshop topics are available at the following websites:

SBA - http://www.sba.gov/;

Export Finance & Opportunity - http://www.sba.gov/aboutsba/sbaprograms/internationaltrade/index.html;

Reducing Risk - http://www.sba.gov/idc/groups/public/documents/sba_program_office/oit_sba_fast_facts.pdf;

Selling to the Government - http://www.sba.gov/hubzone/;

The CCR - https://www.bpn.gov/ccr/default.aspx;

SBA’s DSBS - http://dsbs.sba.gov/dsbs/search/dsp_dsbs.cfm.

Editors Note: Members of the media may call Bob Newman at 636-358-5941 with questions, or are welcome to attend.

For more information about the Recovery Act and small businesses, visit the SBA Web site at: http://www.sba.gov/recovery/index.html.


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