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Risk & Compliance How Lenders Can Better Support Small Business Growth in their Communities


Small business credit access grew in 2018 and with modifications to the Small Business Administration (SBA) rules for more streamlined processing, access is predicted to grow. However, untapped opportunities for growth remain for startups and minority owned businesses as suggested in SBA research. What are the funding options for these groups that the SBA is offering and how can your organization better serve them as well? This issue was discussed at the NAGGL 2019, National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, conference where hundreds of SBA lenders gathered to learn about policy changes, SBA online application submission solutions, how to create successful sales reps, and other trends in the industry impacting SBA lenders. SBA programs give businesses access to credit such as 7(a) loans for any purpose, microloans and 504 Certified Development Company (CDC) Loans for fixed-rate mortgage and equipment financing. Other programs are available to businesses to find investors, conduct... [Read More]

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