SBA Maine District Office Newsletter -- Week of October 15, 2012

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October 15, 2012

Maine District Office Newsletter

Brought to you by the U.S. Small Business Administration

The Fiscal Year-End Numbers Are In

SBA Reaches Second Largest Total Ever; $30.25 Billion Nationally, Second Only to FY 2011 

WASHINGTON – With loan volume steadily increasing for the past six quarters, the U.S. Small Business Administration’s loan programs posted the second largest dollar volume ever in FY 2012, supporting $30.25 billion in loans to small businesses. That amount was surpassed only by FY 2011, which was heavily boosted by the loan incentives under the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010.  In Maine, the SBA supported more than $88 million in loans to 321 small businesses.  We are looking forward to working with our lenders, Resource Partners and small businesses for an even bigger year ahead.  

 

Upcoming Events

Beyond Start-Up; Moving Your Business Forward--Bangor

Sponsored and presented by the Maine Centers for Women Work and Community, this 5 session, 15 hour class covers money management and financial tools critical to good decision-making, marketing strategies and strategic planning for the growth and role of business financing.  There is no charge to participate in this class. 

This courses will run Tuesdays from October 16 through November 13, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm, Bangor Hall, UMA Bangor.  For more information, please call 207-262-7843 or e-mail searles@maine.edu 

Portland SCORE's Writing a Business Plan Workshop--Portland

Sponsored and Presented by the Portland Chapter of SCORE--Counselors to America's Small Business, this seminar is designed to assist in writing or enhancing business plans, to best meet the requirements of commercial lenders.

This workshop will be presented on Tuesday, October 23 from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at the Portland SCORE office, 100 Middle Street, 2nd floor.  For more information, please call 207-772-1147 or e-mail info@scoremaine.com 


Funding Sources for Your Business--Portland

Sponsored and presented by the Portland Chapter of SCORE--Counselors to America's Small Business, this workshop is designed to assist new or expanding businesses find the financing and capital they need to start or grow their business.

This workshop will be presented on October 30, 2012 from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm at the Portland SCORE office, 100 Middle Street, 2nd floor.  For more information please call 207-772-1147 or e-mail info@scoremaine.com