Lakeland News Posting

SBA event to help small businesses grow

Re-Posted: September 28, 2018
Original Post Date: October 22, 2018

The Ohio Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at Lakeland Community College is presenting a free seminar for small-business owners who want to expand their business and learn more about the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs, government contracting programs and other business expansion resources. The event takes place at Lakeland’s Holden University Center, Oct. 30, from 9-11 a.m., and includes a continental breakfast sponsored by Dollar Bank. The Holden University Center is located on route 306 across from the Lakeland’s main entrance, 7700 Clocktower Drive, Kirtland, 44094. Attendees must be pre-registered. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Register online at

Topics covered in this seminar include:

  • Types of SBA programs.
  • Small business advantages.
  • Finding the resources: building a relationship with your banker and finding SBA lenders.
  • Understanding the loan application process and eligibility criteria.
  • Government contracting programs.
  • Other Expansion Resources: SBDC export assistance network.

Presenters include:

  • Dennis Boose, vice president and department manager of the Small Business Banking Group at Dollar Bank.
  • Randy Horst, director of Small Business Capital Corporation of Ohio and SBDC business adviser at Lakeland.
  • John Renner, supervisory business development specialist, SBA.
  • Thomas R. Sangrik, business development and lender relations, U.S. SBA Cleveland District.
  • Nate Ward, director of SBDC Export Assistance Network

The Small Business Development Center of Ohio (SBDC) program is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The SBDC program is also funded in part by the Ohio Development Services Agency. All opinions, conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Angela Clements Cattell at 440.525.7706 or

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