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SBA 101: How to tap into the Small Business Administration Programs, Tools and Supports

About the Course: Attendees will learn about the key areas impacted by the programs of the SBA all intended to help you start, grow and succeed in small business.  Topics covered:

  • Capital
  • Contracting
  • Counseling
  • Disaster Assistance

About the Presenter:
Joel Nania joined the SBA in July of 2013 as an Economic Development Specialist with a focus on marketing, outreach and small business counseling along with getting involved with SBA lending and lender relations.   Joel also does small business seminars for entrepreneurs and manages the Boots 2 Business Program, the Washington and North Idaho Small Business Development Center programs, SCORE and Emerging Leaders Initiatives for the Inland Northwest Territory.

Joel comes to the SBA after a successful 30 year career in business which culminated in 10 years as a business consultant working primarily with small closely held companies across a wide range of business types.  Joel has a diverse background including strategic planning, management, sales, marketing, cost analysis and accounting, operations and quality assurance.  Joel has also worked as a facilitator and strategic advisor in the Inland Northwest, most notably, the Rypien Foundation – “Providing Hope for Families Battling Childhood Cancer”.  Joel is a firm believer in the power of solid business planning for new or existing businesses.  Joel is a Wisconsin native but has lived in the Inland Northwest since 1981.  He received his Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.

About the SBA: 
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation. We recognize that small business is critical to our economic recovery and strength, to building America’s future, and to helping the United States compete in today’s global marketplace. Although SBA has grown and evolved in the years since it was established in 1953, the bottom line mission remains the same. The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses. Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U. S. Virgin Islands and Guam.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 9:00am to 10:00am