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Funding Opportunities for Businesses

In some circumstances SBA will guarantee a bank loan. Loan guarantees must be applied for by the bank. Call 210.403.5900 for loan briefing schedules or go to the local website for a list of events and a list of SBA Certified, Preferred and Express Lenders.

http://www.sba.gov/about-sba-services/200/

SBA Lenders:

Sue Malone: 925-381-8409 – smalone165@aol.com

Karen Schimpf: 512-650-8630- karenschimpf@gmail.com

MicroLenders

Micro lenders are more willing to loan money to startup businesses. Interest rates are usually higher than for commercial banks and limit loan amounts to $50,000.

The sites below are micro lenders.   

Should I use credit cards to fund my business?

http://www.creditcardinsider.com/credit-cards/business/

Veterans

Online Score Counselors  provide business advice to the military community. 

http://www.score.org

This SBA site provides resources to help veterans with business development.

http://www.sba.gov

Investors

The Central Texas Angel Network provides quality early-stage investment opportunities for accredited Central Texas angel investors.

http://www.centraltexasangelnetwork.com

State and local contracting opportunities should also be explored.

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