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14 March 2008

SMALL BUSINESS LOAN CLINIC
$5,000 to $50,000 SBA Loans
No Collateral Required

The Small Business Administration in conjunction with the Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Jacksonville State Center for Economic Development, and the Alabama Small Business Institute for Commerce are hosting a loan clinic at the JSU Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Office on Wednesday, March 26, 2008. The SBDC office is located in the College of Commerce Merrill Hall, Room 114 on Pelham Road North (Hwy. 21).

A group presentation of the SBA loan programs will be given at 1:00 p.m. and repeated at 2:00 p.m.

The loan clinic is free and open to individuals who are thinking about starting a business or for existing business owners. An emphasis will be placed on the Community Express Loan Program in which start-up and existing business owners can apply for unsecured loans up to $50,000. Using the Community Express program, start-up and existing business applicants can apply for unsecured loans up to $50,000. This program requires the clients to receive business counseling from a technical assistance provider (TAP) before approved loans are disbursed. The counseling is free. The Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center will have representatives available to schedule counseling.

Again, the loan clinic will be held on Wednesday, March 26, 2008. Seating is limited so ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To make your reservation or for more information, call the SBDC office at (256) 782-5271.



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