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2 November 2006

SBA Loan Clinic for Small Businesses in Gadsden

$5,000 to $50,000 SBA Loans
No Collateral Required

The Small Business Administration (SBA) in conjunction with Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center, Jacksonville State Center for Economic Development, The Chamber Gadsden/Etowah, and the Alabama Small Business Institute for Commerce are hosting a loan clinic at the Joe Ford Economic Development Center (405 Korner St. on the Gadsden State Campus) in Gadsden, Alabama on Thursday, November 16, 2006. A group presentation of the SBA loan programs will be given at 1:00 p.m. The presentation will be repeated at 2:00 p.m.

Using the SBA 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 counseling on business planning from a technical assistance provider before applying. The workshop and counseling are free. The Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center will have representatives available for counseling and to assist with the application process.

For more information concerning the loan clinic, contact the Jacksonville State University Small Business Development Center at (256) 782-5271 or (256) 549-8464.

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