0461-016 DKB Myths and Realities of Small Business Funding

Myths and Realities of Small Business Funding

Thursday, April 25th
$ 0.00
Access to Capital


Less than 50 percent of small businesses have their financing needs met.

If thinking about financing your small business makes your head spin, we’re here to help. Join us for Myths and Realities of Small Business FundingThis program will cover the new State Small Business Credit Initiative program, designed to support small business’ access to capital, in addition to covering other various types of financing including: conventional bank loans, SBA-guaranteed loans, private equity, specialty lending programs and grant funding.  

Our facilitators will delve into the common myths and misconceptions surrounding the financing of small businesses and provides a comprehensive understanding of the realities entrepreneurs face. Through a combination of guided facilitation and class participation, participants will explore various financing options, debunk prevalent misconceptions, and gain practical insights into the various ways of financing a successful small business. 

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  • Understand the various avenues of financing for your small business
  • Determine the advantages and disadvantages of the different forms of capital as it relates to your business
  • Analyze your business from a lender’s perspective
  • Create the BIG three financial statements as well as a Personal Financial Statement
  • Be familiar with the various specialty lending programs available through the State Small Business Credit Initiative


Thursday, April 25, 2024
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Cost: $0.00

This is a Zoom webinar. Upon registration, you will receive your Zoom link via email. 



Maria Peck


Maria serves as the SSBCI Business Advisor for the UGA SBDC in Dekalb. She brings community outreach initiatives, financial coaching, and access to capital preparedness. Her entrepreneurship programs support local underserved communities, and she previously expanded access to capital acquisition as an ACE Women's Business Center Founding Director. Maria has 15+ years of experience in CDFI small business lending and SBA funding. She is recognized by Georgia Trend's 500 Most Influential Georgia Leaders and Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 50 Most Influential Leaders in Atlanta Metro.

Hosting Center: UGA Small Business Development Center in DeKalb
A Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, funded through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Etta James at [email protected] or call 770-414-3110