0501-004 KSU Myths and Realities of Small Business Funding

Myths and Realities of Small Business Funding

Tuesday, July 2nd
$ 0.00
In Person
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 Funding.

This 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 provide 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. 

Starts in 1 month!


  • Understanding 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


Tuesday, July 2, 2024
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cost: $0.00
KSU Center
3333 Busbee Drive
Kennesaw, GA



Howard Dent

Howard Dent is the Specialty Programs Manager at the UGA SBDC. He brings 25-plus years of experience in banking, finance, and entrepreneurship.  Prior to his role with the SBDC, Howard held positions at Accenture, Credit Suisse, and Wells Fargo & Co., where he and his team were responsible for raising over $3 billion in capital.   Howard was the founder and Managing Principal of a mortgage finance company, overseeing all daily operations.  Before that, he founded and operated a specialty-finance consultancy.   In his current role, Howard works with businesses in the areas of procurement, certifications, financial management and capital formation. 

Teresa Bishop

Teresa Bishop, a Business Advisor, UGA SBDC, Kennesaw State University, draws from over two decades of entrepreneurial expertise in retail and service sectors. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Teresa bridges cultural divides, enhancing her outreach and impact. With a BS in Industrial Engineering from Garcilaso Inca de la Vega (Peru) and a Marketing Certification from ESAN Peru, her dedication to education shines through as she teaches the Myths and Realities of Small Business Funding, empowering entrepreneurs with invaluable insights. With her multifaceted skill set and passion for small business, Teresa supports entrepreneurs as they navigate the entrepreneurial terrain.

Hosting Center: UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University
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 Carole Arnold at [email protected] or call 470.578.6450