0551-003 COLUMBUS Myths & Realities of Small Business Funding

Myths & Realities of Small Business Funding

Tuesday, August 6th
$ 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 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. 

Starts in 3 weeks!


  • 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, August 6, 2024
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cost: $0.00
Cunningham Conference Center
3100 Gentian Blvd #119
Columbus, GA



Julie Mixon Ferguson

Julie Mixon Ferguson is a Business Advisor at the UGA SBDC in Columbus. She brings more than 20 years of communications, management, and marketing experience to her role.

Prior to joining the SBDC, Julie spent 15 years working for both The Gillette Company and Procter and Gamble. She has presented educational presentations to professionals in trade shows across the country on topics such as business development and strategic planning to effective brand management and social media marketing.

Her extensive business and educational background, as well as her own experience as an entrepreneur, enables her to help Georgia small businesses succeed.

Hosting Center: UGA Small Business Development Center in Columbus
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 Brandy Offenback at [email protected] or call (706) 569-2651