0587-001 MCN Myths and Realities of Small Business Funding

Myths and Realities of Small Business Funding

Thursday, June 27th
$ 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 4 days!


  • 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, June 27, 2024
9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Cost: $0.00
Georgia VECTR Center (Veterans Educations Career Transition Resource) Center
1001 S Armed Forces Blvd.
Warner Robins, GA



Luis Mendez


Luis Mendez serves as a Business Advisor with the UGA SBDC in Macon. With rich experience in banking by being employed in major banks, Luis specializes in financial management and educating clients on finding solutions and financial strategies to better their small business. This includes evaluating current business systems for areas of improvement. Luis obtained his BBA from Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College.

Hosting Center: UGA Small Business Development Center in Macon
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 Trudy Lawrence at [email protected] or 478-757-3609