NAGGL’S SPRING CONFERENCE. We’re heading to St. Louis next week for what looks to be a dynamite Spring Conference. NAGGL is always a key gathering place for 7(a) lenders, SBA leadership and federal officials — and a great opportunity to get the latest scoop all things SBA – especially with a new SOP on the horizon.

As a founding NAGGL member and long-time exhibitor, we’re eagerly anticipating to again join the NAGGL in-person experience. And as consultants, delving into the regulatory and legislative issues affecting SBA lenders positions our JRB Team to better serve our clients across the country. If you’re attending NAGGL St. Louis in person, stop by our booth. We look forward to meeting you and discussing how our JRB Team can enhance your SBA lending program. Meet us in St. Louis!

SBA’S NATIONAL SMALL BUSINESS WEEK ’23 APRIL 30-MAY 6. Small Business Week has always been a major SBA Initiative. And no more so than this year. Celebrations kick off on Sunday, April 30, with the return of in-person awards ceremonies in Washington, D.C., for the first time since 2019. Then, Administrator Guzman will hit the road, discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the small business community with local officials and small businesses in St. Louis, Minneapolis, Phoenix, and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Let National Small Business Week jumpstart new outreach to the small business owners among your account holders and in your community. We’ve seen lenders follow up Small Business Week with marketing campaigns featuring SBA loan products. Some have hosted early-morning coffees or in-branch events educating business owners about the advantages of SBA lending. All great ways to help local small businesses, boost your local economy and add to your bottom line.

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J.R. Bruno & Associates