The U.S. Small Business Administration invites you to the Mississippi Meet the MicroLenders in Collins, a Small Business Borrower-Lender Match-Making event.  This event will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at the Collins Train Depot (110 Ash Avenue in Collins), 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  Sign-in will be at 8:30 a.m.  The event will provide small business owners and entrepreneurs the opportunity to meet with MicroLenders, SBA and Resource Partners to discuss resources to help start or grow their businesses.

SBA’s Microloan Program, which is focused on startups, minority and other underserved markets, provides loans up to $50,000 to help small businesses start up and expand by providing working capital, materials, supplies, equipment and inventory.  Microloans play an important role in distressed communities where access to conventional lending remains a challenge.  Take advantage of the opportunity to meet one-on-one with SBA Mississippi MicroLenders and SBA Mississippi Resource Partners, the Mississippi SBDC Network 1-800-725-7232, SCORE 769-208-3593, Veterans Business Outreach Center (VBOC) 662-325-4990 and the Women Business Center of Mississippi (WBC) 601-376-9895.