February 18, 2020 12:00 pm - February 18, 2020 1:00 pm
Corporations often need to raise external funding, or capital funding, to expand their businesses into new markets or locations, to invest in research & development, or to fend off the competition. And, while companies do aim to use the profits from ongoing business operations to fund such projects, it is often more favorable to seek external lenders or investors.
During this webinar we will discuss federal loan programs such as SBA and USDA to access financing through your lender and learn about opportunities to meet face to face with these agencies in your area through your local manufacturers association.
Register here by February 17, 2020.
Expert presenters include:
Sandro Murtas is the Regional Manager of the Export Solutions Group for the Office of International Trade of the U.S. Small Business Administration in the Tampa US Export Assistance Center covering Central and Northern Florida. Previously he was the Regional Manager in the New Orleans USEAC and Atlanta USEAC. In addition, he was a Global Trade Specialist at Synovus Bank’s Government Guaranteed Lending Group. Previous to joining SBA, he was the Director of the International Trade Center of the Puerto Rico Small Business & Technology Development Center.
He is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) by the North America International Trade Educators (NASBITE) and a Certified International Credit Professional by the Finance, Credit International Business Association (FCIB). Murtas has participated in many conferences and seminars as a speaker in the United States, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Bahamas, the Dominican Republic, Barbados, and Italy. He has published in journals, newspapers and magazines. He is a graduate of Wichita State University where he received an Economics and International Business undergraduate degree and an MA in Business Economics.
Rosalind Bryant has worked for the SBA/North Florida District Office for over 30 years. She serves as a Lender Relations Specialist in the Finance Division and she is the District Office International Trade liaison. She provides counseling and training to potential and/or existing small business owners, lenders and small business resource partners on SBA’s guaranteed loan programs and services in the North Florida District Office area.
Ms. Elizabeth Doster serves as USDA Rural Development Business and Cooperative Programs Director for Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Elizabeth started with the agency in 2015 and serving as a Business and Cooperative Programs Loan Specialist from February, 2015 to August, 2018 working primarily with Business and Industry Loan Guarantees. Additional duties included Rural Development Specialty Lending and Energy Programs. In August 2018, Elizabeth was promoted to Area Director and moved from Georgia to Lafayette, LA. From August 2018 to July 2019, Elizabeth served as Lafayette Area Director and Community Facilities Programs Team Lead. Prior to joining Rural Development, Elizabeth served as a Regional Commercial Loan Officer for PNC Bank, RBC Bank and FLAG Bank. In addition to her loan-making experience, Elizabeth has owned and operated six businesses from 1986-2018 along with many years of corporate management and operations experience. Ms. Doster holds Bachelor and Master Degrees in Economics from Pennsylvania State University.