Speaker

Linda Williams Economic Development Specialist - U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth

Linda Williams serves as an Economic Development Specialist with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Over the 15 years with SBA she has held positions in lending, lender relations and economic development. Prior to joining SBA she held marketing and development positions in the publishing and health care industries. She earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Dallas Baptist University where she taught as an adjunct professor in the undergraduate business program. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is well known for her workshops and webinars for small business owners and those who are contemplating entrepreneurship.


Presenting in the following seminars/workshops:

Thursday, January 18, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Financing Your Business with an SBA Loan

Room: 123

Moderated by: Linda Williams, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth

Panelists: Jeannie Baldwin, Vice President SBA Lending, Meadows Bank; Jana Rouble, SBA Business Development Officer, Acclivity Financial; James Stokes, Jr., Executive Director, Alliance Lending Corp.; Derenda Fisher, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth

A panel of lending experts will discuss financing options, what lenders are looking for, credit requirements, importance of a relationship with a financial institution, and eligibility guidelines and loan application procedures will also be covered.(Also available on Friday at 2:30pm )
Supported by   U.S. Small Business Administration

Friday, January 19, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
SBA Resources to Help Your Franchise

Booth 753

Presented by: Linda Williams, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth and Sheriff Osni, Executive Vice President, Dallas SCORE

The U. S. Small Business Administration helps turn business visions and dreams into reality through a strong network of resource partners that provide mentoring, counseling, technical assistance, and help with understanding the Federal government procurement process just to name a few services provided. This session explains how the SBA and its partners such as SCORE, the Small Business Development Centers, SBA lending partners and our government contracting specialists can help business owners and those individuals who are contemplating starting a business. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the many free and low cost services available to you as a business owner through the SBA.
Supported by U.S. Small Business Administration

Friday, January 19, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Financing Your Business with an SBA Loan

Room: 127

Moderated by: Linda Williams, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth

Panelists: Jeannie Baldwin, Vice President SBA Lending, Meadows Bank; James Stokes, Jr., Executive Director, Alliance Lending Corp.; James Kahler, Vice President/SBA Credit and Operations Manager, Gulf Coast SBA Lending; Derenda Fisher, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth

A panel of lending experts will discuss financing options, what lenders are looking for, credit requirements, importance of a relationship with a financial institution, and eligibility guidelines and loan application procedures will also be covered.(Also available on Thursday at 10:30am )
Supported by   U.S. Small Business Administration

Saturday, January 20, 2018
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Introduction to SBA Programs, Services & Resources

Room: 127

Moderated by: Linda Williams, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth

Panelists: Bridget Moon, Economic Development Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth; Larry Nelson, Mentor, Dallas SCORE; Myron Pullum, Chairperson, SCORE Fort Worth

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) aids, counsels, and assists Americans as they start, operate, and expand their businesses. Learn more how SBA’s Resource Partners: SBDC, SCORE and WBC can assist with counseling and training; federal procurement/contracting opportunities; and access to capital.
Supported by   U.S. Small Business Administration

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