Speaker

Derenda Fisher Lender Relations Specialist - U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth

Derenda Fisher holds a Bachelors of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is currently a Lender Relations Specialist and Administrative Officer for the U.S. Small Business Administration Dallas/Fort Worth District Office. She has worked for the Agency for over 10 years. Derenda also has 15 years of experience working as an SBA Lender at several financial institutions in the DFW Metroplex.


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

Thursday, January 18, 2018
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Finding Your Funding

Booth 753

Presented by: Derenda Fisher, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth; Greg Dunn, Director of Sales and Marketing , Greater Texas Capital Corporation; Kim Boyden, Mentor, SCORE Fort Worth

Finding adequate funding to successfully operate a small business is essential. Although a business owner may have enough funds open their new business, the owner may lack the funding necessary to keep their doors open. In this workshop, attendees will gain a basic understanding of the key steps to getting their business off the ground and learn about the various financing options available, what banks look for when lending money and what local resources are available to assist them in starting and growing their small business.
Supported by U.S. Small Business Administration

Friday, January 19, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
How to Prepare to Meet with Lenders

Booth 753

Presented by: Derenda Fisher, Lender Relations Specialist, U.S. Small Business Administration - Dallas/Fort Worth and Mike Minton, Vice President Texas SBA Lending, Midwest Regional Bank

Finding adequate funding to successfully operate a small business is essential. Although a business owner may have enough funds open their new business, the owner may lack the funding necessary to keep their doors open. In this workshop, attendees will gain a basic understanding of the key steps to getting their business off the ground and learn about the various financing options available, what banks look for when lending money and what local resources are available to assist them in starting and growing their small business.
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

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