Patricia Newcomb, CBA, and Center Director of the Small Business Development Center www.ohiosbdc.org, was the featured speaker at the November Dayton SCORE luncheon. The Small Business Development Center is a partnership of the SBA, Ohio Development Services Agency and The Entrepreneurs Center. Pat has been involved in the greater Dayton area small business development arena for 25yrs. Her credentials include business banker and entrepreneurial educator. Pat shared pertinent information on the topic of micro finance or small business finance. While discussing the responsibilities of small businesses as they relate to financing she stated,” The finance people want answers… Businesses must bring evidence of market readiness”. She included information on financing options that are available for small businesses. Pat also warned that businesses should be careful that they are not contacting loan brokers.
From the non-profit team, Art Helmstetter talked about goals with the non-profit initiative, with a focus on impact and results. He proposed achieving this through coaching sessions in order to become more engaged with the client base.
Charles Anderson, Chapter Chair, reviewed the State of the Chapter, which highlighted an 11% increase in the number of clients counseled. As Chairperson, Charles stated that his focus is on “quality, high impact counseling and relationship development”.
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