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You are in business FOR yourself, but never BY yourself!

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Equity. Diversity. Inclusion.

The AAEA proudly presents nationally recognized industry leaders that bring small business training, coaching, and marketing services right to your computer or mobile device. These professionals are dedicated to educating and equipping minority-owned businesses to build assets and operate more efficiently in order to compete effectively within the marketplace. These once-a-week Zoom workshops are FREE to participants and sponsored by the AAEA and its partners.

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Honoring Veteran Owned Businesses and Veteran Entrepreneurs

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Instructor: Annie Grogan,

Lender Relations Specialist

North Florida SBA


Current U.S. armed services veterans, transitioning veterans, reservist, national guard and their spouses

who own or want to own/start a business.


• What technical resource centers are available for you and your spouse

• Small business certification programs specific to Veterans

• Access to capital programs targeted to Veterans

• Surplus Federal Personal Property for Veteran-Owned Small Business Program

• And much more..

SBA’s participation in this cosponsored activity is not an endorsement of the views, opinions, products or services of any cosponsor or other person or entity. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Ana Grogan:

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06:00 pm - 7:30 pm EST

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Please note each link is unique and you will need to register for every workshop you would like to participate in.

What is Capital?

It's about more than just getting Cash.

Ability to Generate Value

Learn about:

  • Types of Funding
  • Creditworthiness
  • Government Contracting

Connect with Professionals to:

  • Develop a Strategic Business Plan
  • Navigate the Minority-Owned Business Certification Processes

Gain Tips and Skills:

Tips and guidance to successfully operate your departments:

  • Accounting & Tax
  • HR & Hiring Tips
  • Compliance & Regulations

Planning & Development Guidance on:

  • Wills & Estates Management
  • Creating Legacy Wealth
  • Real Estate Portfolios
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Betsy A. Jimenez,

Betsy's Notary Services, LLC

“Leslie and his team always answer all my questions and connect me with the right partners. The continued training classes via zoom have helped bring VALUE to my business and the mentorship Leslie has provided allowed my mobile notary business to grow. I will always be grateful for the connections and mentorship that the AAEA has offered me. Thank you, Leslie! You and your team have been an essential part of making my business a success.”

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Let's talk SBA 504 Loan

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What is the SBA 504 Loan Program?

  • Co-lender financing for growing and expanding small businesses designed to facilitate the acquisition of capital fixed assets, such as commercial real estate / or long-life machinery and equipment.

Participants in the 504 Loan Program can:

  • Borrow up to $5 million
  • Get up to 90% financing for their loan amount
  • Get below-market, fixed interest rates with 10,20 or 25-year terms
  • Use loan proceeds for debt refinancing

During this webinar you will learn:

  • How 504 Loans work and are structured
  • Who is eligible and how to qualify for 504 loans
  • All eligible use of proceeds
  • All terms and conditions associated with the program


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