IT business loan opportunities for Tahoe businesses to be discussed Monday
October 17, 2008
The IT @ LT group will meet on Monday Oct. 20th to hear from loan specialists as to what types of loans are available to meet their needs.
Specifically, business consultants from the SBA and SBDC will share details on loan options that could enable small businesses to conduct feasibility, research and prototype development studies.
“The Small Business Innovative Research Grant Program is particularly vital to economic sustainability and growth of small companies at a time when other sources of capital are all but dry” states Kathy Halbardier, from the Small Business Development Center.
The funding for this program is Federal and thus programs of this type are available across the US but it is often difficult to get the information into the hands of those who need it most” concludes Betty “B” Gorman, CEO for the Lake Tahoe South Shore Chamber who hosts the IT @ LT Group.
IT @ LT is a small group of IT or IT dependent businesses who meet every six weeks. The format of the gatherings varies but usually includes two business representatives sharing an overview of their business, a guest speaker and group discussion. The group has been focused on shared challenges and solutions.
Several sessions have included presentations from both Charter and AT & T on their progress in upgrading services in the Basin. In September the group met with faculty from Lake Tahoe Community College in order to discuss what types of training are provided and what types might be needed in the future.
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The group will meet in the Chamber offices at 169 Hwy 50, Stateline from 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Monday Oct. 20. All California and Nevada IT and IT dependent businesses are welcome to attend. For further information please contact “B” Gorman at (775) 588-1728