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Know the SBA programs for your Business Success

April 4 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Need funding for your business? Learn how the SBA can help your business get funding, thru its Capital Access programs.

Interested selling to the world’s largest buyer, the U.S. Federal Government? Understand how the SBA can help sell your products/services to the federal government.

Need help with a technical business issue? Know the Counseling and training programs offered by the SBA (and its resource partners).

The SBA provides NO COST (free to you) resources to help your business succeed. Know what they are and how your business can utilize them, wherever you are on your business journey.

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is a dedicated federal agency, with a mission to “aid, counsel, assist and protect” small businesses in the United States (and its territories). The SBA deploys its mission, by offering (NO COST) programs and services to small businesses thru a 3C and D framework (Capital, Contracts, Counseling, and Disaster Assistance).

About the Presenter:

Nirav “Nick” Rajpara is an Economic Development Specialist at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Washington D.C. Area Metro Office (WMADO). In this role, he collaborates with local: SBA Resource Partners, (public and private) economic development organizations, and other stakeholders to develop, bolster and support informational initiatives which aid and assist small business and entrepreneurs across the national capital region.

In addition, he is the Program Manager for SBA’s T.H.R.I.V.E. (Emerging Leaders Reimagined) initiative, a CEO academy which guides small business leaders on scaling and growing their business. He is also the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Project Officer, in his SBA field office. In this capacity he oversees and collaborates with local SBDC networks in the Washington, DC metro area. Prior to joining the SBA, Nick served as a Small Business Counselor at the DC-SBDC at Howard University. He holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration, and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Pepperdine University. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California, Riverside.