Course Description


This webinar discusses traditional and no-traditional financing options to finance a start-up or growing business. Presenter Antonio Barrios of the UGA Small Business Development Center at Kennesaw State University explains different financing options, such as bank loans, SBA guaranteed loans, non-bank lenders, private investors and the myths and realities of grant funding, and how to pick the right financing options.

Course Outline

  • Steps to get a business loan
  • Financing Options
    • bank loans
    • SBA guaranteed loans
    • non-bank lenders
    • private investor
  • The myths and realities of grant funding
  • Picking the right financing options
  • Importance of a Business Plan
  • ow to professionally present your proposal.


Learner Outcomes

Attendees will gain an understanding of:

  • Business loan process
  • Financing options
  • Developing financial needs and projections
  • Presenting a funding proposal


A Public Service and Outreach Unit of the University of Georgia. Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. All programs of the UGA SBDC are open to the public on a non-discriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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