Course Description

Learn how to seek out business development corporations, small business investment companies, and specialty finance firms to pursue growth opportunities, recapitalize your business, and pursue a merger or an acquisition to scale your enterprise. 

Course Outline

  • What is middle market financing?
  • How to source and structure financing opportunities.
  • Pros and Cons of middle market financing.

Learner Outcomes

  • Identify the alternative financing solutions available to scale your business.
  • Determine which solutions work best for your particular business needs.
  • How to make yourself an attractive candidate for alternative financing.
  • How the SBDC can help you obtain financing.


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 nondiscriminatory basis. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance.
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