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MAFCU Assists in Rollout of SBA Business Smart Toolkit
February 23, 2016
Business Smart Toolkit successfully launched throughout country
In September 2015, the SBA and NAGGL released the Business Smart Toolkit, a ready-to-use workshop toolkit that equips and empowers faith-based and community organizations to lay the groundwork for helping new and aspiring entrepreneurs launch a business idea and build a business that is credit ready. NAGGL helped the agency develop the 3-module workshop. Today, our role consists of identifying lender volunteers willing to present the "Set" module, which covers the essentials of credit and becoming credit-ready.
To date, several of our great members have volunteered -- for instance, Patrick Pearson (Redstone Credit Union) worked with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference to present in Huntsville, AL in January; and, just this past Saturday, SBA's associate administrator of the Office of Entrepreneurial Development,Tameka Montgomery, was joined by NAGGL member Deric Mims (Mid-Atlantic Federal Credit Union) for a workshop in New Carrolton, Maryland. We've also helped identify lenders for events in Birmingham, Los Angeles, Greensboro (NC), Tennessee, Kentucky, and Iowa for SBA's national partners and District Offices. When we need volunteers, we'll contact YOU!