SBDC Offers Classes for Small Businesses to Benefit from Federal Stimulus Dollars

(Bradenton, Fla., May 28, 2009) - The Manatee Community College (MCC) Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will offer a class to help small businesses tap into federal stimulus funding from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 10, at MCC Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. East, Sarasota.

The class informs small business owners of opportunities to get loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration, which received $730 million in stimulus funding. Participants will learn about new incentives, discover how to qualify for loans, find out what banks are offering the loans and gain insight from a veteran banker.

The cost for the class is $10. A complete listing of classes is available at

For more information or to register, call MCC Bradenton at (941) 752-5203; MCC Lakewood Ranch at (941) 363-7000 or MCC Venice at (941) 408-1412. Maps and directions are online at

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