Hickory – Securing funding for a small business remains a top challenge in this turbulent environment. The Small Business Center will present a panel discussion designed to help entrepreneurs understand the funding process at Patrick Beaver Memorial Library on Tuesday, October 15 at 4:00 pm. This two-hour program consists of panel discussions with local bankers, financial organizations, and public and private resources to help small business owners and prospective business owners understand the current lending environment and identify options available for funding. Each panel will be followed with Q and A session for participants to ask questions and interact with panel members. This program is free but registration is required.

The SBC is dedicated to helping new businesses get started and existing businesses expand. Services offered include informative training seminars, one-on-one counseling sessions, referrals to local and regional partners, and networking events. The Small Business Center is part of the Small Business Center Network. Services are funded through a grant from the state of North Carolina and are available at no cost.

To Register, call 828-304-0500 or register online at www.hickorync.gov/content/library-events.