Oregon Small Business Development Center Network

Capital Access Team

We bridge the gap between small businesses that are seeking access to capital and lenders who are looking for qualified borrowers. The Oregon SBDC Network’s Capital Access Team (CAT) has regional advisors across the state that provide expert guidance to client businesses on how to get a small business loan. The CAT advising team assists business owners statewide via confidential face-to-face meetings and distance advising.

CAT advisors often help clients in the following ways:

  • Assist clients to refine their business plan to be suitable for lenders
  • Provide financial analysis and feedback
  • Review client loan packages for small business loans
  • Discuss and review a client’s finance strategies
  • Assist clients with lender relations

The following pages provide more information about how the Capital Access Team can help you increase your access to capital:

  • Working with the Capital Access Team
  • CAT Client Readiness Assessment
  • Capital Access Team Advisors
  • Capital Access Resources
  • Testimonials

ZHbrew weblargeThe OSBDCN Capital Access Team has been an incredible resource for our company, helping us work through the challenges of being a start-up by providing general business counseling, reviewing our business, marketing, and financial plans, and making introductions to city, state, and private financial institutions. We look forward to continuing our work with them and recommend their services to small businesses looking for help acquiring capital for their projects.

—Alan Taylor
ZH Brewing


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