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How the SBA Can Help Your Business

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Many entrepreneurs are gun shy when it comes to government programs and lose out on all the help that a powerful organization like the SBA can offer.

Justin interviews Victor Parker, who is District Director of the SBA’s Los Angeles District Office and Ben Raju, the Assistant District Director of Lender Relations for the SBA’s Los Angeles District Office.

Victor Parker is responsible for the delivery of SBA programs and services to aspiring and existing small business owners, SBA lenders and partners, which include business advisory services, capital access programs, entrepreneurial development, international trade development and contract procurement assistance.

Ben Raju is responsible for the outreach, recruitment and retention of SBA lending partners. He also oversees lender activity and is the primary liaison for Los Angeles District Office’s growing network of lending partners. Additionally, he is the District’s International Trade Officer, assisting Federal, State and Local partners in providing businesses with access to capital and promoting U.S. business opportunities for exports and imports.    

The Los Angeles District Office serves Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties.

Justin Krane is a Certified Financial Planner and the President of Krane Financial Solutions. His savvy approach to financial planning allows clients to unite their money with their lives and business. Using a unique system developed from his studies of financial psychology, Justin partners with entrepreneurs to create a bigger vision with education and financial modeling.