SBA Microloan Program Basics 101

Are you a mission-based microlender looking for additional resources to deploy more loans and increase your impact?
If you answered yes, this course is for you!
Learn about the benefits of becoming an intermediary lender in the SBA Microloan Program. 
We'll share what you need to know about the application process to the SBA, lending capital loans,
and technical assistance (TA) grants. 
Course is presented by Stacy Zielinski. Stacy has been active in the microfinance industry for nearly a decade. 
She has worked for several CDFI's as Senior TA Provider and Loan Officer. Her experience ranges from business
plan development and review to underwriting and business development. She has also supervised/managed a TA
staff team and led the organization of The SBA Community Advantage Lending Program.
“Funded [in part] through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.”

Emily Gasner
VP, Strategic Initiatives and CDFI Incubator Director

Prior to joining CAMEO, Emily spent the last 20 years as co-founder and leader of Working Solutions, an award-winning nonprofit microlender and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Emily led all aspects of social impact and investing. Her work resulted in $18MM+ in microloans, small business loans and micro-equity grants made to 650+ entrepreneurs. This changed thousands of lives by providing safe and affordable access to loans and equity which created economic opportunities and local jobs. 
Emily joined the Board of Directors of Working Solutions in 2020. She is passionate about entrepreneurship and delivering equitable financial products that increase economic growth and address systemic issues like income and wealth inequality.
Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her family and her highly energetic sons Gabriel and Francis.

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