Learn how to access capital for your small business! Oregon BEST is offering office hours for consultations with Scott Bossom of the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Use our online scheduler to book a 15 minute meet-up with Scott during one of the three days he'll be at the Oregon BEST office:
We're located in the DeskHub co-working space at 334 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209.
Scott is an expert in helping small businesses access capital, and is looking forward to meeting with you! Some of the topics that you can cover in a consultation:
Lender Relations Specialist
U.S. Small Business Administration, Portland
Scott is a lifelong Oregon resident - born, raised and still living in NE Portland. He has a 20+ year career in the finance/lending industry covering a wide range of roles. Prior to joining the SBA as a Lender Relations Specialist in February 2011, Scott was the Credit Administrator for a small, mission-oriented community bank in Portland that focused on small businesses. Through all of his positions, Scott has gained a strong appreciation and passion for small business and the impact it has on our overall economy. Scott enjoys being a resource for lenders, community/economic development professionals, and current/prospective business owners in helping navigate what can be a daunting process for some: capital access. Outreach and support from Scott and the Lender Relations team has lead the Portland District to realize record loan volumes since 2011.
2nd Thursday of each month at 5:30pm
Pitch Club is an ongoing monthly series where entrepreneurs can practice pitching and get feedback.
Tom Kingsley creates a dynamic and realistic environment to give participants a better understanding of what investors are looking for. Participating entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to role-play as investors evaluating other entrepreneurs.