SBA Lending Expert Office Hours

Jan 27, 2016

Feb 24, 2016

Mar 23, 2016

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.

Your Appointment

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:

  • January 27
  • February 24
  • March 23

Choose appointment time

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:

  • Detailed counseling regarding access to capital and/or other finance-related issues 
  • Assessing the type of funding applicable to you and your business
  • Help accessing federal grant programs - including funds for feasibility studies and research and development of innovative products and ideas
  • Assistance in identifying federal contracting opportunities to help your business grow
  • Guidance in determining if you are ready to seek funding
  • Access to other forms of counseling and advice for your business

Scott Bossom

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.

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