How to Make Your Business Bankable

How to Make Your Business Bankable

Learn how to strengthen your business plan and get funding

to start or grow your business.  This session will provide an overview of SBA programs and services for start-ups and early stage entrepreneurs, and focus on strategies to increase business loan success.

Bio: Jeffrey Boyce was appointed Upstate New York Branch Manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) in March of 2020. In this role he manages a significant portion of the District’s 34-county territory, collaborating with public and private sector agencies, organizations, and individuals to promote SBA capital access programs, in addition to other SBA federal resources that assist small business owners and entrepreneurs. Mr. Boyce also serves as SBA’s Project Officer for the New York Small Business Development Center (SBDC) state-wide network.

Boyce is a New York native with extensive experience in economic development. Prior to joining the SBA, he served as Director of Economic Development at the SUNY Research Foundation, leading programs including SUNY’s system-wide START-UP NY tax-free zone program. This initiative launched hundreds of small business partnerships with SUNY’s 64 campuses, creating new jobs, investments, and experiential learning opportunities for students.

Previously, Boyce also worked for New York State Empire State Development, including as Director of ESD’s Division for Small Business, Assistant Deputy Commissioner for Manufacturing Services and Deputy Commissioner for Small Business Services. In these progressively responsible roles, he oversaw small business financial and technical assistance delivery to New York firms; manufacturing efficiency grants; early-stage equity investments in high-tech firms; commercial loan interest rate subsidies; and workforce development grants.

Boyce began his career as Senior Staff Assistant to the Monroe County Executive, supporting the management of a diverse county government with more than 5,000 employees and a budget of nearly $1B. He then went on to help create and lead the Governor’s Office of Regulatory Reform, directing a team that implemented regulatory and permitting reforms that saved New York more than $500M.


Jul 18 2024


12:00 pm - 1:00 pm




Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region
(518) 436-8586
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