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Strategic Planning & Financing for Small Business Owners: Lunch & Learn
May 20, 2014 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Join Michael Dollins, CPA, of Dollins & Associates and Timothy Dollins of SBA Lending at Regions Bank for a strategic planning and financial planning for small businesses on May 20 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. They will be sharing industry insight on financial planning/loans for small businesses. Lunch will be served. Don’t miss out on this helpful event for your firm!
Seating is limited to 25, so RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 16.
Michael Dollins, CPA
Dollins & Associates
The Birmingham, Alabama business market is a familiar area for Michael Dollins. Not only is he a Birmingham native and graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Michael has worked for several locally owned businesses over the years. Michael began working at a local CPA firm before graduating and continued this trend after graduation and receiving his CPA certification. While working at local firms, he noticed many needs of the small business owner were not being met. Most CPA’s tended to work in specific areas of accounting and tax and did not address the specific needs of the business owner. His desire to work closely with businesses and their owners would ultimately result in leaving the traditional CPA firm. In January of 2006, Michael jumped ship and started his practice, focusing on the needs of the small business owner and not just tax returns. His practice has grown over the years, assisting owners with everything from financing, cash flow management, growth plans, day to day operations and procedures, to the obvious annual tax return preparation.
SBA Lending, Regions Bank
A native of Birmingham, Alabama, Tim Dollins has been financing small business in central Alabama for more than 14 years. A graduate of the University of Montevallo and Troy University, he began his career at AmSouth Bank and later worked in the community banking market where he developed a unique skill-set in Small Business Administration guaranteed lending. During the 2008 financial crisis he recognized that commercial real estate financing would be reduced as the market corrected itself and that SBA lending would become an important financing vehicle for small businesses who are often short on collateral but still in need of financing. It was during this difficult time in the banking industry that he began to utilize the SBA 7(a) lending program to meet the needs of small businesses in central Alabama. In 2013 he joined Regions Bank as the Alabama market SBA Specialist working with small businesses throughout the state of Alabama and the panhandle of Florida. As the number 1 SBA 7(a) lender in the state of Alabama, Tim Dollins is passionate about the small businesses and communities that he serves.