Meeting Information
“Myths of SBA Lending"
Tuesday June 1, 2021 - Wednesday June 2, 2021
4:30pm - 6:00pm US/Pacific GMT-7:00

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Topic: “Myths of SBA Lending"

Speaker: Matthew Mapes, Senior Vice President with Sunflower Bank Phoenix

1. Introduction to Matthew Mapes and Sunflower Bank

- Overview of the business types we serve

2. High-level overview of what an SBA loan is and how they work

- 7(a)

- 504

3. Discuss handout “Debunking The Myths Of SBA”

- SBA loans are only for struggling or start-up businesses

- SBA loans require a ton of paperwork

- SBA loans are expensive 

- SBA is only for Simple Transactions

- SBA is not a good product for healthcare customers

- SBA loans require the business and guarantors to pledge all of their assets

4. High-level overview of Sunflower Bank’s 2020 SBA production

- What type of request we are seeing and trends

5. Why do businesses choose SBA over conventional?

6. Conventional vs. SBA comparison overview.

- What should your business owners be looking for in a bank and why

8. Overview of the limited-time benefits of SBA as provided by the CARES Act

9. Q&A (questions regarding PPP loans welcome)

Speaker's bio:
Matthew Mapes (age 36) is currently the SVP, Director of SBA Market Development for Sunflower Bank, a Denver based regional community bank with approximately $7 billion in assets. Matthew has been in the banking industry for 17 years and spent the past 8 years specializing in SBA lending. He is responsible for leading the development and growth of Small Business Administration (SBA) lending bank wide. Matthew has an extensive knowledge of the U.S. Small Business Administration and commercial lending and he enjoys learning about businesses and assisting companies gain access to capital. Matthew was the recipient of the 2015 U.S. Small Business Administration Arizona Financial Services Champion award, awarded the 2019 national Coleman SBA BDO of the year award, and nominee for Arizona’s 2021 40 under 40. 

Matthew hails from mid-Michigan and holds an associate’s degree in weld engineering and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Northwood University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is actively involved with several non-profits and numerous forms of community volunteering. 

Matthew enjoys motor sports, outdoor activities, and spending time with his wife Ashley and their three dogs, Harley, Yute, and Bentley. 

Matthew S. Mapes 
SVP, Director of SBA Market Development 
[email protected]

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Mark Johnson

(602) 882-3086
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