I recently participated in the recently concluded Governor’s Utah Economic Summit in Utah and the summit used to hold every year, bringing top leaders and decision-makers in the business, government and academic sectors of the state together. The summit aims to discuss the global economic impacts of our business communities and the economy in Utah. During this summit, I had the opportunity of moderating a different panel dedicated to discussing the issue small business face when funding. There are many experts from various sectors at this meet up, and some of them are Martha Dreiling of OnDeck who is an online lender offering term loan products between $5,000 and $500,000; Roger Shumway of Celtic Bank, an active SBA lender with working capital loans averaging $100,000; and Ana Sirbu of BlueVine, an online lender specializing in invoice factoring and line of credit products. I was able to discuss alternative funding for small businesses, and as a moderator, I was able to match small business owners to the financing from more than 75 lenders.