SMB Nation Bank – Student Loan Program Announced for SMB Nation Events

SMB Nation Creates Student Loan Program for Events

Payment plan allows SMB Nation Tribal members to attend educational technology conferences—

BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, WA, February 15, 2009 – Trying to ensure every Small and medium business (SMB) technology consultant and channel partner can participate in professional education opportunities, SMB Nation has announced its “SMB Nation Bank – Student Loan Program.” Citing an attempt to thaw frozen credit markets, CEO Harry Brelsford from SMB Nation commented “Now more than ever, our tribal members need to learn more business and technology skills. Times of economic change often create the greatest opportunity and technology solutions, delivered by SMB consultants with current skills sets, are key to both renewed and on-going professional success”

The SMB Nation Bank – Student Loan Program specifics are:

• Instant loan approval to any SMB Nation tribal member seeking to attend a SMB Nation-specific event using the student loan program. SMB consultants and channel partners may join the SMB Nation tribe at The no-interest loan is only for SMB Nation event admission fees.

• $99 monthly payments. For example, three (3) payments of $99 would pay for the early bird admission fee to SMB Nation Spring 2009 (May 1-3, 2009, New York City-area)

“We are banking on our tribal members to take advantage of our continuing professional education opportunities like the SMB Nation Spring 2009 multi-day conference.” Added Brelsford. “Education is going to be the key to navigating the future and we believe everyone deserves an educational opportunity. Thus the creating of the SMB Nation Bank – Student Load Program.”

About SMB Nation SMB Nation is a community of over 35,000 small and medium business (SMB) technology consultants, channel partners, sponsors and resellers. With an impressive 10-year history serving as a trusted advisor and mentor to the SMB consulting and reseller channel, SMB Nation has been able to consistently reinvent itself based upon changing market conditions. The company prides itself on creating business partnerships with an astute focus on ease-of-doing-business, relationships, value, performance and service. SMB Nation’s core business model is publications and events that support SMB channel partners to work more professionally, efficiently and profitability implementing technology solutions for small business customers. This is accomplished by hosting conferences, workshops, webinars, driving an active Web-based community and publishing a magazine and books. SMB Nation is based on Bainbridge Island, Washington and can be reached at (800) SMB-NAT1 or visit


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