SAN DIEGO — CUSOs can play a pivotal role in leading smallbusinesses “out of a fog of economic uncertainty,” John Wade,financial analyst with the Small Business Administration, toldattendees at NACUSO's recent member business services alliancehere.

During an Oct. 16 session, Wade spoke on the current conditionof small business and small business lending.

“CUSOs have a pivotal role in providing their expertise inbusiness lending to credit unions, and in partnering with SBA tolead small business out of this fog of economic uncertainty. Themoment has come, the time is now, and it's up to us to make surethose services can be delivered,” Wade said. “CUSOs have anextraordinary opportunity, currently, to provide their expertise inlending.”

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