Albert Lerma

Business Advisor

Napa-Sonoma SBDC

About Me:

Al is a career economic development professional who launched ImpactNow Advisors, an independent economic development, research and govt. affairs consulting advisory firm in 2019. He has over three decades of experience in providing economic development services to city, county and state governments and minority communities.

He is passionate about assisting small businesses in obtaining access to capital through banks or small business micro loan programs and helping your business to get loan ready. He previously managed San Francisco’s Small Business Revolving Loan Fund for over a decade that provided loans for hundreds of small businesses that could not access traditional sources of capital for business startup or business expansion projects.

He holds a B.A. in Economics & Journalism and an MPA in Public Finance both from Indiana University. As a diehard Hoosier he loves watching college and NBA basketball and March Madness.

Expertise: Access to Capital Business Planning