BROOKYLN - Boston beer company Samuel Adams held its first-ever speed coaching event in the borough last night to help area entrepreneurs.

Samuel Adams and local professionals, which included lawyers, sales people, financial and marketing experts, consulted entrepreneurs with issues they're facing in their companies.

Along with ACCION USA, Samuel Adams has already given out $500,000 in loans to small businesses and they are looking to hand out more in the city. The loans are aimed toward businesses looking to expand, preserve and create jobs.