The Western Regional Office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst will hold a small-business resources forum from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday.

Oreste Varela, the branch manager of the U.S. Small Business Administration in Springfield,  will speak. Information on current grants, loans and other resources in Western Massachusetts for small businesses will be discussed.

A live question-and-answer session will take place.