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Who Can Help

Need assistance understanding loan paperwork requirements or getting your financial house in order? These groups, many of which offer their services for free or low cost, can help.

LISC Small Business brings together financing options and free advisory services in a one-stop shop so that underserved entrepreneurs have easy access to the resources they need to grow.

State: IL

Main Street Launch, serving Oakland and San Francisco, provides access to micro and small business loans from $10,000 to $250,000, offering competitive interest rates and no prepayment penalties. It also offers one-on-one business advising to launch to the next level, wheter as a new or an existing business.

State: CA

Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc. was established to provide services to Maryland Eastern Shore small business owners and potential owners who otherwise lack the collateral and/or credit to give them access to conventional loans and other financial products. Services include business loans, business consulting, business education and networking opportunities.

State: MD

Pacific Community Ventures is a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI) that engages small businesses, impact investors, and policymakers to build an economy that works for everyone. PCV Small Business Lending provides affordable small business loans and micro loans from $10,000 to $200,000 to California businesses creating quality jobs in underserved communities. They specialize in working with small business owners who’ve had a hard time accessing capital, like female borrowers, borrowers of color, and borrowers that may have been turned down for SBA or traditional bank loans. 

State: CA

The Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute (RMMFI) is a non-profit organization that provides learning, lending, and coaching to grow Community Entrepreneurs who build businesses to advance along the pathway to self-sufficiency and self-worth. RMMFI’s brand of microfinance combines affordable and approachable business support services and flexible microloans to help individuals turn a good idea into an income-generating business.

State: CO