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Small Business Administration (SBA) Programs

Small Business Administration (SBA) Programs 

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) participates in a number of loan programs designed for business owners who may have trouble qualifying for a traditional bank loan.  Below you will find a few of the SBA loan programs.

If you’re planning to start a business or expand an existing business, you might need financing help.  SBA participates in a number of loan programs designed for business owners who may have trouble qualifying for a traditional bank loan.

Basic 7 (a) Loan Program:  Gives 7(a) loans to eligible borrowers for starting, acquiring and expanding a small businesses.

Certified Development Company (CDC): 504 Loan Program: Provides growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and building.

Microloan Program: Offers very small loans to start-up, newly established or growing small business concerns.  SBA makes funds available to nonprofit community based lenders which, in turn, make loans to eligible borrowers in amounts up to a maximum of $50,000. 

Disaster Loans:   Provide financial assistance to victims of disasters or to individuals in a declared disaster area.

Export Assistance Loans: Provide exporters and lenders with a streamlined method of obtaining financing for loans and lines of credit up to $500,000.  Lenders use their own credit decision process and loan documentation exporters get access to their funds faster.  

The Veterans Business Outreach Program (VBOP):   The Veterans Business Outreach program (VBOP) is designed to provide entrepreneurial development services such as business training, counseling and mentoring, and referrals for eligible veterans owning or considering starting a small business.  The SBA has 16 organizations participating in this cooperative agreement and serving as Veterans Business Outreach Centers (VBOC).