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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Birmingham
Birmingham Business Resource Center
Provides small loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Robert Dickinson, Jr. ...View details

Birmingham
Birmingham Citywide Local Development Company
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details

Birmingham
Harbert Mezzanine Partners II SBIC, L.P.
Harbert Mezzanine Partners II SBIC, L.P. is a Small Business Investment Company (SBIC). A Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) is a privately-owned and managed investment fund that uses ...View details

Birmingham
Seedco Financial Services, Inc.
Seedco Financial-Alabama offers microloans to microenterprises that are in need of loans less than $35,000, as well to established small businesses who may need loans of $50,000 to $750,000 when...View details

Homewood
Alabama Community Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. ...View details

Mobile
Greater Mobile Development Corporation
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA 504 loan program and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such...View details

Montgomery
Southern Development Council
A non-profit corporation partnering with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing for major fixed assets, such as land and buildings. Contact:...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs
Operates as an extension of the Governor's office and administers grants from funds provided by the federal government, the state legislature and other sources....View details

Statewide
Kiva
Since its launch in 2005, Kiva’s mission has been to alleviate poverty by connecting people through microlending. As of August 2012, Kiva.org has enabled people to make over $340 million in loans...View details

Nationwide
Accion USA
ACCION USA is a private, nonprofit organization that provides microloans, business training and other financial services to low- and moderate-income entrepreneurs who are unable to access bank...View details

Nationwide
Fund A Scientist
Contact: George Kurzon, M.D. Fund A Scientist is a website where individuals or institutions with funding can seek out scientists with innovative projects and provide ...View details

Nationwide
TruFund Financial Services, Inc. (TruFund)
TruFund is a national nonprofit organization promotes economic development in communities underserved by traditional banking institutions by providing affordable capital, hands-on business assistance,...View details

Nationwide
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
USDA Rural Development provides financial and technical resources in rural areas in order to support community and economic development opportunities, as well as improve quality of life issues....View details

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