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Local Small Business Resource Partners
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PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Hot Springs
West Central Arkansas Planning and Development District, Inc
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

Huntsville
Forge-Financing Ozarks Rural Growth and Economy
Provides small loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Alva C. West ...View details

Little Rock
Arkansas Certified 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

Little Rock
Arkansas Department of Economic Development
Works to develop and diversify the state's economy to enhance the quality of life for current and future Arkansans. The Department is divided into two divisions to serve external and internal...View details

Little Rock
Diamond State Ventures II, L.P.
Diamond State Ventures II, 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 a combination...View details

Pine Bluff
Southern Financial Partners
Provides small loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Deborah Slayton Micro-Loan Contact: Bryn Bagwell...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
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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