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Local Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Clearwater
Clearwater Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc
Provides start-up and expansion business loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Isay M. Gulley Micro-Loan Contact: John J. Moloney...View details

Daytona Beach
Central Florida Community Development Corporation
Provides start-up and expansion business loans to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. ...View details

Fort Myers
Independent Development Services Corporation (IDS)
IDS works with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and private-sector lenders to provide small businesses with access to long-term, fixed asset financing....View details

Lake Worth
Florida Business 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. Contact:...View details

Miami
Accion USA
A non-profit community based organization that provides loans from $500 to $50,000 to first time small business owners/borrowers who are unable to receive funds through traditional means. Loan...View details

Miami
Micro-Business
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Diane Silverman...View details

Miami
Partners for Self Employment, Inc.
Through education and providing opportunities to make, borrow, save and manage money, Partners for Self Employment, Inc. is able to help economically disadvantaged South Floridian individuals...View details

Orlando
Black Business Investment Fund of Central Florida, Inc.
The Black Business Investment Fund (BBIF) is a non-traditional lender that specializes in providing loans to black and minority businesses. It is a CDFI (Certified Development Financial Institution),...View details

Orlando
Minority/Women Business Enterprise Alliance, Inc
Provides small loans ranging from under $100 to a maximum of $25,000 to prospective, small business borrowers and backed by the US SBA. Executive Director: Rosina Seip, Director of Access...View details

Pensacola
Community Enterprise Investments, Inc (CEII)
CEII operates five different small and micro business loan pools. Loans are available throughout NW Florida and Southern Alabama in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $105,000. CEII developed and...View details

Pinellas County
Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED)
Pinellas County Economic Development (PCED) works with existing businesses to encourage expansion and seeks to attract new companies with high-wage careers to Central Florida's Gulf Coast. Through...View details

Saint Petersburg
Saint Petersburg 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. Contact:...View details

South Florida
Enterprise Development Corporation (EDC) of South Florida
Enterprise Development Corporation (EDC) provides business assistance to companies throughout South Florida to promote venture creation and high growth. Services include support with product...View details

St. Petersburg
GulfCoast Business Finance, Inc.
GulfCoast Business Finance, Inc. is a non-profit corporation established in 1982, whose mission is to assist small businesses with access to capital. We work with the U.S. Small Business Administration...View details

Tampa
Tampa Bay Economic Development Corporation (TEDCO)
TEDCO offers a variety of loan products and services tailored to small business needs. As a U.S. Small Business Administration “certified development company” (CDC), TEDCO offers access to the...View details

West Palm Beach
Business Loan Fund of the Palm Beaches
The chartered purpose and mission of the Business Loan Fund of the Palm Beaches is to improve economies in distressed communities by lending to small business owners and sponsors of community...View details



Statewide and Nationwide Small Business Resource Partners
LOCATION
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION
Statewide
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation, Inc
Florida First Capital Finance Corporation is a statewide Certified Development Company that collaborates with the US SBA and private sector lenders to provide growing businesses with long-term,...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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