Business Lending

Ready to build your dream? So are we!

Your business is more than your credit score

We are not a bank, so we are more flexible around collateral and equity. From your personal character, down to having a solid business plan, we review your situation more holistically than a bank can. 

We have a business loan size to fit your needs

We provide business loans ranging from $1,000 to $500,000, including loans guaranteed by the Small Business Association. If you need a small business loan, whether you’re just starting out or looking to grow your business, we have a loan to fit your needs.

What Success Looks Like

Diverse Business Ownership

Communities where your access to capital is not defined by your race or gender, but instead by the quality of your business. 

Sustainable Startups and Growth

Businesses that have the know-how to build better futures for themselves, their employees and their communities.

Strong Communities

Strong small businesses support strong communities. From jobs to resources, our small business partners are helping their employees and communities thrive.

Servicing Michigan small businesses

We know that our state thrives where there are strong small business communities. We are proud to work across all of Michigan to support small businesses get access to the funding they need. Get started by filling out our loan inquiry form to find out if we can support you!

Featured Success Stories

RJ’s Printing

Kalamazoo, Mich.
Sean Hollins knows all too well the challenges of being a Black business owner – the search for funding, the wealth disparities, the lack of…
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J.bird Provisions

Charlevoix, Michigan
Jessica Nagel didn’t realize the depths of plumbing knowledge she was going to need to start a business. “There was virtually no plumbing I could…
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Sip Coffee and Cocktails

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Jonathan Farman says the best business move he ever made was finding the right partner. Jonathan Frantz, his partner, agrees. The two met in 2016…
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2022 Gift Guide

Small business is the best business. These entrepreneurs support their families and their communities and we're proud to support them.     FOR SOMEONE WHO…
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Applecore General Store

Cedarville, Michigan
Activity comes in waves in the Les Cheneaux region. There’s the summer onslaught, because who wouldn’t want to spend time in an area surrounded by…
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Getting funded is
only the first step

Every loan comes with complimentary business coaching and tools. Each one of our loans comes with access to a personal business coach to guide you and a suite of practical trainings, tools, and resources on topics that matter most to every business owner: matter most to every business owner: Startup, Money, Marketing, and Management.

Jump Start Your Loan Application Process

Loan Application Resources

Personal Financial Statement Template

This downloadable resource will help us get a sense of your personal finances to support in our loan process. 

Cash Flow Template

This Excel Document will help us understand how your business’s cash flow is situated. 

How to Write a Business Plan

Having trouble defining your business plan? This free resource from the Small Business Association will guide you through the process of writing your business plan.

Ready to Get Started?

Want to see if we can help you make your dream a reality, or if we can help you scale your already growing small business? Let’s get connected!