Loans - Access to Capital
Finding money for your small business can be a challenge. The following organizations provide assistance to small businesses seeking capital. Often a business plan and financial projection will be required to approach capital sources. In addition to these resources, your KSBDC consultant will be able to speak with you about sources of capital.
Small Business Administration
The Small Business Administration (SBA) website includes a wealth of information about loans, grants, and financing options. Visit their website at http://www.sba.gov/financing/.
Kansas Department of Commerce
The Kansas Department of Commerce has many resources for businesses in Kansas needing loans, grants, export assistance, and workforce development. Visit their website at http://www.kansascommerce.com.
The Kansas Association of Certified Development Companies
Certified Development Companies (CDCs) administer the SBA's 504 loan program, some area CDBG funds and are knowledgeable about other financing sources. In Southwest Kansas, the CDC is Great Plains Development, Inc. Their website is: http://www.gpdionline.com/
USDA Rural Development
Administers the USDA's business development program for rural communities. For more information, visit their website at http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/KS_Home.html