Programs & Contacts
If you are not ready to qualify for one of our loan products, we can provide referrals to other community organizations that can provide even more in-depth information and assistance to help you develop a business plan, prepare financial projections and consider other factors that may help you qualify for a loan. Our regional partners include the following:
Small Business Development Centers
These organizations are affiliated with local colleges and universities and can also help you prepare an effective business plan, review local market conditions and review other factors that may affect the success of your business ideas. Consulting is confidential and usually provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals.
Business Support Organizations
These organizations have different programs that can help you with various challenges including preparing an effective business plan, developing realistic financial projections, assisting with individual credit repair and financial planning, etc. Consulting is confidential and usually provided at no charge by a staff of skilled professionals.
Our Economic Development Corporation Partners
The following regional Economic Development Corporations are focused on promoting business development and expansion throughout their central and eastern Pennsylvania service area.
Local Chambers of Commerce
Your local chamber may have programs to help you build your business.
Both the federal government and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have programs focused on assisting small businesses.