SBA Resource Partners
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The Veterans In Business (VIB) Network is a nonprofit organization that advocates for all veteran businesses including SDVOSBs and DVBEs. They provide resources, educational workshops, outreach opportunities, and more. They also strive to build connections between veteran businesses and corporations/government agencies looking to purchase goods and services. VIB Network co-founders, Cole Woodman and Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner, are both owners of successful SDVOSB/DVBE companies and have volunteered with various veteran organizations over the years.
Access to Capital Resources
Are you looking to start or grow your own small business? Adirondack Economic Development Corp. (AEDC) can help. We provide free business planning technical assistance, classroom training and access to commercial loan funds. For more than three decades, AEDC has provided business training, lending and technical assistance to underserved populations and to existing businesses throughout its 14-county service region, which includes the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida, Oswego, Saratoga, St. Lawrence, Warren and Washington.
At Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF), our mission is to help businesses in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania grow by providing small business loans and advisory services. As a nonprofit organization and a U.S. Treasury-certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), we’re a responsible lender you can trust. We understand that many small businesses can have difficulty getting traditional bank financing and EGF can help. Our products are affordable and flexible, and our advisory services can help you reach your business goals. Our signature product, the EGF SmartLoan™, provides up to $100,000 through a streamlined online platform. Loans are approved in 1-2 days and funded in a week.
Kiva is the world’s first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe. Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005 and based in San Francisco, with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Kiva celebrates and supports people looking to create a better future for themselves, their families and their communities. By lending as little as $25 on Kiva, anyone can help a borrower start or grow a business, go to school, access clean energy or realize their potential. 100% of every dollar you lend on Kiva goes to funding loans. Kiva covers costs primarily through optional donations, as well as through support from grants and sponsors.
The Arsenal Partnership’s Veterans Business Outreach Center is partially funded by the U.S. SBA’s Office of Veterans Business Development (OVBD). The OVBD exists to help veterans become full partners in economic development through small business ownership.
You can visit their website at www.sba.gov/offices/headquarters/ovbd.
Funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.