Small Business Loans



The Small Business Administration has developed some streamlined procedures for new small and micro loans. Click on the banner to review and select the loan program best suited for your business.  We also feature a new loan assistance program provided by Office Depot. 



7(a) Loan Program

The 7(a) Loan Program includes financial help for businesses with special requirements. For example, funds are available for loans to businesses that handle exports to foreign countries, businesses that operate in rural areas, and for other very specific purposes. To learn more, click here.


Microloan Program

The Microloan Program provides small, short-term loans to small business concerns and certain types of not-for-profit child-care centers. The SBA makes funds available to specially designated intermediary lenders, which are nonprofit community-based organizations with experience in lending as well as management and technical assistance. These intermediaries make loans to eligible borrowers. The maximum loan amount is $50,000, but the average microloan is about $13,000. To learn more, Click here.


CDC/504 Loan Program

The SBA 504 Loan program is an economic development loan program that offers small businesses another avenue for business financing, while promoting business growth, and job creation. The  Program provides approved small businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing used to acquire fixed assets for expansion or modernization. 504 loans are made available through Certified Development Companies (CDCs), SBA's community based partners for providing 504 Loans. For more information, click here.


Disaster Loans

SBA provides low interest disaster loans to homeowners, renters, businesses of all sizes and private, nonprofit organizations to repair or replace real estate, personal property, machinery & equipment, inventory and business assets that have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.

SBA now offers you the option of filing your home and business disaster loan applications through the Electronic Loan Application (ELA). To learn more, click here.


Office Depot TM

Office Depot Loan Assistance

Need $5,000 to $25,000 in working capital in as little as 5 days? Office Depot can help. Learn more at Office Depot.


For additional information, contact us at:

Small Business Development Associates
P.O. Box  710241
Houston, TX  77271-0241


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Last modified: June 18, 2014 

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