While the Pennsylvania SBDC does not provide financing or loans, we do work with you to provide you with the tools to best finance your small business. Below are resources to learn more about the financing and loan options available for small businesses. When you’re ready, contact your local SBDC for more information.


  • SBA Loan Programs - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) does not loan money directly to small business owners. But they do play an important role in helping entrepreneurs finance or grow their business. The SBA web site provides detailed information on what is needed to secure loans and financing.
  • Funding & Program Finder - Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) offers a tool for entrepreneurs and business owners called the Funding & Program Finder. This tool searches all of the grants, loans, and initiatives offered through the DCED that may be relevant to your business.
  • Fundera - Fundera is your one-stop-shop for business loans. Through their one application, you can receive loan offers from their network of over 20 trusted lenders. Fundera serves as your concierge through the process and will help you make an informed decision.

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