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Business Entrepreneurial Stewardship Training

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CAPITAL RESOURCES

Kiva Crowdfunding Loans

Kiva is a peer-to-peer online lending program that provides 0% interest business loans through crowd-funding. Crowd-funding is “the practice of funding a project or venture by raising many small amounts of money from a large number of people, typically via the Internet.” The BEST Mobile Accelerator is looking to expand its impact by supporting more entrepreneurs. Learn more about Kiva loans at http://www..kiva.org or e-mail: success@best-genesis.com.

What Is Opportunity Fund?

We believe everyone deserves the chance to succeed. That’s why, at Opportunity Fund, we invest in small business owners who don’t have access to traditional financial resources. They put the capital and financial advice we provide to good use, changing their lives for the better and strengthening their communities. This combination of entrepreneurship and financial stability are the pillars of our award-winning, innovative strategy proving over and over again that people can do great things, just given the chance.

Opportunity Fund invests in small businesses that have been shut out of the financial mainstream. As a founding member and signatory to the Small Business Borrower’s Bill of Rights, we believe in the important role small businesses play in our communities and the economy. Our mission is to help them succeed. Opportunity Fund is backed by investors including Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Knight Foundation and the Calvert Foundation. We are one of the largest non-profit lenders to small businesses in the country.  In fiscal year 2016, we made over $60M in loans to help more than 2,200 small business owners invest in their businesses. For more information e-mail:success@best-genesis.com.

PACE (Pacific Asian Consortium in Employment)

We offer small business financing technical assistance and we originate small business loans to small businesses throughout Los Angeles. The advice we offer will increase the likelihood that your small business loan will be funded. As a designated SBA microloan and Community Advantage lender, PACE is known for funding businesses that have been turned down by traditional financial institutions. Headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles, PACE has over 20 years of experience in providing loans to businesses of all sizes.

Small business financing advice includes:

  • Loan Qualification & Requirements
  • Credit Repair
  • Loan Packaging Assistance
  • Financial Re-Structuring
  • Financial Planning Needs
  • Alternative Financial Services

Small Business Loan Programs:

  • SBA Microloan program
  • SBA Community Advantage Loans
  • SBA Real Estate & Equipment Loans: CDC/504
  • Tilt Forward financing
  • KIVA Zip loan program