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Financial Assistance

WEDC Microloan Program

WEDC and the Business Outreach Center’s (BOC) Network with its BOC Capital Corp. are collaborating to provide clients with $500-$50,000 microloans for their small businesses. WEDC’s partner, BOC Capital Corp, is a not-for-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a certified Community Development Entity (CDE) dedicated to providing micro-enterprise financing, with a special focus on small-business, women, minority and immigrant entrepreneurs. Contact us at info@wedcbiz.org To download an application. If you would to see if you qualify please click here.

 

As a Kiva Zip Trustee, WEDC is authorized to recommend potential borrowers for this on-line, interest free crowdfunding platform.  If you are a WEDC client, you may be eligible for interest free loans up  to $2500.  For additional information about Kiva Zip click here.  If you are interested in a Kiva Zip loan, please Contact us at info@wedcbiz.org.

 

The WEDC Scholarship Program

WEDC offers a limited number of scholarships to qualified WEDC graduates in subjects related to their industries. The number and amount of these scholarships are limited (generally between $200-$400 each). This program is made possible by a grant from EILEEN FISHER. Download an application NOW!  

 

Additional Sources for Business Financing

NY Business Development Corporation (NYBDC) is a complement to conventional banking, working in partnership with banks to provide term loans, many of which do not meet the requirements for traditional financing. NYBDC also manages the Empire State Certified Development Corporation which is otherwise known as The 504 Company.

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