Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) is a nonprofit community lender, specializing in small-business loans coupled with business advisory services.
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The DeKalb Better Business Loan Program is a partnership with local banks to provide financial relief to small DeKalb County businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Financing for the program was approved by the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners from our county allotment of Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds received from the federal government. Our current partner, Citizens Trust Bank will be responsible for administering $10 million in loans for the Better Business loan program. For more information, click here.
Fiserv is giving back to help small businesses get Back2Business with a program focused on helping to jump-start Black- and minority-owned small businesses in hard-hit communities. Back2Business is designed to help stabilize and grow small businesses, with business consulting services, leading Clover payments technology solutions from Fiserv and financial support for employee payroll, rent or lease payments, operations equipment and resources. In partnership with AEO, the Fiserv Back2Business Grants for Small Business Program will award up to $10,000 to Black- and minority-owned businesses that have been impacted by COVID-19 and social unrest. For more information, click here.
Through Kabbage Payments™, any business can sign up to sell gift certificates online, and anyone can purchase them to support participating small businesses. For more information, click here.
LISC is inviting small business owners in rural locations across the country to apply for the LISC-Lowe’s Rural Relief Small Business Grants program. Only small businesses located in rural communities are eligible at this time. Rural communities are defined as having a population of 50,000 or less. Applications are being accepted in “rounds”. You must submit a new application for each round in order to be considered for funding in that round. Below are the dates of upcoming rounds: January 26 – February 2, 2021. For more information, click here.