Common Questions & Answers

What is offered?

  • Flexible terms
  • Competitive fixed rates
  • Short or long term loans
  • Real estate acquisition or renovation
  • Business education

Who is eligible?

  • Minority-, woman-, immigrant- or veteran-owned businesses
  • Businesses in economically distressed urban and rural areas
  • Businesses unable to access traditional bank financing

How much can you borrow?

  • We have done loans from $10,000 up to $3 million. Our average loan is $250,000.

What can the loan be used for?

  • Working capital to start-up or expand your business
  • Purchase equipment
  • Real estate acquisition or renovation

Financing Solutions to Meet Your Business Needs


When a small amount of capital is needed to launch your next big project or business.

Urban Entrepreneur Loan

Flexible capital for minority entrepreneurs to startup or grow emerging small businesses.

Business Growth Loan

Tailored to meet a growing company’s business needs.

Urban Workforce Loan

Patient capital to help minority entrepreneurs grow their workforce.

Contact One of Our Experts

Shawn Thomas
Entrepreneur Lending Director

412.201.2450 x121 | Email

Pittsburgh Region

Reid Smith
Director of Uniontown Office

412.930.0511 | Email

Uniontown Region

Jimmy Jackson
Director of Erie Office

814.451.1172 | Email

Erie Region

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