WWBIC Puts Dreams to Work in Wisconsin

WWBIC Puts Dreams to Work in Wisconsin

WWBIC, founded in 1987, is a  economic development corporation headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. WWBIC goal is “Putting Dreams to Work” through its financing and technical assistance to small businesses in Wisconsin. In 2018, WWBIC provided 26,755 counseling and training hours, assisting 5,119 clients, and closed over $7,506,900 (131) in small business loans. Their clients started, […]

Minnesota Coffee Shop Creates a Buzz

Minnesota Coffee Shop Creates a Buzz

Entrepreneur Fund is an SBA Microloan intermediary headquartered in Duluth, Minnesota and an active member of the Friends of the SBA Microloan Program. The organization actively partners with entrepreneurs to stimulate the growth of successful businesses in Aitkin, Benton, Carlton, Cass, Cook, Crow Wing, Itasca, Kanabec, Koochiching, Lake, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Pine, St. Louis, Stearns […]

Congressional Briefing on SBA Microloan Program

Congressional Briefing on SBA Microloan Program

On May 21, 2019, the Friends of the SBA Microloan Program is hosting an informational briefing for Members of Congress and their staffs on the SBA Microloan Program. The event will feature presentations from four SBA Microloan intermediaries that provide financial and technical assistance to small businesses owned by low-income, women, minority, and veteran entrepreneurs. […]

ACE Helps Businesses Launch and Thrive in Georgia

Since 2000, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE) has helped over 900 small businesses start and grow in Georgia, made more than $60 million in loans and helped create/retain nearly 8,000 jobs. ACE, a longtime member of the Friends, is focused on assisting small-business owners of color, women, low-income entrepreneurs and others who lack equitable […]

Friends Member CEF Receives Jody C. Raskind Award for 2019 Microlender of the Year

National Small Business Week kicked off yesterday with an awards event hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The ceremony featured the Jody C. Raskind Award for the 2019 Microlender of Year. This year’s award went to the Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF), a longtime member of the Friends of the SBA Microloan Program. CEF […]

Microloan Program Modernization Act Passed by the Senate

Washington, DC—July 19, 2018—Last night, the Microloan Program Modernization Act (S. 526) was passed by the Senate. The bill was introduced by Sen. Deb Fischer on March 2, 2017 and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of House members, including Sens. Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Scott (R-SC), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Gary Peters (D-MI), […]