Looking for A Small Business Loan to Start or Grow Your Business

Rogers Park Business Alliance (RPBA) is a Small Business Opportunity Center designated by the City of Chicago to provide expert advice on small business loans, how to qualify and referrals to community banks and alternative lenders for entrepreneurs and existing business owners. RPBA will discuss with the client their particular funding needs and small business loan requirements in order to provide a referral to a lender.

To see a specialist:

You can make an appointment with a community bank or CDFI* (Certified Community Development Financial Institution) at RPBA’s office every last Thursday of the month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Appointments are necessary. Call, 773-508-5885 or email at info@rpba.org.

You can also meet with Cynthia Ryan, RPBA’s loan expert every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Appointments are necessary. Call, 773-508-5885 or email at info@rpba.org. Download intake form here.

Partners

Accion Chicago
www.accionchicago.org

CIBC Bank
www.cibc.com

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives
www.cnigroup.org

LISC Small Business
www.liscsmallbusiness.org

SomerCor
www.somercor.com

VEDC Chicagoland Business Opportunity Fund
www.vedc.org

Wintrust Bank
www.wintrustbank.com

Women’s Business Development Center
www.wbdc.org

*In 1994, the United States Department of Treasury allowed non-profits to become a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) as a way to provide small business loans to entrepreneurs and business owners who couldn’t qualify for traditional bank loans. More flexible and lenient than banks, CDFIs operate across the nation. In Chicago, there are CDFIs who are successful in providing capital to underserved markets. For more information www.cdfifund.gov.

For more information and to make an appointment call 773-508-5885 or email us at info@rpba.org.

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Rogers Park Business Alliance
1448 W. Morse Ave.
Chicago, IL 60626
Phone: 773.508.5885
Fax: 773.508.9488
Email: info@rpba.org