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  • Client Spotlight

    Funding from JPMorgan Chase will make a difference to small businesses in the area! Funding from JPMorgan Chase has enabled VEDC to open the Boyle Heights Capital Access Center to serve as a transitional financial and retail assistance service center in this underserved neighborhood in Los Angeles....
  • Focused Vision
    VEDC continues its efforts, unconditionally, to maintain a strong economy and a better quality of life in the communities we serve.
  • Small Business Financing
    VEDC's team of loan consultants provides lending guidance and loan packaging services at little or no cost. Loan consultants will meet with a business owner, analyze their ability to qualify for a business loan, and help determine what loan program is most suitable. Learn More »
Join UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs and the VEDC at our Chicagoland small business access to capital event and learn how to unlock the resources to take your company to the next level.

Chicagoland—Can't qualify for a conventional small business bank loan?
Register for a FREE individual Loan Pavilion Meeting or call 1.312.577.7587
VEDC’s Here's the Money Small Business Loan Pavilion @ Chicago City Treasurer's Small Business Expo
Friday, Oct. 3rd at UIC Forum, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

VEDC invites small business owners to meet one-on-one with a loan officers for a free small business loan evaluation, on the spot information on how to prepare a loan application and tips on how to get preapproved for a business loan.

Also, come hear about alternative lenders that Chicago businesses are accessing to receive funding at Alternative Financing Strategies for Small Business Panel @ Chicago City Treasurer's Small Business Expo UIC Forum, 1st floor, Room E & F
  • Megan Mitchell, UBS Elevating Entrepreneurs, Program Manager
  • Roberto Barragan, VEDC President
  • Steve Hall, Accion Chicago Vice President of Business Development
  • Karin O'Connor, Hyde Park Angels, Member
  • Antoinette Geddes, Business Banker, Commercial Lending Division, Urban Partnership Bank.

Click for more information and Expo registration

  • Seek to grow your for-profit business that has been in operation for at least two years
  • Employ between 4 - 100 employees
  • Have revenues between $150,000 and $4 million
  • Are located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area
  • Lack other sources of financing
Loan proceeds can used to cover working capital, purchase equipment and inventory, buy another business, make tenant improvements, finance real-estate and engage in business related construction. Real estate investment or development projects are ineligible.
One of the major barriers for today’s small business is access to capital; VEDC can help refer/advise/package the best loan program to meet your needs.
Knowledge is Power! ---Especially in today’s world of small business ownership.
The bottom line for VEDC is one thing---jobs.  Job creation aids our economy, signifies growth and prosperity, and creates self-sufficiency opportunities for residents of our community.
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VEDC has formed the Tri-State Business Opportunity Fund to provide financing for high-growth businesses in the New York Tri-State area to help them expand and create jobs. The Tri-State office is made possible by funding from UBS and is validation the VEDC’s proven approach is a sustainable and impactful way to make capital more available to small businesses that otherwise wouldn’t have access to the resources they need to start up or grow.

The Tri-State Business Opportunity Fund (TBOF) offers $50,000 - $500,000 small business loans to start-up and existing businesses operating in low to moderate income communities. For more information... You can contact the Tri-State Business Opportunity Fund at 212-231-4310 or via email to jlee@vedc-tbof.org.

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