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By Milt Wright and Anita Lee Wright
Milt Wright & Associates

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The Small Business Administration (SBA) Business Loan Program

The Microloan Demonstration Program addresses the financing needs of start-up and existing businesses located in Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties with short-term financing from $500 to $35,000.

For more information or to receive an application on the Microloan Demonstration Program, please contact one of the intermediaries listed below.

Serving Los Angeles & Ventura Counties:

Valley Economic Development Center
5121 Van Nuys Blvd., 3rd Floor
Van Nuys, CA 91403-2100
(818) 907-9977

FAME Renaissance Center
1968 West Adams Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA
90018(323) 730-7700 ext. 5030

Serving Los Angeles County:

Pacific Coast Regional Small Business Development Corporation
3255 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1501
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 739-2999 ext. 222

The traditional 7(a) SBA Loan may be used for most business purposes including start-up, expansion, equipment purchases, working capital, inventory or real estate acquisition. This is the hardest to get of all the government sponsored loans for small business. The SBA can guarantee up to $750,000 of a private-sector loan. Interest rates for 7(a) loans are negotiated between the applicant and the lender.

Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program – Under the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program, 10 federal agencies having annual external research and development requirements of more than $100,000,000 ($100 million), must reserve 2.5% of these funds for award to small businesses.

Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program – Under the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) program, five agencies with annual external research and development budgets of more than ($1,000,000,000) $1 billion, must reserve .15% of these funds for award to collaborative efforts between small businesses and non-profit research institutions.

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