Financial AssistanceFederal Financial AssistanceSenator Portman Grant and Federal Domestic AssistanceSenator Brown Grant and Federal Domestic AssistanceBoth Senators have lists of resources available to their constituents for financial assistance.
Federal Biz Financial Assistance Use this form to find financing programs from the federal government for which you and your business may qualify. Visit the resource links and learn more about the government’s small business financing programs.Ohio Financial AssistanceOhio Department of Development Information on business incentives, loans, and grants from the website of Ohio's Department of Development. Ohio 1st Stop Business The Ohio Development Service Agency provides 1st Stop Business Connection as a service for people to start a business. Step 2 deals with financial assistance. Other Federal Financial Assistance ResourcesMicroenterprise WorksMICROENTERPRISEWORKS.ORG is the website of the Association For Enterprise Opportunity. Microenterprise is defined by them and the microenterprise development industry “as a business with five or less employees, which requires $35,000 or less in start up capital, and which does not have access to the traditional commercial banking sector.” AEO is a national group dedicated to the development of such businesses, and it “provides a listing of microenterprise groups by state that can be tapped for financing guidance and funding itself.” SBA Financing.gov A link on the award winning website of the SBA, that “provides a primer on the basics of financing, as well as calculators for estimating costs, lists of resources, a summary of loan requirements and information on the agency's own loan programs.”SBA Patriot Express On June 13, 2007 the SBA announced the new Patriot Express Pilot Loan. It is an “extension to the financial, procurement, and technical assistance programs the agency provides to the military community”. The program is available to “veterans, service-disabled veterans, active-duty service members participating in the Military’s transition Assistance Program, Reservists and National Guard members, current spouses of any of the above, and the widowed spouse of a service member or veteran who died during service, or of a service-connected disability”. The loan is offered by the SBA’s network of participating lenders nationwide and provides fast turnaround time for loan approval. The Patriot Express Loan can be used for a variety of business purposes.
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