Although the Business Assistance Center does not lend money to small businesses, we offer assistance in your financing endeavor and we partner with small business lenders located at the Business Assistance Center.
The Alliance Lending Corporation, located at the Business Assistance Center, provides (by appointment only) hands-on, personalized, customer oriented financial assistance to small businesses through the following programs:
The William Mann Jr. Community Development Corporation assists economic debt/equity financing, in conjunction with an investor bank and/or a non-traditional lending source for small, minority and women-owned businesses. Emphasis is placed on assisting businesses located in low to moderate income areas of Tarrant County that have been in business for 2 or more years. Their services include:
Banks make money by lending money. Often the inexperience of small business owners results in loan requests being denied. To be successful in obtaining a loan, you must be prepared. You need to know exactly how much you will need, why you need it, and how you plan to pay it back. This should be described in the Executive Summary of your business plan. You must be able to convince your lender that you are a good loan risk.
For more information that assist you with access capital, select one of the links below or call 817/871-6025.
After you begin writing your business plan, counselors are available to help you go over and fine-tune your plan. Call 817/871-6025 to request an appointment, or click here. We counsel in person, by phone and by email. See our BAC counselors and their subject matter expertise on the Counseling page of this website.
This 8-week, 23-hour workshop takes you through everything you need to get your business up and running. You should have a "lender-ready" business plan by graduation from this course, as well as earning continuing education units from Tarrant County College. To register for Project NEW Beginnings, click here.
Understand the importance of a business plan and how to achieve the desired results in this five-part comprehensive workshop.. Complete all 5 workshops (at a discounted price of $99) and earn continuing education units from Tarrant County College. To register, click here.
Access to Capital -Financing Your Business
This workshop will introduce you to the world of lending. Topics will include:
The 5 C’s of lending
The truth about grants
Financial Alternatives for the bankable and un-bankable