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Our purpose is to assist entrepreneurs, small business owners, managers and people who are considering starting their own business.


For business financing, whether expanding your business, buying equipment, inventory, real estate or starting a business, VEDC's Women's Business Center (WBC) can help refer/advise/package the best loan program to meet your needs.  Listed below are brief descriptions of some of our loan programs.


VEDC's WBC offers several loan programs...

  • SBA 504 Loan
    $125,000 - $5,000,000
  • SBA 7(a) Loan
    $35,000 - $2,000,000
  • California Small Business Loan Guarantee
    $25,000 - $1,000,000
  • SBA Microloan
    $1,000 - $50,000
  • Revolving Loan Fund (RLF)
    $25,000 - $700,000

  • IRP Revolving Loan Fund
    $25,000 - $100,000
  • Women's Business Microloan
    $1,000 - $25,000
  • SBA Community Express
    $5,000 - $25,000
  • Pacoima Microloan/Wells Fargo Fund
    $1,000 - $25,000

To start the microloan process, please visit www.microloan.org


Knowledge is power, especially in today's world of small business ownership.  WBC offers workshops and seminars that provide a solid business foundation of proper practices, procedures and philosophies from which to build your successful business.  WBC also offers a comprehensive business training series for those ready to go to the next level of business success.  Please visit the Calendar section for schedules and registration.


From basics to specifics...

  • All About Business Loans
  • How to Start Up a Business
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Custom Workshops
  • How to Write a Business Plan
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Specialized Training
  • Entrepreneurial Training Program


WBC provides one-on-one professional consulting at no charge to those seeking advice on start-up, expansion or stabilization strategies for their business.  Working alongside thousands of business owners, our experienced consultants offer private insight into areas from resources and solutions to everyday business challenges.  Call today for a free appointment.


VEDC's WBC can assist you with issues like...

  • Creation of a viable business plan
  • Preparation of financing packages
  • Operations & Management
  • Development of effective marketing strategies
  • Start-up or expansion advice
  • General business consulting


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