Funding Guide for Small Businesses

A key aspect of launching or growing a small business is understanding the funding options that are available to help you meet the needs of your business. It is our goal to connect immigrant small business owners and entrepreneurs with relevant information and resources to grow their businesses.

This guide will be a tool for immigrant small business owners to consider how different funding options can help you reach your business goals and cover your financial needs. This guide is an introduction to establishing business credit, an overview of funding options, and an outline of a general loan application.
This guide is available in 8 languages:

Past Events

Date: Thursday, September 23rd
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Is your organization looking to build or strengthen your small business programming? Join us for a panel discussion with Qualitas of Life Foundation and Centro Community Partners where they will share learnings from their “Me Preparo Para Emprender” Pilot program. How they built their program, and how they integrated El Centro’s entrepreneurship app in their curriculum.

Date: Thursday, September 30th
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Starting a business can be challenging and navigating systems as a non-citizen can be intimidating but not impossible. Join us to learn from a legal expert on how ITIN holders can navigate business structures and build their business in New York State.

Date: Thursday, October 14th
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Immigrant business owners face many barriers when it comes to seeking funding to expand and grow their businesses. This training will be led by a lending expert to learn how service providers can help business owners seek funding opportunities. We will also discuss what options are available for ITIN and how they can build credit.