Your Go-To Business Advising Team

Along with providing loans, CDC Small Business Finance offers knowledgeable and accessible small business advisors to loan applicants and current borrowers  —  pre and post loan.  Our proven team of experts will provide support on everything from credit repair to financial reporting to business strategy.

Work with Seasoned Entrepreneurs

Access knowledge and resources from small business experts

Get Approved with Pre-Loan Support

Pre-loan support to help loan applicants get approved

Personal Post-Loan Advising

We help you grow and succeed with smart business decisions

Business Advising offers:

  • Complimentary services to loan applicants & existing borrowers
  • Advice tailored to your specific needs and industry right when you need it
  • Work with a supportive small business advisor with expertise in a full range of business topics
  • Recommendations and access to useful resources including professional services, business templates, apps, software and more
  • One-on-one customized business advising
  • Help with credit improvement, business plans, financial reporting, daily operating challenges, business strategy, opportunity evaluation and other personalized services
  • Actionable tips, tools and techniques
  • Online and in-person workshops

Financial Knowledge is a Must

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"Our business advisor gave us tips on finances, creating new streams of revenue and pointers on reducing expenses"

Karina Sanchez, Co-owner, Waterhorse Charters

30% off QuickBooks Online

QuickBooks has partnered with CDC Small Business Finance to help small business owners prioritize tracking and monitoring their financials. We recommend QuickBooks Online as a tool to help you make smart decisions for your business.

With QuickBooks Online small business owners can easily access and manage your books from your computer, laptop, or smartphone anytime you choose. QuickBooks also helps you process invoices, pay bills, track mileage and much more.

You’re not alone: Pre-Loan Advising

Loan applicants recommended to our business advising team get an experienced small business expert on their side. Our business advisors understand the challenges you face and offer solutions that are actionable and realistic based on your business. Learn more about our pre-loan program:

  • Business owners recommended to business advising work with a supportive small business advisor with expertise in a full range of business topics
  • Recommendations & access to resources including professional services, business forms & templates, apps, software & more
  • Complimentary services
  • Advice tailored to your specific needs and industry right when you need it

Smart Success with Post-Loan Advising

Now that your business has the capital it needs, our business advising team is always in your corner to assist you. Turn to our advisors right away or five years from now to get advice on best strategies to meet your goals and help with big or small business decisions. The team offers:

  • Support for current borrowers to help you run your business better, faster and on budget
  • Complimentary services customized to your individual business needs
  • Advisor that are available anytime
  • Strategies that help build equity in your small business
  • Tools and tips so you can make more money and save more money all while saving time
  • Support to improve bookkeeping, accounting and internal fiscal controls
  • Source, a weekly e-newsletter with tips you can apply to your business immediately

Success Stories

BUSINESS ADVISING / FINANCIAL SKILLS
Business owner studies accounting to bolster the success of the business
BUSINESS ADVISING / VALUED GUIDANCE
How business coaching helped beer aficionado launch tasting room and brew-supply shop
BUSINESS ADVISING / PROJECTIONS
Early stage guidance helps refine projections and test the concept to measure demand

Our Mission is Your Success

We’re in this together. As a nonprofit lender, our passion is helping your business grow and thrive. Our Business Advisors look forward to getting to know you and your business and working with you to support your success.

  • Complimentary and custom advice from the nation’s leading nonprofit lender.
  • We have helped over 12,000 businesses grow, expand and create thousands of jobs in their communities.
  • Our advising services and loan products are designed to help you build a strong and sustainable business.

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