If you are starting a business with just yourself, that’s at least one job and you can apply to the government’s Certified Development Company 504 Program. You can also get millions if you create enough jobs. The money has to be used for real estate, equipment or other kinds of fixed assets. You can’t use it for working capital. Last year this program couldn’t give out all the money it had available. Don’t let that happen this year. Find your local 540 Program office at
The Small Business Loan Fund (SBLF) provides eligible Asset Loans from $25,000 to a maximum of $150,000 and Working Capital Loans to a maximum of $30,000 if you want to start a business in Rhode Island. See the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation
who have trouble getting money and are run by women, minorities, or people with disabilities in Arkansas. See the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Programs that is financed by Levi Strauss and Winthrop Rockefeller.