While the Pennsylvania SBDC does not provide financing or loans, we do work with you to provide you with the tools to best finance your small business. Below are resources to learn more about the financing and loan options available for small businesses. When you’re ready, contact your local SBDC for more information.


  • SBA Loan Programs - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) does not loan money directly to small business owners. But they do play an important role in helping entrepreneurs finance or grow their business. The SBA web site provides detailed information on what is needed to secure loans and financing.
  • Funding & Program Finder - Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) offers a tool for entrepreneurs and business owners called the Funding & Program Finder. This tool searches all of the grants, loans, and initiatives offered through the DCED that may be relevant to your business.
  • Business USA Funding Tool - In a few quick steps, this wizard will guide you to government resources to access financing for your business.
  • SBA Leveraging Information and Networks to Access Capital (LINC) - Welcome to the SBA Leveraging Information and Networks to Access Capital (LINC) tool. LINC is a simple way for you to connect with prospective SBA lenders based on your business needs. Once you fill out the form, your business information will be sent to participating SBA lenders who will contact you within 48 hours should there be a match.