Financial Resources for Small Businesses

GSDC can provide triage and analysis for every business, followed by an individualized referral to local, state and nationally based lenders. Some of our partners include:

ACCION Chicago is an alternative lending organization dedicated to providing credit and other business services to small business owners who do not have access to traditional sources of financing.  By encouraging the economic self-reliance of micro entrepreneurs throughout the Chicagoland area, ACCION Chicago strives to help businesses and communities grow. 

Marquette BankMarquette Bank, is a full-service, community bank that serves the financial needs of communities in Chicagoland. The Bank offers an extensive line of financial solutions including retail banking, real estate lending, trust, investments, wealth management and business banking to consumers and commercial customers. Marquette Bank has 21 branches: six in Chicago, three in Orland Park, two in Evergreen Park, two in Oak Lawn and single locations in Bolingbrook, Bridgeview, Hickory Hills, Lemont, New Lenox, Oak Forest, Romeoville and Summit, Illinois.

Chicago Community Loan Fund – The mission of the Chicago Community Loan Fund is to provide flexible, affordable and responsible financing and technical assistance for community stabilization and development efforts and initiatives that benefit low- to moderate-income neighborhoods, families and individuals throughout metropolitan Chicago.  

Chase Bank – Over the next three years, we are doubling the size of our commitment to our global Small Business Forward program. That’s $75 million to support women, minority and veteran-owned small businesses through a series of approaches to help build their long term success, creating local, inclusive economic growth. With small businesses growing fastest among people of color, particularly Latinas and African American women, it’s essential to help them get started and growing. When small businesses succeed, our communities and neighborhoods succeed.

Bank of America – We have a strong commitment to the communities and regions in which we live and work. Through our lending, investing, advising, transacting and employment, we provide valuable resources to our customers and clients around the world.

SomerCor 504 has a range of services to help grow your business. 

In addition, the City of Chicago provides a comprehensive list of financial resources for businesses.