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City Small Business Loan Programs

Need capital to launch, stabilize, or grow your business? The City of Long Beach manages multiple loan programs that can help to get your business off the ground or help take your business to the next level.


Microenterprise Loan Program

  • The Microenterprise Loan Program is designed to support Long Beach small businesses
  • Between $25,000 to $100,000 is available for small businesses operating in Long Beach
  • Interest rate: Wall Street Journal prime rate + 1.5 percent
  • Fees: 2 percent loan fee, if loan closes
  • Term: 5 to 10 years
  • Loan proceeds may go toward business expenses, such as personnel, rent, supplies/materials, utilities, professional services, and more (proceeds cannot be spent on construction)
  • Must create 1 full-time job for every $35,000 borrowed
  • Personal guarantee is required for all loans*
  • Businesses must be a for-profit entity
  • All loans must be approved by the City's Loan Committee.
  • To schedule a meeting to learn more about this program, please contact the City's BizCare Hotline at 562-570-4249.

Grow Long Beach Fund

  • Partnership between the City of Long Beach and National Development Council Grow America Fund
  • Between $100,000 to $2 million is available for businesses that have been operating in Long Beach for at least two years
  • Interest rate: based on current Wall Street Journal prime rate
  • Term: 3 to 25 years
  • Loans underwritten by National Development Council and guaranteed by the Small Business Administration
  • Business must be a for-profit entity
  • Funds can be used for any legitimate business expense (construction, tenant improvements, equipment, working capital, etc.)
  • To schedule a meeting to learn more about this program, please contact the City's BizCare Hotline at 562-570-4249.