Thank you for your interest in the Access to Capital (A2C Program): Small Business Financing Accelerator Program.
It is a pleasure to offer this free program for our small business community to help realize their financial goals by accessing capital with the support of our team of finance experts. Please take a moment to read the information on this page and complete your application today!
Please note: This program is only offered in Spanish.
About the Program
This 10-week program will help small business owners understand the steps to qualify for a capital investment to expand and scale their business.
Small business owners will meet in-person for orientation, participate in live online webinars with financial experts, and then celebrate their graduation at an in-person event along with family and colleagues.
Candidate Eligibility Criteria
- Must be owner, co-founder, or manager of the business.
- The program is open to any industry in Arizona.
- Minimum 2 years in operation.
- For businesses seeking capital to expand/grow/scale current operations.
- Generate a minimum of $100K or more annually.
- Meet eligibility for supplier diversity certification.
- Must have a business registered with Arizona Corporation Commission & Employer Identification Number or Tax Identification Number for the business.
*Candidates who do not meet the eligibility criteria for this program will be referred to start-up resources in Arizona to assist.
Small business owners will become loan-ready and maximize their eligibility for capital investments and SBA loan products.
- Each participant will work on completing a mock SBA Loan Application (7a/504).
- Each participant will submit a business plan with reviewed financials from our team of experts.
- Each participant will attend all workshop sessions leading up to graduation.
- Each participant will be scheduled to attend a 1:1 mentor appointment with a finance expert on our team.
This program will help small business owners obtain financing to achieve their goals, become more financially prepared for future opportunities, and become resilient in any economic condition, thus creating pathways for generational wealth-building within the Latino small business community in Arizona.
Latino-Owned Small Businesses Face Hurdles in Accessing Capital to Grow their Businesses
Access to capital is a challenge for people of color, especially Latino-owned firms in the United States. We want to help improve banking relationships among Latino-owned firms and help them access the capital to grow.