Lender Match: Find the Right Capital for Your Small Business

By Ashley D. Bell, Region IV Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Take the guess work out of finding capital. The U.S. Small Business Administration's Lender Match is a free tool that helps you get an SBA-backed loan and streamlines the process. Across the country, thousands of small businesses are searching for term loans, equipment financing, lines of credit, invoice financing, and real estate loans to help them hire employees and grow. But, often it is difficult to obtain the information.

Finding the right lender and obtaining a loan can be a big challenge for prospective borrowers.  Lender Match solves this problem.  Additionally, prospective borrowers need information on what is required to obtain an SBA guaranteed loan. Lender Match has a checklist for small businesses to use before talking to lenders.

This free online referral tool connects small business borrowers with participating SBA lenders. After a prospective borrower completes a short online form, the responses are forwarded to participating SBA lenders that operate in near where the business is located. If lenders are interested in the referral, then the lender's and prospective borrower’s contact information is exchanged within 48 hours.

Lender Match boosts small business lending, which in turn promotes economic development, creates jobs and enhances our nation’s sustainability.  Bringing much needed capital to small businesses is vital to the economy and fulfills SBA’s mission. 

Lender Match also allows the SBA to be present in every household in rural areas, urban areas, and in every place an entrepreneur wishes to start, grow, expand and recover. We are pleased to use this technology to serve entrepreneurs in every corner of this great nation.

To learn more about Lender Match or to begin your small business loan process, please visit www.sba.gov or contact the SBA Kentucky District Office at www.sba.gov/ky.