Lending Programs

Micro and Small Loan Program

Under the SBA Micro Loan Program and Small Loan Program, SEED provides loans up to $50,000 and $250,000, respectively. These loans are made to start-up and existing businesses who are not able to obtain traditional financing or who are in need of gap financing in partnership with a bank or credit union.

  • Interest rates: 5-6% 
  • Loan Term: up to 10 years
  • No prepayment penalty
  • Credit score: 600+
  • Collateral: Residential/commercial real estate and/or business assets
  • Cash flow: Global repayment ability

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Fast Track Loans (up to $20,000)

Within the Micro Loan Program, SEED administers Fast Track Loans to borrowers looking for $20,000 or less in financing for their start-up or existing business. This program offers business owners all the benefits of a Micro or Small Loan, along with quicker approvals and closing dates.

  • Interest rates: 5-6%
  • Loan Term: up to 6 years
  • No prepayment penalty
  • Quicker approval and turnaround time
  • Credit score: 600+ or 680+ if unsecured
  • Collateral: Residential/commercial real estate and/or business assets (if available)
  • Cash flow: Global repayment ability

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Fast Track, Micro, and Small Loans can be made to both start-up and existing businesses

Use of Funds:

  • Working capital  
  • Leasehold improvements/build-outs
  • Inventory
  • Real estate acquisitions
  • Furniture, fixtures, and equipment
  • Refinancing business credit card and high interest debt

Who can apply?

  • Retail shops
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Office professionals
  • Restaurants/food services
  • Home health care
  • Physicians
  • Contracting
  • Pet services
  • Lodging
  • Daycare
  • Personal services
  • Franchises
  • Landscaping
  • Home-based operations
  • Salons/spas
  • and many more!

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Business Assistance Program

SEED also offers complimentary business assistance to all micro loan borrowers as well as prospective clients in the form of monthly workshops, a variety of business planning resources, and financial consultations. Any business in need of technical assistance can utilize this program as often as needed, and annual check-ins will be done by the SEED staff to ensure all SEED clients are being served.

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80 Dean Street,
Taunton, MA 02780

1-508-822-1020

Business Hours:
Mon-Thu 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-4pm

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