There are many local banks and resources available to help small businesses in Southeast Ohio. Below are a few links to help you get started:

The Athens Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers support with strategic business planning, accessing capital, and financial management.

The Natural Capital Investment Fund partners with banks and community based lenders of all sizes to ensure qualified clients have the services they need to grow their enterprise. Assistance areas includes:

  • Co-lending with your bank
  • Referring loans
  • Structuring growth financing
  • Business advisory services

Buckeye Hills Loans operates a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) offering loans to businesses in conjunction with a bank. Such funds are used in the event that full financing cannot be obtained from a bank, or to fill the “gap” between a bank loan and the financing necessary to complete a proposed business project.

Ohio University Credit Union Services for Businesses: The Ohio University Credit Union offers specific services to local businesses. Services include business accounts, loans and credit cards, accounting and payroll, merchant card services, tax planning perpetration.