The Business Assistance Center (BAC) Finance Unit provides technical assistance and referrals to business owners who are seeking available finance programs on the state and local level. The BAC administers finance programs designed to increase the access to capital for small businesses. Program managers also provide technical expertise to various public agencies and private organizations.
Finance specialists help business owners and entrepreneurs obtain financing for their start-up and expansion projects. Staff members work with each business to review the project proposal, determine feasible financing alternatives, design a financing structure, prepare and assemble application material, and present the project to appropriate lending authorities. Priority projects are those that provide employment opportunities in distressed and timber-impacted areas of the state and support minority and women-owned business development.
BAC Finance Program
Service Corps of Retired Executives (SCORE)
The SCORE Association is a nonprofit association comprised of volunteer business counselors throughout the U.S. and its territories. SCORE members are trained to serve as counselors advisors and mentors to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners. These services are offered at no fee, as a community service.