Pasco Microloan Program

Pasco Microloan Program

The Office of Economic Growth and the Pasco Economic Development Council established a community basLightbult SMARTstart Logoed microloan fund that acts as a loan source for eligible Pasco County small businesses, including certain types of disadvantaged businesses who often have difficulties accessing credit, such as women-, minority-, veteran- and disabled-business owners.

Who can apply? Any business that is headquartered or plans to be headquartered in Pasco County. 

Please visit the About Microloans page for more information, or contact:

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SMARTstart Incubator Program Manager

Telephone: (352) 437-4861

Florida's Microfinance Programs

The State of Florida Microfinance Act provides entrepreneurs and small businesses in Florida access to credit. Enterprise Florida

Eligibility is limited to entrepreneur or small business borrowers with
 ≤ 25 employees and gross annual revenues of $1.5 million, or less, on average.
Loan guarantees, made possible through Enterprise Florida, Inc. (EFI) may only be provided on loans between $50,000 and $250,000, and a guarantee cannot exceed 50 percent of the total loan amount.

The Department of Economic Opportunity also offers many programs to help small businesses
Florida Department of Economic Opportunityincluding loans, loan guarantees, tax credits and technical assistance.

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