When you need a business loan, you want a lender who will treat you with dignity and go the extra mile to make your dream a reality.
We’re here to help. Southwest Initiative Foundation is not just a lender, we’re a partner. We’re here to support you every step of the way, with a variety of loan products to fit your needs. Whether you’re an entrepreneur or large employer, our experienced team can leverage resources and connections to help you grow and improve. We’ll help you find the loan that’s right for you.
In partnership with banks and credit unions, economic development organizations, nonprofit lenders and private investors, we create and retain quality jobs, foster entrepreneurship and help our communities – large and small – compete in a global marketplace.
How to Start
Completing the Business Readiness Tool is the first step of our “10 Steps to Starting Your Business.” The information you provide will help us understand your next steps and what resources will best fit your needs. Once we receive your information, one of our team members will reach out to you with tools and resources to help guide you through the process. Check out the rest of the steps.
Free Customized Business Resources, Online Anytime
Not sure if you’re ready for a loan? You can still access business resources anytime for free with Initiate Prosperity: Powered By Southwest Initiative Foundation. Get 24/7 access to virtual content on topics including business start-up, money, marketing and management with an account. Initiate Prosperity is available to anyone in southwest Minnesota.
Our microloan program receives funding assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture.