Small Business Services

Mill Cities Community Investments actively engages in helping businesses grow. We are continuously identifying potential financial resources to establish loan funds to provide capital to small businesses in our service area.  Please contact us to learn more about ways we can help your business.

Small Business Loans

We offer loans to existing and start-up businesses. Loans are up to $100,000 for working capital, growth, and expansion.  Rates are fixed rate 6-7%; terms range from 1-5-year amortization of principal and interest. If applicable, we may require that loan recipients enroll in an approved educational program such as first […]

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Technical Assistance

Get one-on-one assistance to help you businesses get to the next phase! Our technical assistance is provided through workshops and seminars and also one-on-one sessions through out the year. Our technical assistance focuses on the creation of business planning for art-ups or expansion.  We will also help you to identify […]

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Group Education

Individual Development Account (IDA) Program at Lawrence CommunityWorks
Since 2013, MCCI has been collaborating with Lawrence CommunityWorks’ IDA Program to offer comprehensive Business and Personal Finance education for new and existing businesses. Participants attend monthly financial literacy workshops, where they study budgeting, credit repair, goal-setting, financial planning, as well as receive the essentials of business education which includes, business planning, accounting, marketing, and financial statements. In addition, participants are required to save $1,200 to invest in their business, and receive a matching contribution of $4,800. Participants who complete the program are welcome to apply for a business loan with MCCI.

For more information about the IDA Program, contact Lawrence CommunityWorks.
Arleen Zorrila, Program Coordinator
Email: azorrilla@lawrencecommunityworks.org
 

Healthy Bodega Initiative at Groundwork Lawrence
MCCI has been working with the Mayor’s Health Initiative and Groundwork Lawrence on a Healthy Bodega initiative that support small neighborhood grocery stores in providing more healthy food options. MCCI provides technical assistance to the bodega owners as well as access to capital when applicable.
For more information about this initiative, contact Groundwork Lawrence.
Maria Natera, Healthy Living Programs Manager
Email: mnatera@groundworklawrence.org
 

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