Lending Solutions for
minority-owned businesses

For women or minority business owners looking to take your business to the next level, First Home Bank is focusing its powerful SBA and commercial lending divisions on getting you quicker turnaround, competitive rates, and an easy application process. With six local banking centers, our lending experts are right here when you need them. Because when our community succeeds, we all succeed.

Together we can help your business reach what’s next.

We’ve compiled a list of resources from experts in the field to help get you started, grow, and expand your business. 

Resources For Your Business

SETUP

Minority Enterprise Development Corp.  - http://www.flmedc.org/about/

Minority Professional Network - http://www.minorityprofessionalnetwork.com/tampa.asp

Americas SBDC Pre-Venture Start-ups (0-3 years in Business) - https://sbdctampabay.com/resources/

Americans SBDC - New Business - http://floridasbdc.org/new-business/

GROWTH

Greenhouse – St. Pete’s Front Door to Business Growth  https://stpetegreenhouse.com/

SBA Manage Your Business - https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/manage-your-business/manage-your-finances

Americas Small Business Development Corp -  SBDC - http://floridasbdc.org/services/
EXPAND

Grow - SBA Contracting - Steps to do business with the Government

  1. Identify your product or service number at www.naisc.com
  2. Search the FedBizOpps database (www.fob.gov.com ) to see if any federal agencies are looking for your product or service
  3. Attend an SBA district office workshop on contracting. Visit www.sba.gov/localassistance.com to find your local office
  4. Talk to a local Small Business Development Center counselor or visit a Procurement Technical Assistance Program adviser. Find your closest center at www.aptac-us.org
  5. Obtain a free DUNS number at www.Fedgov.dnb.com/webform.com 
  6. Register with the System for Award Management (http://sam.gov/SAM/ ) to start doing business with the government
  7. Are you eligible for SBA certification program? Find out if you are eligible and upload all required documents to www.certify.sba.gov.com

Grow - SBA Woman-Owned Small Business Certification

  1. To qualify as an economically disadvantaged women-owned business, the owner must meet certain income and asset requirements. Find out more at  sba.gov/wosb
  2. Register with the System for Award Management http://sam.gov/SAM/   
  3. Certify – submit your free application and eligibility documents to www.certify.sba.gov.com
  4. Update your status as a women-owned small business in http://sam.gov/SAM/   

SBA Expand your Business - https://www.sba.gov/business-guide/grow-your-business/expand-new-locations

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