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How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in applying to CSBDF.  Please review the required documentation and when you are ready to apply, please contact Steven Lawrence at SLawrence@carolinasmallbusiness.org or 828-348-8339 for additional information.

For businesses operating for at least two years:

Micro Loan (< $50,000)

  • Business and Affiliate(s) Tax Returns – most recent 1 year
  • Interim Income Statement – within 90 days
  • Interim Balance Sheet – within 90 days
  • Debt Schedule – Current
  • Financial Projections – Must include assumptions to projections

 Conventional Business Loan (> $50,000)

  • Business and Affiliate(s) Tax Returns – most recent 3 years
  • Interim Income Statement – within 90 days
  • Interim Balance Sheet – within 90 days
  • Debt Schedule – Current
  • Financial Projections – Must include assumptions to projections
  • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Aging Report – within 90 days

For businesses operating less than two years or without revenue of any kind:

 Micro Loan (< $50,000)

  • Business Plan
  • Financial Projections – Must include assumptions to projections
  • Business and Affiliate(s) Tax Returns – most recent 1 year
  • Income Statement – within 90 days
  • Balance Sheet – within 90 days
  • Debt Schedule – Current

Conventional Business Loan (> $50,000)

  • Business Plan
  • Financial Projections – Must include assumptions to projections
  • Business and Affiliate(s) Tax Returns – most recent 3 years
  • Income Statement – within 90 days
  • Balance Sheet – within 90 days
  • Debt Schedule – Current
  • Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable Aging Report – Current

Thanks to Carolina Small Business, I have the resources I need to grow my business and I am comfortable knowing I have a resource helping me. Carolina Small Business is a part of my journey and challenges me to build my weak areas and helps me to build my account finances.

- Jimmy Price, A Step Above Cleaning Service

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