Small Business Resource Partners




SCORE has helped more than 11 million entrepreneurs through mentoring, workshops and educational resources since 1964.


Louisville Forward – the city’s, integrated approach to economic and community development. 


KSBDC provides valuable tools to help entrepreneurs make informed business decisions when planning to open a new business, purchase an existing business or expand an established business.


Navigate Enterprise Center provides low-income individuals with skills and tools that lead to financial security.



Resilience and Community Services provides education, job training, financial empowerment, and financial assistance programs for individuals and families.


The METCO Loan Program

(METCO) governs metro government’s small business loans, and provides financial assistance through commercial loans for new and expanding businesses, including facade, accessibility and gap financing loans.


NIA Center Business Clinic

If you are thinking about starting a new business, or taking your existing business to the next level, get help with the Louisville Business Clinic's business-development services.


Cabinet for Economic Development


The Cabinet for Economic Development works to attract new industries and assists existing companies to grow and expand.


GLI’s EnterpriseCorp is dedicated to building a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem and culture for small, early and second stage fast growth firms.




The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.


Kiva is an international nonprofit, founded in 2005, with a mission to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.



Community Ventures helps people own homes and start businesses because we believe in people’s dreams.



The FBC is a community where business owning families can exchange strategies and experiences, safely explore challenging issues, and learn from leading experts in areas that are unique to family businesses.


LHOME is a mission-driven nonprofit financial institution that provides affordable loan products and financial coaching services to low-income small business owners, renters and homeowners in Louisville, KY.



We can help you gather information to start your own business, locate suppliers, determine the outlook for an industry, find other companies in your field,contact associations and organizations that serve your industry and more.


We work with companies that sell to federal, state, and local government agencies. Thus, our primarily goal is guiding Bluegrass businesses to win more government contracts.


Our mission is to expand access to microbusiness education for underrepresented creative entrepreneurs.


Established by Access Ventures, the Growth Loan is designed for small business owners who are unable to access capital through traditional underwriting methods.






SCORE Business Partners


Republic Bank offers complete small business and sophisticated Treasury Management services through our fully integrated online banking platform, Business Online Banking.


FranNet is experienced, local franchise experts, consultants and brokers that help match you to the perfect business opportunity to meet your goals.