Bank Partnerships with WomenVenture

WomenVenture is a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Community Development Reinvestment Fund (CDFI), Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), and WeLend loan provider offering loans of up to $50,000 to qualified borrowers to launch or grow small businesses.

WomenVenture Offers

  • Greater flexibility in underwriting loans
  • Focus on global cash flow
  • Tolerant with collateral and credit scores
  • Relationships with multiple economic development agencies to help secure complete funding packages for clients
  • Quick turnaround and approval process
  • Complimentary post-loan support (technical assistance) for all clients

Why Partner with WomenVenture

  • We are an alternative financing source
  • We can enhance your relationships with new and existing client
    • Improve client retention & satisfaction
  • We are a valuable educational & financial resource for your clients
  • We can provide gap financing
  • We provide technical assistance in the areas of accounting, marketing, human resources, legal and general business operations
    • We improve success ratios and decrease the likelihood of business failure
  • We can help you fulfill your Community Reinvestment Act requirements
    • Your bank can sponsor our programs
    • Your employees can volunteer with our organization
      • Teach classes or mentor clients
      • Serve on WomenVenture board and loan committees
    • Your bankers can provide loan referrals
  • We can provide reverse referrals to your bank

We collaborate with many Twin Cities banks, including: Anchor Bank, Associated Bank, Bank Cherokee, Bank Vista, BMO Harris Bank, Bremer Bank, Fidelity Bank, Highland Bank, MidWestOne Bank, Northeast Bank, Premier Bank, Sunrise Banks, TCF Bank, Venture Bank, U.S. Bank, Wells Fargo, and Western Bank.

To discuss a partnership between your bank and WomenVenture, please contact: Jason Burak, Senior Loan Officer, 612.224.9559, jburak@womenventure.org