SBA Lending

Explore SBA loans for start-ups and small business

Small Business Administration (SBA) programs are designed to help small businesses, who might otherwise not qualify for financing. You can use them to secure funding to launch, sustain and grow an enterprise.

Your local Northwest Banker will help you determine if your business qualifies for an SBA loan, and will work with you to meet your goals.


Northwest Bank is an SBA Preferred Lender

The SBA Preferred lender program streamlines the qualification process and makes getting a decision easier and faster. As a Preferred SBA lender, we will save you weeks of time and in the loan process and work with you to develop a solution that is right for your needs.

If your company is owned by a veteran, active-duty military, reservist, National Guard member, or the spouse or widow of any of the groups, you may qualify for financing with no, or lower, fees with SBA programs.

Learn more about why it’s smart to work with a Preferred SBA Lender.


SBA loans uses

  • Purchase or refinance existing owner-occupied commercial and industrial properties
  • Business acquisitions
  • Long-term working capital
  • Refinance existing debt
  • Start-up business financing
  • and more


SBA loan advantages

  • More flexible terms
  • Lower down payments
  • Lower monthly payments
  • Longer maturities


SBA 7(a) business loans

  • Financing to start and grow a business
  • Acquire and improve owner occupied CRE
  • Business and equipment acquisition
  • Balance sheet restructuring


SBA international trade loans

  • Business loans for global trade
  • Import / export
  • Capital for inventory management
  • Business expansion



  • Short-term funding for cyclical needs
  • Smooth cashflow for inventory, receivables
  • Contract and purchase order financing
  • Navigate seasonal revenues


SBA 504 loans

  • Long-term funds to expand, modernize
  • Purchase land and buildings
  • Construction and renovation
  • Finance equipment acquisition