Business Development Services
Business Development Workshops*
The Economic Development Department provides workshops for entrepreneurs, for start-ups, businesses that need strengthening or that are looking to expand their goods and services. The focus is on helping businesses be successful. The workshops serve to strengthen our TA to immigrant entrepreneurs by formalizing some of the TA topics currently offered one-on-one into a structured workshop program. Language assistance is available as needed from the bilingual and multi-lingual staff in the Economic Development department.
For more information on our business development workshops contact Amy Badiani, (314) 773-9090 Ext. 111, firstname.lastname@example.org
*Developed through a grant provided by MasterCard International.
Small Business Loans
Interested in starting, expanding or strengthening your business? The IICDC can help!
Our loan products have been designed with small business entrepreneurs in mind: We loan to restaurant owners, taxi drivers, small retail store owners, beauty salon operators, daycare providers, and more. We offer a variety of business loan products and provide the tools to help you successfully grow your business.
Business Specialists (Loan Officers) provide assistance to clients at every step of the lending process, from identifying potential immigrant entrepreneurs, to assisting them in the preparation of the loan package, to providing ongoing technical assistance once the loan has been made to assure the success of the new business.
We provide one-on-one business services support and offer business workshops and networking events. Staff services are augmented by a pool of professional volunteers used both for scheduled workshops and on an as needed basis for their skills and expertise in various areas of small business development. The program has active volunteers representing the fields of law, accounting, insurance, real estate, information technology, marketing and advertising, graphic design, and general business consulting.
We currently operate multiple loan funds*:
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