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Got big plans for your small business?

Join us for our upcoming webinar:

Borrowing for small business—a guide to smart financing

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Learn about your financing options.

Add equipment. Expand inventory. Open a new location. These are all excellent goals—and it just might take some extra financing to achieve them.

Join our webinar on April 28, 2022 where our lending experts will help guide you through the world of business financing. They’ll cover:

  • Why businesses often need funds
  • Where to find and how to select the right type of financing
  • What lenders look for and how the borrowing process works
  • The next steps after a borrowing decision

Our Participants:

  • Tabitha Howard – Branch Leader, Truist
  • Zack Sink – Small Business Lending Product Manager, Truist
  • David Hiller – Host and Small Business Segment Director, Truist

You’ll also get an economic update from Michael Skordeles, Senior U.S. Macro strategist, Portfolio & Market Strategy at Truist Advisory Services.

Can’t make it? Sign up anyway and you’ll be emailed a recording of the webinar.

Webinar: Borrowing for small business—a guide to smart financing

April 28, 2022 at 12:00 pm ET

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Webinar: Hiring & Retaining Employees for Small Businesses

Thursday, April 21st from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

It can be hard to know how to find reliable, dedicated staff for small businesses. Learn how to attract qualified employees, assess their performance, and keep them engaged. Featuring Nathaniel Alston, President & CEO of The Horizons Group, Inc.

Register Here

We Are Expanding Our Service Area

Baltimore Community Lending is expanding its geographic service area to include the counties directly surrounding Baltimore City. Entrepreneurs and commercial real estate developers in the Baltimore-Columbia-Towson Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), inclusive of Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, and Howard Counties, are now eligible to apply for loans and services from BCL.

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POWER Collaborative to Address Wealth Gap for Black and Latina Women in West Baltimore

JPMorgan Chase announced that it will award $5 million over three years to the Baltimore-based POWER Collaborative, of which Baltimore Community Lending (BCL) is a member, as part of its Advancing Cities initiative. The award will fund the work of the POWER (Prioritizing Our Women’s Economic Rise) Collaborative to build a continuum of wealth for Black and Latina women in Baltimore through real estate, small business, and workforce development. 

The collaborative aims to create community-centric homeownership opportunities for residents in low-income neighborhoods, with a particular focus on West Baltimore. As a member of the collaborative, BCL will offer flexible financing resources such as lines of credit to Black and Latina women real estate developers to rehabilitate communities where poverty and home vacancy are high. These developers are often unable to access capital from traditional lenders for community development projects.


Small Business Grants

Small businesses in Baltimore affected by the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for grants to help them recover, stabilize, and grow. Learn more and apply by February 3. (applications available in Spanish and Korean).

Baltimore Community Lending is proud to be part of the Baltimore BASE Network, which is committed to helping BIPOC-owned businesses in Baltimore across pandemic-related recovery assistance.

Click here to read the Terms & Conditions.

Click here to request assistance with the application.

Baltimore Community Lending supports the revitalization and strengthening of underserved Baltimore neighborhoods through innovative and flexible financial assistance designed to promote community development. See our 2020 annual impact report.

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Low-Interest Recovery Loans For Baltimore Small Businesses

Baltimore's hair salons, barbershops, childcare centers, and arts-based small businesses are eligible for loans at a 3% interest rate, thanks to a grant from Wells Fargo's Open For Business Fund. The funding will enable BCL to provide short- and long-term COVID-19 recovery efforts, technical assistance, and micro-lending programs to these industries.

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SBA Microloans At BCL

Baltimore Community Lending (BCL) is pleased to announce its acceptance as an intermediary lender for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Microloan program. Through the program, small businesses in Baltimore City can apply for up to $50,000 at an interest rate of 7.25%. Funds can be used for working capital, inventory, supplies, and equipment.



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Greater Baltimore Black Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c) 6 and 501(c) 3 non-profit organization. 1325 Bedford Avenue, Suite 5941; Pikesville, MD 21282-7510

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