Finance Your Business

Equal Opportunity Lender

One of the biggest challenges that entrepreneurs face when starting or growing their business is finding the money to do it! Some business owners will rely on their personal savings, others will bootstrap their financing together through friends and family, and others may get funding through banks or credit unions. Others may look for investors that may require ownership in your company based upon their monetary injection and expect return on their investment (Angel investors or Venture Capital Investors, similar to “Shark Tank”).

In some situations, there is another option … WWBIC. We are the State’s largest microlender providing access to fair capital for business start-ups and expansions.

WWBIC makes loans to small and micro businesses up to $350,000. We work with both women and men in analyzing their business’ financial needs and guiding them through the loan process.

Before applying for a loan from WWBIC, please carefully review this entire section, including the Borrower FAQ.

SBA programs are offered to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.


  • Have a written Business Plan.
  • Will operate in the State of Wisconsin.
  • Be an existing business with a successful track record and who is staged for growth.
  • Be a start up businesses whose owner has extensive experience in the industry.
  • Understand general business operations (management, financing, human resources, marketing, etc.).
  • Have a strong credit history.

If you feel that you need support in any of these areas, before you apply we invite you to consider our Business Education and Financial Awareness Education programming.

Ready to apply? Visit our Loan Application to begin.

WWBIC is an equal opportunity lender.

Proud Supporter of Kiva in Wisconsin

WWBIC is proud to support Kiva Milwaukee and Kiva Greater Madison. Kiva believes in character over credit and the power of community-based lending. Kiva provides funding opportunities for entrepreneurs who may not be ready for conventional financing.  WWBIC can work with you to see if a Kiva loan, a WWBIC loan, or combination is right for your business.  Connect with Kiva below:

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