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Small Business Services

We support our local small businesses, and their important role that they play to strengthen the economic performance of Michigan’s Great Southwest. Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services fuels  the innovation and creativity of entrepreneurs and small business owners of the area. 

Our goal is to give you the tools and resources you need to be Open for Business! We work with you to:

  • Put your innovative ideas into action
  • Support existing small business growth
  • Boost business expertise through customized programs and workshops designed to help small businesses succeed
  • One-on-One business counseling, ranging from best industry practices to marketing and finance
  • Business Wellness Assessments for existing businesses to strategize on improvement and expansion opportunities

Cornerstone Alliance Small Business Services works with local business owners for access to capital for a start-up business and existing businesses poised for growth. As an SBA Microloan Intermediary, we service small businesses located in Berrien, Cass of Van Buren Counties with loans from $500 up to $50,000. In order to qualify for a loan, you will need to meet the following qualifications:

  • Minimum credit score of 525
  • Income that exceeds your personal expenses
  • No outstanding tax liens or delinquencies on child support or federal debt
  • Collateral that will cover the debt
  • Business Plan with projections or two years of business financials 
If you have additional questions about the microloan program, contact us at businessloans@cstonealliance.org or call (269) 925-6100. To see if you qualify for financing, click here to complete the preliminary loan application.