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Micro-Enterprise Loans

Venture Jobs Rochester Fund

Are you unsure of how to get a loan to grow your business?


Venture Jobs Foundation is here to help. Venture Jobs Foundation thinks that small businesses are the key to building our community. That is why our micro-lending program looks at your community impact and your potential for growth, not just your wealth or assets. So even if you weren't able to qualify for a loan in the past, we can help! 



What Can We Offer You?
The Rochester Fund offers:

  • Loan amounts from $10,000 to $50,000.
  • Repayment up to 5 years.  
  • Annual interest rate of 5% fixed. 


Do You Qualify? 

  • Is your business located in the City of Rochester?
  • Has your business been active for at least 1 year?
  • Is one of your business goals is to create new jobs?


Ready to Start? 
If you are looking for a loan and can answer YES to all three questions above — we'd like to talk to you. Complete the form to tell us more about yourself and your business and we will schedule a time to meet with you for a loan consultation.

Looking for More Guidance?
Attend our weekly Open House every Wednesday from 4-6 PM at the Rochester Public Library on South Ave., 4th floor in the Business Center. 

What to Expect at Your First Consultation
When we meet with you we will:

  • Review the loan application process and answer your questions
  • Explain application fees and timeline
  • Provide business advice and how to prepare for the loan

Additional Materials
Once you have been qualified to apply for the loan please complete and submit the following forms to loans@venturejobs.org.

  • Personal Financial Statement & Business Credit Application​
  • Fees and costs: There is no charge for the first review to get you qualified. But we charge $70 for the application process once you are qualified. We also charge 1.5% of the value of the loan at the time of loan closing along with any required filing fees at that time.

For more information on the Rochester Fund