Small Business Resources

Strengthen your small business by finding available business grants, loans and other small business relief as well as trainings, workshops, and learning resources.

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Available Small Business Grants & Relief

As America continues its economic recovery, there are a variety of federal, state, and local opportunities to access small business grants and relief. Because these options change regularly, the best way to learn about options available to you is through an IRC CNPP business counselor. Contact us today to get connected.

Small Business Relief Available through IRC's Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO)

The International Rescue Committee's Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) is a non-profit lender specializing in making small-dollar loans to refugees and immigrants. CEO is a certified by the U.S. Treasury as a national Community Development Financial Insitituion (CDFI) and currently has operations in 14 states. CEO does not charge any late fees and is flexible with modifying loans or deferring payments to help clients protect their credit and overcome financial turbulence. Some products and rates that are available CEO include:

  • Credit Building loans of up to $1,000 with 0% APR
  • Business Recovery loans of up to $10,000 with 0% APR

Get Connected with a business counselor today to learn more about how you can access available CEO loans.

Learning Resources

Workshops & Videos

Bettering Your Business Video Series

This video series walks you through the process of making an elevator pitch, communicating with your customer, interview tips, and more.

Bettering Your Business Video Series (Swahili)

This video series walks you through the process of making an elevator pitch, communicating with your customer, interview tips, and more, provided in Swahili language.

Bettering Your Business Video Series (Dari)

This video series walks you through the process of making an elevator pitch, communicating with your customer, interview tips, and more, provided in Dari language.

Downloadable Learning Resources

Business Plan Guide

Business Model Canvas

Translated Documents

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