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Non-Traditional Lenders


Non-traditional lenders can help with start-ups, purchasing companies. Often loan programs are supplemented by financing courses and mentorship. If this is your first business loan, these may be a great way to start. 

Common Non-Traditional Lenders

Impact Seven
An experienced alternative lender, Impact Seven is a statewide, private, nonprofit community development corporation committed to helping Wisconsin companies start, grow, and thrive. From start-up to expansion, Impact Seven works with you, offering financing and technical assistance for all stages of the business cycle.

Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation
As a statewide organization, WWBIC works with both women and men by offering relevant business classes, business loans up to $100,000, assistance with your personal financial management, and connections to people who can make things happen. To that we add our expertise in business planning, financing, and accessing resources that will assist you in making that dream a reality.

Forward Community Investments
We lend money to Wisconsin nonprofits enabling them build facilities, bridge funding gaps and expand capacity.