The imperative to serve the underserved

url“…minority-owned firms were three times more likely to get turned down for a bank loan.  For high-sales firms, loan denial rates were twice as high for minority-owned businesses.”

SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet

BusinessUS strives to close at least 60% of its annual loan originations with borrowers who are members of those underserved groups, in inner cities and rural areas, who cannot get credit, capital and other resources elsewhere. Underserved markets include but are not limited to veterans, women, minorities and tribal groups as well as entire communities in which traditional lenders have lower lending activities.”

~ BusinessUS Mission Statement