Questions? Call 1-800-304-1755 and speak with a VEDC lending associate.

California Strong

Serving California small businesses up and down the coast.
VEDC is one of the largest non-profit business development organizations in California, offering direct micro and small business loans, as well as SBA 7(a) and SBA 504 loans. The organization has over 40 years of experience in providing direct financial assistance, business assistance services, entrepreneurial training, and economic development.

With a variety of loan programs to choose from, VEDC has a product to fit your needs.

Featured Success Stories

A selection of our clients and their incredible impact on the small business community.

VEDC’s Women’s Business Center Los Angeles

VEDC’s Women’s Business Center (WBC) is a Small Business Administration program operated by VEDC to promote the creation and growth of businesses by women and minority entrepreneurs.

The WBC purpose is to assist entrepreneurs, small business owners, and anyone considering starting or growing their own business with training, consulting and access to business capital. Our doors are open to ALL entrepreneurs regardless of gender, race, or any affiliation.

Call us for more information or to come in for an appointment at 818-907-9922.


National Microfinance Fund

VEDC’s National Microfinance Fund was designed to not only support the efforts of microloan organizations in markets VEDC currently serves, but to also improve the economic impact of nonprofit, mission driven lenders across the county.  VEDC recognizes the lack of readily accessible capital of these community micro-lenders and the difficulty in providing the much needed resources for small businesses to thrive in their regions, and has created a program to serve as a national intermediary lender to bring the necessary access to capital to microlenders across the nation.

Lending Parters

Valued partners in the lending community serving small business owners in California.

SBA Community Advantage Loan Program

VEDC is approved by the U.S. Small Business Administration as one of the few community-based, mission-focused lenders to accept and process Community Advantage loan applications from small business borrowers. The SBA Community Advantage program is designed to expand access to lower dollar loans and lending in traditionally underserved communities. The SBA and U.S. Department of Commerce studies have shown the vital impact of small loan amounts to small businesses in promoting economic growth in the most challenged markets.

Community Advantage offers a streamlined application process for SBA-guaranteed 7(a) loans up to $250,000. Advantage loans will come with a SBA 7(a) government guarantee, 85% for loans up to $150,000 and 75% for those greater than $150,000.

Upcoming Events

Register for free workshops and learn about special networking events in California.
Tue 28

North Valley: 4 Steps to build a winning business

Feb 28 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST
13420 Van Nuys Blvd.Suite 121
Pacoima CA
Tue 28

Sherman Oaks: Entrepreneurial Training Program (ETP) Series 1 of 8

Feb 28 | 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm PST
VEDC 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 206
Sherman Oaks CA
Mar 02

Human Resources #3

Mar 2 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PST
18645 Sherman Way#114
Reseda CA
Mar 03

Sherman Oaks – Become a Notary Public in California

Mar 3 | 9:30 am - 4:30 pm PST
VEDC 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 206
Sherman Oaks CA
Mar 06

Sherman Oaks: Fashion Class Series 5 of 5 All About The Business Of Apparel And Accessories

Mar 6 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
VEDC 5121 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 206
Sherman Oaks CA
Mar 28

3 Best Strategies For Closing Any Deal In Business

Mar 28 | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm PDT
18645 Sherman Way#114
Reseda CA
Apr 05

Los Angeles – Travelers Small Business Risk Education Workshop

Apr 5 | 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
3450 Mount Vernon Drive
Los Angeles CA

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