Businesses located in Albany, Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Orange, Putnam, Rensselaer, Rockland, Saratoga, Schenectady, Ulster, or Westchester Counties that have an HVCU business account are eligible to apply for business loans. Eligible businesses include: Sole Proprietorship/DBA (Doing Business As), Corporation, Subchapter “S” Corporation, Limited Liability Company (LLC), Partnership, and Limited Liability Partnership (LLP). Businesses are also required to be in operation for more than two years.
Businesses that have been in operation for less than two years may qualify for a loan through the United States Small Business Administration (SBA). HVCU is a certified lender for the SBA 7(a) Loan Guaranty Program and SBA Express Loans. Getting an SBA guarantee can make it easier for newer businesses to get funding.