In some circumstances, SBA will guarantee a bank loan. Loan guarantees must be applied for by the bank. Call 210.403.5900 for loan briefing schedules or go to the local website for a list of events and a list of SBA Certified, Preferred and Express Lenders.

SBA Lenders:

Sue Malone: 925-381-8409 –

Karen Schimpf: 512-650-8630-


Micro lenders are more willing to loan money to startup businesses. Interest rates are usually higher than for commercial banks and limit loan amounts to $50,000.

The sites below are micro lenders.   

Should I use credit cards to fund my business?


Online Score Counselors  provide business advice to the military community.

This SBA site provides resources to help veterans with business development.


The Central Texas Angel Network provides quality early-stage investment opportunities for accredited Central Texas angel investors.

State and local contracting opportunities should also be explored.

Funding Opportunities for Businesses