Skip to Content Skip to Sitemap
Before going to a branch, please check here for up-to-date information on all of our locations 
Self-Help Credit Union

Small Business Loans

Let us be your lender!

We offer loans for small businesses across Illinois. 

*At this time, we do not offer small business loans in California

Use your loan for:

  • Working capital
  • Equipment
  • Building purchases
  • And more!

Benefits of a Self-Help Federal Small Business Loan

  • No minimum loan size
  • No collateral required for loans under $25,000, for qualifying businesses
  • Expertise with SBA, USDA and more
  • Flexible underwriting
  • No prepayment fees for loans under $500,000
Small Business Loans


When you apply for a small business loan with Self-Help Federal we look at the whole picture, including:

  • Management experience
  • Credit history
  • Collateral
  • Owner’s investment
  • Cash flow

We can lend to startups as well as existing businesses or nonprofits.

This product is currently available in Illinois only.

To get started, call  877.369.2828