We understand that owning your own business can be tough work, that’s why we offer business development counseling to make sure you have the resources to be successful. We offer technical assistance (coaching, advising, etc.) such as business strategy, cash flow forecasts, marketing, etc. Whether it’s a scholarship for training, an introduction to a business leader or assistance in setting up a bookkeeping system, North Alabama Revolving Loan Fund is committed to working with our clients to make sure they have the tools for success. This technical assistance is available to prospective applicants, current applicants, and current borrowers.
NARLF utilizes GrowthWheel, a proven concept used worldwide by business advisors in their interactions with entrepreneurs and small business owners. GrowthWheel is a visual checklist that gives a business a 360° view of the business. It helps to focus on where to make decisions and take action. NARLF has a certified GrowthWheel advisor on staff that can help you.
Our business advisory services coupled with our lending activities provide businesses with the business tools they need to grow and transition to more traditional sources of financing. Loans are available to businesses located throughout north Alabama with preference given to businesses in underserved communities within these counties.
Initial funding for the loan fund was made possible with generous grants from the Food Bank of North Alabama and from the City of Huntsville.
We recognize that no two businesses are alike, our staff will take the time to carefully review your application and your needs.
Loans are available to businesses located in Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan counties. Preference is given to businesses in underserved communities within these counties.
In 2015, NARLF received U. S. Treasury certification as a Community Development Financial Institution, opening up additional opportunities to positively impact the north Alabama economy.