OSBN invests in Entrepreneurs who are historically under-served and under-capitalized.  

All OSBN financed businesses must operate EAST of 72nd Street in Omaha, Nebraska.

If your business is not currently located or planned to be located East of 72nd Street you are not eligible for OSBN financing.

 
How much money are you looking to borrow for your Small Business? *

REMEMBER: OSBN ONLY lends funds to registered for profit entities.  OSBN offers loans from $1,000 - $50,000.
 
How will you use this loan to support your business? *

 
When will your small business need financing? *

 
Tell us a little about you...

This part can be a little personal. Rest assured this information will be kept confidential and will have no impact on your loan application.  OSBN collects demographic information in order to know who we are serving.
 
What is your name? *

 
What's your phone number, {{answer_6276083}}?

 
What's your email address, {{answer_6276083}}?

 
What is your gender? *




 
Please Identify your race: *

Pick as many groups as you need to best describe YOU!

 
What is your age?


 
Are you a recent immigrant or refugee? *

     
 
Are you a veteran of any branch of the United States armed services? *

OSBN appreciates the men and women who have served our country and we want to know who you are!
     
 
Tell us a little about your business...

This part can also get a little personal. Remember, this information will be kept confidential.
 
What is the names of your small business?

Unfortunately, OSBN does not lend funds to ideas.  If you don't yet have a business name and an EIN then check out our other resources on starting and growing a small business.
 
How many people are employed by {{answer_6276428}}? *

Contractors count as "employed by"...

 
How many years has your business been up & running? *

 
What was the annual revenue for {{answer_6276428}} during your last full year of business? *

Annual Revenue = all income from your business.  

If you can not answer this question, you are not ready for a small business loan...let's work on getting you ready!  Head back to www.osbnbtc.org and check out our training + professional development offerings.
 
What was the annual profit for {{answer_6276428}} during your last full year of business? *

Annual profit = revenue - expenses.

If you can not answer this question, you are not ready for a small business loan...let's work on getting you ready!

Head back to www.osbnbtc.org and check out our training + professional development offerings.
 
How you been turned down for a loan from a traditional financial institution?

     
 
Think that was hard, {{answer_6276083}}? This is JUST the first step...

After we review your Pre-Application Form, we will give you a call at {{answer_6796884}} to ask a few follow-up questions and schedule a time to meet with you in person.  

The average timeline for our Loan Process is 30 days.



 
{{answer_6276083}}, in order to complete the remainder of your OSBN Small Business Loan Application, we will need a few MORE things when we meet in person: 

1) Your business plan
2) Last year's personal tax return
3) Last year's business tax return
4) 3 Year Financial Projections for your business

Get started working on these TODAY!  
Be sure to check your email address, {{answer_6796970}} for updates on your application.

We will be in touch soon, {{answer_6276083}}!

 
If you need some help with a business plan outline, check out the resources below:

For a good BUSINESS PLAN template, head to SCOREhttps://www.score.org/resources/business-plan-template-established-business

For hands on ASSISTANCE with your BUSINESS PLAN + FINANCIAL FORECASTS, call Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) at (402) 554-2521, or head to the website for more info: http://nbdc.unomaha.edu/omaha/

Need to study up on what the IRS expects from Small Businesses, check out this website: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Starting-a-Business

OR

You can make an appointment to see one of OSBN's business coaches and we'll walk you through your business plan.

Thank you, {{answer_6276083}} for completing the
OSBN Small Business Loan Pre-Application.

We will contact your shortly with NEXT STEPS.
Thanks!
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