PACE is a non-profit organization with over 20 years of experience providing affordable loans to entrepreneurs and business owners.

PACE originates small business loans to small businesses throughout Los Angeles. PACE’s small business lending arm, PACE Finance Corporation (PFC) is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the Los Angeles area that supports small business owners with the goal of creating & sustaining jobs and businesses in low to moderate income communities by providing high-quality economic development services. PACE also offers assistance in loan packaging and submitting those packages to various financial institutions for funding. There are a number of different financing options available and PACE’s experienced Loan Officers are trained to help you navigate through these programs to find the right one for you and to assist you with the application process. We aim to ensure that our clients are prepared for financing and strive to educate them about all the lending requirements and qualification criteria.

As a designated SBA Community Advantage Lender, PACE is known for funding businesses that have been turned down by traditional financial institutions. Headquartered in Downtown Los Angeles, PACE has over 20 years of experience in providing SBA business loans, direct financial assistance, consultation services, and entrepreneurial training to individuals and businesses.

“There is a lot of misinformation and myths about loans and financing…PACE helps tell the REAL story, gives you accurate information about your financing options, and works with you as an individual to figure out what kind of financing YOU can get.” –Chrysta Wilson, Kiss My Bundt

A good place to learn about how to qualify for a business loan and to determine your eligibility and readiness is to attend one of our Access to Capital Workshops.  Every month we offer a seminar that sheds light on how to qualify for a business loan and how lenders make lending decisions based on credit analysis.  This seminar emphasizes the importance of sound financial management as the primary means to demonstrate your creditworthiness.


PACE puts business capital within your reach. With competitive interest rates and no fee to apply, there’s never been a better time to get a small business loan.

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Looking to learn more about building good financial habits and business management techniques? PACE can help. Our knowledgeable business counselors and workshops make it easy to become find solutions for your business.

  • Financial Education Resources
  • Find a workshop near you
  • Search our Blog for useful Financial Tips & Business Articles

Questions? Call (213) 353-9400 – to speak with our customer service representative.

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