Business Resources

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Key Documents and Information

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Other Grants, Loans, & Financing

  • The Merchant’s Fund
  • Safety Camera Program. Receive up to 50% (up to $3,000) reimbursement for installing security cameras outside of your business. See Program Guidelines. Download an Application. Contact  for vendor referrals. 
  • Entrepreneur Works: A community development financial institution making a variety of loans and micro-loans 
  • PGW EnergySense Equipment Rebates & Grants for Commercial & Industrial Buildings: PGW is now offering the following: 

    • Equipment Rebates of $2,000 and $500 for high-efficiency residential-sized boilers and furnaces, respectively;
    • Equipment Rebates of up to $8,400 for high-efficiency commercial-scale boilers, and $1,200 for high-efficiency commercial cooking equipment;
    • Building Grants of up to $75,000 for comprehensive energy upgrade projects to existing properties;
    • Construction Grants of up to $60,000 for new or gut-rehabilitated energy efficient commercial, industrial, or multi-family buildings, and $2,750 for single-family homes.
  • Small Business Association (SBA) 7A loans provide financial help for businesses with special requirements. Valley Green Bank is an approved Small Business Association (SBA) loan lender, located right here in Mt. Airy.
  • The Advantage Grant Program is a grant program providing 50 percent matching grants, up to a maximum of $7,500, to enable a Pennsylvania small business to adopt or acquire energy efficient or pollution prevention equipment or processes. Click here to learn more about it (application begins on page 17).
  • 10,000 Small Business Loan Fund- PIDC/ Goldman Sachs. Loans of $50,000-$750,000. Must be in operation for a minimum of 2 years and have a minimum of 4 employees including owner(s).
  • Micro-lending - click here to learn more about it.
  • The Small Business Association Pollution Prevention Assistance Account provides small businesses with low interest loans to undertake projects that reduce waste, pollution or energy use. Loans will be used to fund 75 percent of the total eligible project cost.  The maximum loan amount is $100,000 within any 12-month period. Click here to learn more about it.
  • The Office of Energy and Technology Deployment (OETD) website has information on other funding programs.
  • PGW Energy Sense Program for New Construction Projects: Energy Efficiency equipment rebates
  • Kiva Zip LoansKiva Zip is a website that enables financially excluded and socially impactful entrepreneurs to access 0% interest small business loans. These loans are crowdfunded by hundreds of lenders from around the world that read your story, lend you as little as $5 each, and rally around your business as potential customers, business advisers, and brand ambassadors.

Business Planning & Development Assistance

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Sign Permitting & Design Help

  • Scenic Philadelphia (formerly SCRUB) Permitting Handbook for Philadelphia Businesses - Click here to download
  • The Business Association of Mt. Airy has years of experience providing permitting and design assistance for local businesses.Contact us.

Legal Services