SEED Corp. is a Bloomington-based non-profit organization committed to the growth of small business and economic self-sufficiency in south-central Indiana. We provide small business planning courses, commercial microloans, and long-term business counseling to aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs in a ten-county area.

SEED Corp. was founded in 1996 as the Bloomington Area Microenterprise Initiative (BAMI). A collaboration of several area public and private groups, it focused on making small loans to start-up businesses in Monroe County. In 1997, BAMI began offering a small business planning course to help businesses succeed. In 2003, having served over 400 people, BAMI incorporated as SEED Corp.

Today we are an SBA-approved microlender, providing small business loans of up to $35,000 along with personalized business assistance. We help people with great business ideas who have been unable to obtain traditional financing. We reach out especially to women and minorities in economically distressed areas, helping to create economic self-sufficiency in the places that need it most.

Our board consists of representatives from the public, private, and non-profit sectors, all committed to the long-term success of small business.

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