(816) 468-4989

SBA Award Winning Certified Development Corporation

Midwest Small Business Finance: Financing your business can be hard. We make it simple with low interest small business loans made easy. Call our nationally award-winning team today: (816) 468-4989.

Midwest Small Business Finance:
Helping Small Businesses Since 1982

MSBF Board of Directors

The MSBF Board of Directors

Brad Cole, Chair, Antioch Insurance Agency
Tom Pryor, Vice Chair, Pryor Appraisal Services
Pete Hall, Secretary/Treasurer, Brown & Company
Debbie Hopkins, Platte Valley Bank
Susan Cooper, SE Cooper & Associates ​
Lisa McIntire, Citizens Bank
Jerry Nolte, Commissioner, Clay County
Tom Demesko, NT Realty
Melika Harris, Attorney
Ron Schieber, Commissioner, Platte County
Reuben Siverling, Business Capital Resources
TJ Berry, (non-voting) - Asst. Secretary/Asst. Treasurer, Executive Director, Midwest Small Business Finance, Executive Director, Clay County Economic Development Council.

Loan Officer
Frances Sheffield, EDFP

Business Retention Specialist
Julie Lewis

Midwest Small Business Finance has been providing outstanding tools for small business creation and expansion for nearly four decades. The organization is making low-interest, long-term capital easily available. The loans are offered exclusively for small and medium business startups or expansion throughout Northwest Missouri.

Even better, MSBF does this with a user-friendly policy to keep your paperwork to a minimum. But most of all, we offer incredible interest rates over 10, 20 and even 25 years while both our experienced staff and board who know what it's like to run a business and need capital.

Small Business Success Stories

Midwest Small Business Finance helps create affordable financial packages that allow small busnesses to grow and expand.

Utilizing Small Business Administration 504 Loans and other funds, Midwest Small Business Finance (MSBF) works with area bankers, business owners and entrepreneurs to create affordable packages without the red tape traditionally associated with government programs. We put the package together so the business owner and the banker can focus on their work. The 504 program can literally make the difference that allows a business to get started successfully.

The 504 Program offers a creative way for lenders to offer business customers outstanding terms, including down payments as low as 10 percent and long-term, fixed interest rates. By combining 504 loans with traditional loans, the 504’s attractive terms create a total loan package that offers small- and medium-size companies the type of leverage usually reserved for Fortune 500 companies. As a result, they have more operation capital in their early, critical months.

Both bankers and business owners sometimes hesitate to utilize SBA programs because of their reputation for complexity. At one time they were very complicated and there was a lot of paper work, but this is not your mother’s SBA anymore. Another factor is the MSBF itself. Operated by the Clay County Economic Development Council, Midwest Small Business Finance represents a 34-year-old record of helping area business with the 504 Program and other loans, including the SBA 7(a) loan program and the organization’s own Revolving Loan Fund program.

With these programs, a business owner or entrepreneur can access low interest, long-term capital with a minimal down payment and extremely favorable terms. This really opens doors for people who traditionally could not raise the kind of capital needed to start a business. It’s a program that really sells itself, but we have to tell people about it. That communication issue is a major reason behind creation of the Midwest Small Business Finance identity.

Although MSBF was formed in 1982 under the name of "The Clay/Platte Development Corporation," its relatively low-key approach and original geographic identity led many to overlook its potential for their business or clients. The new name also better reflects the organization’s growing service area. MSBF loan recipients have included everything from attorneys to tax centers.

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Midwest Small Busness Finance | 7001 N Locust St. | Gladstone, MO 64118 | Phone: 816-468-4989