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SBA Loans

As a Preferred Lender, Bank OZK makes the Small Business Administration (SBA) loan process easy to navigate.

Eligible Use of Funds

With loan amounts ranging from $50,000 to $5.5 million, we offer unparalleled support of our local small business communities.

  • Business Startups
  • Machinery and Equipment Purchases
  • Land or Building Acquisition
  • Business Debt Refinance
  • Business Acquisition
  • Building Expansion/Renovation
  • Partner Buyouts

All loans subject to credit and underwriting approval. Collateral and documentation requirements are subject to SBA guidelines.

SBA 7(a) Loans

Obtaining financing for your business is often the biggest challenge for entrepreneurs. From being in the startup phase to growing your business, you may face difficulties with the requirements of traditional bank loans. But the 7(a) Program may be able to help.

READ MORE ABOUT THE SBA (Small Business Administration) 7(a) LOAN PROGRAM


  • Can you demonstrate a need for funds and a sound business purpose?
  • Must be a for profit enterprise
  • Do you have reasonable equity to invest?

How it works:

  • Federally guaranteed term loans of up to $5 million
  • The 7(a) Program offers flexibility, longer terms and potentially lower down payments compared to other financing options

504 Loans

The Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 Loan Program is designed to provide financing for the purchase of fixed assets - like real estate, buildings and machinery - at below market rates.

READ MORE ABOUT THE SBA (Small Business Administration) 504 LOAN PROGRAM


  • You must have a feasible business plan and relevant management expertise
  • You must have the ability to repay the loan on time from the projected operating cash flow of your business
  • Must be a for profit enterprise
  • Must have tried to use other financial resources, including personal assets, before applying for a loan
  • Do business in the United States or its territories

How it works:

  • Approved small businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing used to acquire fixed assets for expansion or modernization
  • Funds cannot be used for working capital or inventory; consolidating, repaying or refinancing debt (although for a portion of the project, you may refinance debt associated with buying or renovating equipment or facilities); or speculation or investment in rental real estate
  • 504 Loans are typically structured with SBA providing 40% of the total project costs, a participating lender covering up to 50% of the total project costs, and the borrower contributing 10% of the project costs

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