If you have a business...
Sequoyah Fund is here to help you start, grow, and succeed in your small business. Here are some of the ways we can help you:
In addition to our own experienced business counselors and coaches, Sequoyah Fund utilizes the talents of a number of other regional resources, including SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives), the community college Small Business Center Network (SBCN), Western Carolina University’s Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC), and the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians Enterprise Development Office. With our vast network of business professionals, we can answer almost any question or put you in touch with someone who can. Click or tap to get started.
Register for Seminar or Workshop
Throughout the year, Sequoyah Fund offers live workshops and seminars, as well as online webinars on various business topics to help you better manage your business. Many of these events are at no cost to you. To see our menu of upcoming events and register, click or tap the link.
Click or tap to see upcoming events like business workshops, webinars, and credit counseling events.
Check your Personal Credit
Our experienced credit counselors will help you review your credit report, explain your credit score, and advise you on how to improve your credit score and creditworthiness. The better your credit looks, the less it will cost you to borrow money. Click or tap to contact our lead counselor.
Get Help With Your Business Plan
Our experienced business counselors can help you prepare a business plan that serves as your success roadmap, communication tool, and the primary tool that will help you get the funding you need to start and/or grow your business. Click or tap to request a session with a counselor, and get the business plan your business needs!
Get Help With a Business Loan
Sequoyah Fund offers loans of up to $50,000 for new businesses and up to $150,000 for existing businesses. We make loans for equipment, vehicles, inventory, business start-up and expansion, and working capital. Click or tap the link to get in touch with one of our business loan officers to get started on the road to the funding you need.
Loan Application Checklist
What documents will you need to apply for a loan? It's all spelled out in this Loan Package Checklist. Download and print.
Do You Qualify for a Loan?
Our staff can help you determine how large a loan you might qualify for, and we can match you with counselors to help you with your loan application package. Click the link to the right to download a loan application, then click or tap the link above to Get Help with a Business Loan.
Request a Loan Modification
From time to time, you may find it necessary to defer a payment or two, temporarily lower your payment by paying interest-only, or otherwise modify your loan. Click the link and complete a Loan Modification Request Form, and we will review your request.
Sequoyah Fund Has Temporary Office Space
To assist smaller businesses in Cherokee, we are making our excess office space available for a low monthly fee. To find out more about this program, its fees, amenities, and to complete an application, click the link to download the application packet.
Set Up Automatic Payments
Tired of writing checks? Out of postage? Don’t have time to drop a payment by our office? We can arrange for your payment to be drafted automatically from your bank account on a date of your choosing each month. The form is easy to complete, and we can have everything set up before your next payment is due.