U.S. Small Business Administration
The SBA provides limited small business grants and grants to states and eligible community organizations to promote entrepreneurship.
Arkansas Venture Capital Development Fund
This fund provides matching investments in Arkansas technology-based companies, in various stages of growth and development, that are seeking private equity funding from angel, seed, and venture capital investors.
Arkansas Venture Development Fund
This fund provides matching investment in proven, professionally managed private equity and venture capital funds, located either within or outside the State of Arkansas, that commit to aggressive and visible deal prospecting, and direct investment in Arkansas companies along with investment in out of state companies.
RZC is an investment firm that injects capital into operating companies, focusing the following industries: consumer, outdoor and recreation, B2B services, healthcare, and industrial and financial technologies.
Tusk Private Investment
Tusk Investment is a private investment firm that focuses on investing, acquiring, and scaling privately held operating businesses. The firm focuses on the following industries: business services, new-age retail and hospitality, consumer products, e-commerce, supply chain and logistics, healthcare, education, and technology-enabled business solutions.
Communities Unlimited is the southern regional partner of the Rural Community Assistance Partnership. The nonprofit helps to build small businesses in rural communities by making loans of $1,000 to $100,000 to fill in gaps in small business financing.
State Grade and Export Grant
This program helps businesses fund export initiatives such as trade shows and exhibitions, inbound and outbound trade missions, consulting, website translations, marketing media, and other export initiatives to promote products or services internationally.