City of Anaheim Small Business Microloan Program

City of Anaheim Small Business Microloan Program

The Anaheim Small-Business Microloan Program was developed for for-profit businesses with 1-5 employees, facing economic hardships as a result of the coronavirus. This program is in partnership with the Orange County Inland Empire Small Business Development Center Network (SBDC) and is designed to support small-businesses, strengthen small business enterprise and support job retention.

Applications are available here through this application or paper applications can be downloaded on this site or picked up and submitted at Anaheim City Hall (200 S. Anaheim Blvd.) or Anaheim West Tower (201 S. Anaheim Blvd.). Paper applications and submission drop boxes are only available between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm on Thursday, May 21, 2020 and Friday, May 22, 2020. Online applications can be submitted any time between May 21, 2020 at 9 am and May 22, 2020 by 5 pm. For more information visit: the Anaheim Small Business Microloan Program page.

  • Business must have an existing physical location in Anaheim for at least the last 12 months
  • Business must be for-profit
  • Business must have 5 or less full-time equivalent employees, including business owner (2 part-time employees equal 1 full-time employee)
  • Business must be able to show a loss of income due to coronavirus
  • Business must demonstrate loan will be used for operational needs (i.e. rent, utility payments, payroll, etc.)
  • Primary business owner(s) must have a minimum personal credit score of 620
  • Business must have valid City of Anaheim business license, insurance, and all applicable required permits
  • Awards will be based on eligibility determined by criteria set forth by federal regulations

Loans shall not be available for the following types of businesses:

  • Any business involved in bankruptcy proceedings at time of application
  • Businesses with more than 5 full-time equivalent employees
  • Speculative investment companies
  • Real estate investment companies
  • Lending institutions
  • Gambling operations
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Other businesses not serving the interests of the City of Anaheim

Applications available for download in the languages below.

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City of Anaheim Small Business Microloan Program

Mike Daniel is the network director of the Orange County Inland Empire SBDC Network, which assists aspiring entrepreneurs and current business owners throughout Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Mike was formerly the director of the SBDC office at Long Beach City College. As business owner and entrepreneur himself, he started his career as the owner of a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory location in Manhattan Beach and went on to open a second location in Long Beach in 2001. In 2007, Mike sold the Manhattan Beach store for an above-market offer then invested in several additional locations as a minority shareholder. Mike further expanded his candy empire with venture located in Shoreline Village in Long Beach called Sugar Daddies Sweet Shoppe, based on fill-it yourself candy options.

Mike has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fullerton.