Helping small businesses move upward, outward, and onward

We are a small business lender focused on improving lives, individuals, and communities

Our mission is clear: we help business owners obtain the affordable loans and resources they need to grow and continue to positively impact their communities. As a community-focused, small business lender, we’re 100% invested in the success of our clients’ success no matter what industry or stage of business they’re in. When local businesses thrive, they provide good, stable jobs to the community, recycling the money they spend back into the community to help it grow.

Sparking small business growth

Since 1955, we’ve been there for small businesses with innovative financing solutions as they’ve started and grown. Our lending footprint extends throughout Connecticut, Illinois, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Here’s how Pursuit has helped small business owners and their communities thrive (data as of July 1, 2021).

fast funding

$3.7 billion

Total lending since inception: $3.7 billion lent through 8,700 loans


35% of our funding is provided to minority and women business owners

small business real estate


Total jobs created

Learn more about our impact in our 2023 report by 60 Decibels

Pursuit's commitment to COVID relief and recovery

Throughout the pandemic, Pursuit worked diligently to support small business owners recover and grow. Tens of thousands of small business owners turned to us for support and access to relief loan programs and grants. Here’s the result of that work:

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

11,000 PPP loans totaling $800 million

New York Forward Loan Fund

590 loans funded

$36.47 million deployed

$61,800 average loan

NYC LMI Storefront Program

144 loans to storefront businesses in NYC

$13 million approved

$91,000 average loan

NYC Continuity Loan Program
(second program)

$22.9 million awarded

404 loans to NYC businesses

$57,000 average loan

Queens Grant Program

$14 million awarded

755 grants to storefront businesses and street vendors in Queens

$18,543 average grant

90% of awards went to minority or woman-owned businesses

Helping businesses move upward, outward, and onward

Pursuit is dedicated to helping small businesses thrive. When small businesses thrive, so do the communities they serve. Take a look at Pursuit’s work in action.

Ready to transform your business?

As a community-focused business lender, Pursuit offers loans from $10,000 to $5.5 million and up for almost any business need. Whether you’re just starting out or an established business, discover how you can transform your business with loan programs and business advisory services designed to help you succeed.

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