[ noun ] (finance,business) the act of financing
Used in print(Handbook of Federal Aids to Communities. U.S. Dep...)
SBA makes loans to individual small business_firms , providing them with financing when it is not otherwise available through private lending sources on reasonable terms .
SBA loans , which may be made to small manufacturers , small business pools , wholesalers , retailers , service establishments and other small businesses ( when financing is not otherwise available to them on reasonable terms ) , are to finance business construction , conversion , or expansion ; the purchase of equipment , facilities , machinery , supplies , or materials ; or to supply working_capital .
Evidence that other sources of financing are unavailable must be provided .