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SBA Loans in Southeast Missouri

SBA Loans for Southeast MO

The Bank of Missouri has been helping businesses in the southeast region for more than 125 years. We care deeply about our local communities and go the extra mile to help our business customers succeed. We are also one of the few banks in the region to be an SBA Preferred Lender. This means we can make decisions locally, making the process quicker and easier for you. 

Let’s Have a Conversation About Your SBA Loan

Whether you’re setting up shop in Perryville, Cape Girardeau or Poplar Bluff, and anywhere in between, we have a local branch nearby and ready to help. Our dedicated SBA lending team will help you understand all the benefits of the SBA program. We’ll also get to know you and help you find the right loan solution to fit your specific needs. Let’s have a conversation. We can’t wait to help.

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How does the SBA program work?

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s mission is to help entrepreneurs start, build, and grow businesses. The SBA does not directly provide the loan. Rather, a lender provides the actual loan to the borrower and the SBA guarantees a portion of the loan. The SBA program allows lenders to make loans that may not otherwise meet conventional loan underwriting. Visit to learn more.

What is an SBA Preferred Lender?

As an SBA Preferred Lender, the SBA allows The Bank of Missouri to make lending decisions on their behalf. This can make the process faster for the borrower. 

Who is eligible for an SBA Loan?

Most for-profit small businesses are eligible for an SBA guaranteed loan. This includes manufacturers, wholesalers, retail and service businesses as well as independent or franchise businesses.

How much can I borrow?

Loan sizes vary and can go as high as $5 million.

Are there any fees associated with SBA loans?

SBA guarantee fees are based upon the loan amount and may be financed into the loan.

How long does it take to get an SBA loan?

The time it takes to get an SBA loan depends on several variables, including how quickly you are able to submit the necessary paperwork and information. The process is much quicker and more streamlined at The Bank of Missouri because of our SBA Preferred Lender status, which gives us the authority to complete the entire loan process from start to finish.

What are the benefits of an SBA loan?

When considering a loan for your business, there are a few advantages versus traditional financing.

  • Credit on reasonable terms when it may not otherwise be available
  • Longer term and amortization options
  • Lower payments improve cash flow
  • Competitive interest rate, fixed or variable
  • Flexible terms and conditions
  • Lower down payments
  • No balloon payments

What type of SBA loan is best for me?

We look forward to getting to know your business and assisting you in selecting the right loan. The SBA has a handy quick reference guide you might also find helpful. 

SBA Loan Success Stories

Watch real customers talk about their SBA loan experience at The Bank of Missouri. It’s their stories, in their own words.

Roger Sample
Willow Pond Salon & Spa in Perryville, Missouri

When Roger started his first business, he used personal capital. Now, he uses SBA loans to finance his dreams. See why.

Cheryl Smith
Blue Sky Community Services in Cape Girardeau, Missouri

Cheryl founded Blue Sky to help adults with disabilities. Watch how an SBA loan and our team’s personal approach helped her make the community a better place.

More SBA Stories


Learn about SBA Loans from our Lenders

Watch our lending team talk about the various types of SBA loans available and what makes The Bank of Missouri the best place to get one for your business.

Watch the SBA Video Guides


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