The SBA or SBDC does not provide grants.
There are many requirements other than an application that can get complicated. We do not recommend you apply for a small business loan without speaking to a small business consultant.
Minimum 45-60 days.
The SBDC does not provide loans however we know the SBA and Lender requirements and provide assistance in preparing the loans documents for submission to the lenders
The SBA does not loan directly but their SBA Guarantee Loan Program is an incentive for lenders to lend to small businesses. For more information go here.
You can obtain funding from primary and secondary lenders, angel investors, family, and friends.
Here are some resources you could use or contact a small business consultant.
All businesses need Business Insurance. However, licenses & zoning permits vary by business and location.
The SBDC does not write business plans but we will assist you and guide you in the business plan process. Here is a Business Plan tool you can try now.
We do not recommend this. A signed lease is required only at the time you close a loan and obtain your funds.