What is FORGE?

FORGE, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that helps Arkansas small businesses and organizations access affordable capital and business development services. FORGE has been around for a long time and is committed to helping businesses that might have difficulty obtaining loans from banks or other lenders.

FORGE helps entrepreneurs start or grow their small businesses by providing quality financial management, planning and business support services. We believe that successful businesses create opportunities for families and communities, which is why we are committed to empowering you to expand your economic opportunity through business ownership.

What is FORGE's service area?

FORGE's service area currently includes the entire state of Arkansas, as well as some counties in eastern Oklahoma and southwestern Missouri.

How can FORGE help you?

FORGE helps people and companies that are not yet ready for conventional bank financing. We offer free training programs to help entrepreneurs who have great ideas but don't have all the skills or capital they need to start a business. If you receive a loan from FORGE, we will continue to support your business for the life of the loan at no cost.