• Small Business Funding

    Providing access to capital to foster startup, growth and expansion of small business.


  • Loans up to $200,000

    The Venture Loan Fund is an innovative fund established to assist small businesses with gaining access to capital

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  • Business Training

    Paragon understands that gaining knowledge or training can be the key to success.

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  • Individual Development Accounts

    Special savings accounts that match the deposits of low and moderate-income individuals.

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New Training Programs

  • Loan Orientation
  • Path to Funding Program
  • Create Your Marketing Plan
  • Financial Management Basics
  • Legal Basics for Small Business
  • Small Business Certification
Calling all prospective entrepreneurs who are committed to owning and managing their own business and seeking a loan, attend our comprehensive training program and take your business to the next level!


Venture Loan Fund

The Venture Loan Fund is an innovative fund established to assist small businesses with gaining access to capital. The fund provides loans between $10,000 and $200,000 to qualified businesses in Palm Beach County, FL seeking start-up, growth or expansion capital.

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COMING FALL 2014

Individual Development Accounts

Paragon is developing a NEW program - Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) which are special savings accounts that match the deposits of low and moderate-income individuals.

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Business Training

Paragon understands that gaining knowledge or training can be the key to success and provides access to educational opportunities and resources for small businesses and entrepreneurs. Educational opportunities include classes, workshops, conferences and seminars.

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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

It is Paragon's position that economic development and community development are inextricably linked. Community development is an inherit outcome of our programs – Venture Loan Fund, Individual Development Accounts and Business Training - which provide funding, management, training and technical assistance to local businesses.

By affording access to capital and business services, we increase the capacity of businesses and residents to improve their quality of life.

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Paragon is a certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and relending intermediary of the U.S. Small Business Administration dedicated to providing comprehensive financial services, training and asset development for businesses in Palm Beach County, FL. Paragon provides access to capital through its loans, and Individual development accounts to businesses that demonstrate a strong business model, an experienced management team and the potential to thrive and grow.

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It is the Paragon Foundation’s position that economic development and community development are inextricably linked. Community development is an inherit outcome of our programs – Venture Loan Fund, Business Grants and Entrepreneurial Scholarships - which provide funding and management and technical assistance to local businesses. By affording access to capital and business services, we increase the capacity of businesses and residents to improve their quality of life.