Imagine a world where quality education is accessible to every child. Each and every day, you play a vital role in helping your city, region and world inch closer to making this dream a reality. As a small business owner who’s dedicated to operating successful educational services centers, you understand the growing demand for education centers and childcare facilities. Live Oak Bank is ready to help you build and grow your vision by providing affordable, flexible loans for educational franchises and independent businesses.

We leverage our knowledge of the education industry and financing expertise to help you capitalize on opportunities and avoid costly mistakes. Whether you’re looking to open a new center or charter school, renovate an existing facility or simply refinance your existing debt, we can provide the guidance and loan solutions you need to thrive. Available loan programs include SBA 7a, SBA 504, SBA 504 Green, USDA and others.

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We help you achieve more

We’re on a mission to be America’s small business bank. Our deep knowledge and product expertise help us match you with the best solution to meet your unique needs. We’re proud to invest in America’s business owners because your drive drives us.

Goddard and Live Oak have given me a gift that has allowed me to give to all these children..."

- Laura Kulkarni, Goddard School Franchisee

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When you work with Live Oak, consider us a true partner to help you buy, build or expand your business.

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Small Business Loans 101 Guide

Our team is experienced and can confidently guide you through the lending process. But first, download our guide with essential details about the basics of small business loans.

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From Our Resource Center

As part of our commitment to supporting small business owners, we have a library of free educational resources available to anyone. Here’s what you can expect to find in Live Oak Bank’s Resource Center:

  • Loan product overviews
  • Marketing tips and tricks
  • Small business fundamentals
  • Live Oak customer spotlights

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