Fueling America’s economic engine

Businesses—both small and large—have a critical role in driving our economies forward. We realize that we have the capacity to help businesses create and retain jobs, offer new products and services and generate new ideas and opportunities for their own customers and investors.

Lending and investing for small business

We understand the vital role small businesses play as local economic contributors, and we aim to help them through a wide range of efforts.

Small Business Owner Report 2016

We are pleased to share the spring 2016 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report, a semi-annual study that uncovers the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of small business owners around the country. View infographic.

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SSpring 2016 Small Business Owner Report

Bank of America releases the spring 2016 Small Business Owner Report

We are pleased to share the spring 2016 Bank of America Small Business Owner Report, a semi-annual study that uncovers the concerns, aspirations and perspectives of small business owners around the country. More More

Small Business Owner Report

Small business specialists

We have enhanced our commitment to small businesses with more than 8,000 Merrill Lynch Financial Advisors who serve business owners’ retirement plan needs. In addition, our online Customized Small Business Account Recommendations tool helps assess customer needs and recommends solutions. More More

Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs)

We’re working with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) – or local nonprofit loan centers – to provide capital to underserved communities. As part of that commitment, we partnered on the Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program, a $10 million program that gives women entrepreneurs access to the capital they need to grow their businesses. More More

Minority and women-owned businesses

Minority-owned businesses face particular challenges, including accessing capital and building relationships with potential corporate clients and government agencies. Bank of America works closely with regional diversity councils that are members of the National Minority Supplier Development Council and the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council. We provide the funding and technical support these businesses need to survive and thrive. We also help them succeed in today’s challenging economy by serving as a primary source of contracts for these businesses.

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Tory Burch Foundation Capital Program

Over the last 40 years, women-owned businesses have become an increasingly important part of the U.S. economy, growing from 5 percent to 30 percent of all businesses. These enterprises generate trillions of dollars in economic activity and revitalize communities by providing tens of millions of jobs, yet women entrepreneurs still face significant obstacles, including equitable access to capital and business networks. More More

Cherie Blair

Helping empower women entrepreneurs in developing and emerging economies

The Cherie Blair Foundation’s program connects women business owners to Bank of America employees in a technology-enabled global network. More More

Strategic partnerships multiply impact

Working in the field of corporate social responsibility for more than a decade has given me a firsthand view of the positive role businesses can play in addressing some of society’s major challenges. It isn't always perfect and it isn't always easy, but to tackle big challenges, business has to be part of the solution. More More

A win-win situation

We pledged to increase our spending with small, medium-sized and diverse businesses by purchasing $10 billion in products and services from them over five years. This way, small and medium-sized firms get help to grow their businesses, create jobs and increase their communities’ tax base, and we increase our sources of quality products and services. This helps encourage competition and bring down costs.

Medium and large-sized companies

Bank of America helps finance businesses of all sizes, enabling their development and expansion. For medium-sized businesses, we instituted a number of new programs, including increased access to credit and enhanced customer convenience.

Our largest corporate clients benefit from the breadth of our offerings across multiple lines of business, including debt and equity capital raising, merger and acquisition advisory, treasury, liquidity management and equipment financing. Our large corporate clients also experience considerable benefits from Merrill Lynch, including a broader global presence and world-class expertise in equities and commodities.

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Panda Express Continues on its Path of Rapid Growth

Andrew and Peggy Cherng built Panda Restaurant Group from one restaurant into a national sensation, while keeping its family focus. More More

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Supporting communities

Supporting communities 

Bank of America is committed to supporting neighborhoods through global lending, investing and giving programs.