Small Business, Big Impact

Small businesses have a big impact on the culture and economic vitality of our communities. That’s why Fifth Third is proud to support local small businesses year-round with our patronage, lending, and other tools and resources.

Fifth Third Loves Local

Check out how Fifth Third employees supported their local small businesses during Small Business Week 2023!

The Hotel Geneieve

Louisville, KY

"Yesterday was the grand opening of Downtown Louisville’s newest hotspot, The Hotel Genevieve. This amazing venue has just finished construction and I have to say, it’s best-in-class and one-of-a-kind." -Mike Bucci, Financial Center, Louisville, KY.

Natalia’s Garden Center

Debary, FL

"What a way to start the week by participating in the ribbon cutting of Natalia’s Garden Center in Debary, FL. Off course I had to support and buy some plants for my porch." -Yamila Orsini, Financial Center, Longwood FL.

The Diamondaire

Aurora, IL

"During this National Small Business Week, I had to make a trip to visit with Billy Metzer at The Diamondaire! Great people, products and service. He and his wife, Lauren, run an outstanding business and make shopping jewelry a great experience!" - Steve Edwards, Retail Regional Manager, Aurora, IL

BOL Acaí Bar

Cincinnati, OH

"I won’t be able to enjoy one Wednesday when they’re out on Fountain Square at Fifth Third Bank but it’s #SmallBusinessWeek and I had to post about my one of favorites, BOL Açaí Bar! Their açaí bowls are the best!" -Kevin Whitman, Brand Manager, Cincinnati, OH

Cunningham Dance Studio

Mason, OH

"This is a #smallbusiness that’s close to my heart. Cunningham Dance Studio was started by my husband’s grandmother over 60 years ago! His family continues to teach the art of dance to the youth of Mason, OH and surrounding areas to this day!" -Ali Cunningham, Business Specialist, Mason, OH

Platform Coffee House

Washington Court House, OH

"Celebrating Small Business Week @ Fifth Third Bank Washington CH, Ohio! Great coffee and great staff!" -Sandra Helsel, Financial Center, Columbus, OH

At Fifth Third Bank, we support all of our small business clients in a number of different ways, so please reach out if you have any questions.

Supporting Small Business Clients During COVID-19

SBA Paycheck Protection Program

$7.1 B approved, 25% LMI* outreach

87% of our small business loans under 150K

95% to companies with fewer than 50 employees

806K total jobs protected

61K clients with an average loan of 116K

Hot Sam's, Detroit

During the pandemic, Hot Sam's clothing store in Detroit was forced to shut their doors for the first time since 1921. This is the story of how Fifth Third Bank helped them reopen to hit their 100 year landmark and continue building their inspiring legacy.

Helping New Businesses Achieve Their Dream

Every small business starts with a big dream. Watch how Fifth Third Business Banking helped several small businesses achieve their dreams, as featured in the PBS series, "START UP."

Gest Carts

Watch how we helped the Dyes get their Gest Carts advertising vehicle business rolling in downtown Cincinnati.

Express Steel

See how we helped the Ardizzones forge ahead with their vision, enabling Express Steel to move from operating out of a pole barn into a full-production manufacturing facility.

Brendel’s Septic Tank Service

Watch how we helped Susan take the leap into business ownership, supporting her through the buying process.

Interested in learning how Fifth Third Bank may be able to help your business?