Our Mission

SMB Compass is a bespoke business financing company focused on providing financing and education to small businesses across the United States. As banks continue to make it difficult for small businesses to borrow money, we continue to provide cost effective and flexible solutions.

Small businesses are the backbone of the US economy and it’s never been more important to make sure that there is adequate funding available for them. With expertise in SBA lending, asset-based and equipment lending, and a variety of alternative financing programs, we pride ourselves on the ability to understand the unique solution required for each and every business, regardless of the industry or size of the company.

We’re happy to have provided over $250,000,000 to more than 1,100 US businesses and that number keeps on growing. Our unique approach has turned clients into friends and we’ve never been more grateful to serve the small business community.



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25 years

Expertise in commercial lending

5 Stars

Client reviews and satisfaction


CEO of SMB Compass
Matthew Gillman is the Founder and CEO of SMB Compass. Matthew launched SMB Compass after a career working for and building commercial and SBA lenders. Having built multiple companies throughout his career, Matthew’s entrepreneurial experience gives SMB Compass a competitive advantage when working with companies of various sizes and in difference lifecycles of their business. Matthew and the SMB Compass team provides value from an entrepreneur’s lens, enabling more than just a numbers and math approach to lending. Throughout his career Matthew has reviewed over $3B in transactions and has successfully facilitated over $250M spanning asset-based loans, SBA financing programs, equipment financing, and alternative lending programs.

Matthew Gillman
CEO of SMB Compass


CEO of SMB Compass

David Bueno is a Managing Partner of SMB Compass. In addition to his management responsibilities, he leads the firm’s lender and partnership coverage along with general debt advisory services. David’s unique relationships with clients and partners provides breadth to SMB Compass a distinctive approach. David is an experienced capital markets professional with experience in complex, distressed, and time-sensitive situations. His background includes sourcing and structuring secured and unsecured capital solutions. David has structured and reviewed over $2.5 Billion in total loan transactions and transacted with over 400 companies. Most of his clients have been companies with annual revenues of $1MM-$300MM…..

David Bueno
National Financing Director


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My family business has been around for over 25 years and we are grateful to have been introduced to the SMB Compass team. We’re now growing by 50% per year and without the help of SMB Compass, we wouldn’t have the capital to do so. We started off with a series of 5 year equipment loans and a 5 year working capital loan, and now the SMB Compass team has been able to secure a bank term loan and a $450,000 line of credit, with a bank that’s willing to grow with us!

Greg P. New Jersey 
Greg P. New Jersey

We cannot express just how grateful we are that we found this company to work with. No matter what finance companies we reached out to for help we kept getting turned away and even at times, no call back. SMB Compass found us the best source of financing that would not just help in the short term, but gave us a solid plan to regain financial independence. We have been able to keep employees working and grow our business.

Tim C. Massachusetts 
Tim C. Massachusetts

I can’t begin to explain how helpful Matt Gillman and the SMB Compass team has been. I was able to put an operating line of credit in place along with a term facility that recapitalized my business. I constantly tell Matt and his team that they need to figure out a way to show people how different they are then others. I have recommended SMB Compass to family and friends and highly recommend them to any business owner looking for financing.

Fred S. Indiana 
Fred S. Indiana

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