The 3 words that would best describe what we are looking for are modern, clean, and professional.
Colors - To fit in with our logo, we would like to use blue, black, and white as primary colors. That’s not to say that everything on the website needs to be one of those colors, but these can serve to unify the website (for example, mint.com’s main color is green and it shows up in different shades throughout the home page to unify the site). Right now, too much orange on the website. Creative additional use of our logo (beyond it just appearing at the top) would also be nice. Example would be on mint's site towards the bottom they have used the image from the logo as a divider for one of the sections.
Illustration - Similar to the site examples we have provided.
Photography - We don't mind the images that are on the current "types of loans pages" but we do not like the images that are on the homepage. Our focus is to help small business owners, so one or two well placed photos of people enjoying their businesses would give a positive feeling to the website.