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Next Street provides strategic and capital expertise to small businesses and nonprofits, and connects the dots across their broader ecosystem to drive sustainable, equitable development. Ready to take the next step?

 

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We connect the dots

We believe that sustainable and equitable development requires leadership and collaboration across all sectors. We work directly with small businesses and nonprofits to help them grow, and connect the dots across the broader ecosystem in which they operate. We are successful when our clients are able to innovate, grow, and amplify their impact.

Small Businesses

We help small businesses take the next step, arming them with tools, strategies, connections, and financing for growth.

Nonprofits

We partner with nonprofit executives to help scale their organization’s impact, increase sustainability, and build the case for investment.

Investors

We help traditional as well as impact investors develop pragmatic strategies to generate financial and social returns.

Large institutions

We help hospitals, universities, and large corporations make strategic community investments in small businesses and nonprofits that are crucial to the vitality of the local economy.

Governments

We collaborate with government agencies to design and deliver programs that revitalize communities, grow businesses, and create jobs.

Our clients

Next Street works with small businesses, nonprofits, and the organizations that accelerate their success. Many of our clients are category leaders within their industries and thought leaders among their peers. They hire us because they are seeking a partner that can tackle the tough questions and deliver results.

 

Blue State Digital

We helped the leading digital strategy firm evolve its structure and revenue streams to sustain a period of rapid growth.

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