A better future for small business

Next Street is revolutionizing how our clients provide capital, customers, and services to small businesses and entrepreneurs

We connect the dots

Our work is anchored in the belief that small businesses are the engines of inclusive growth in underserved communities. We partner with public and private institutions to help them drive growth for small business.

 We’re successful when our clients serve more small businesses better.

Financial Institutions

We work with traditional and alternative financial institutions to broaden how they connect with small businesses.

Government Agencies

We collaborate with government agencies to design and deliver programs that serve small businesses and entrepreneurs.


We help foundations develop and implement grant-making and impact investing strategies to drive inclusive growth.

Businesses Service Organizations

We partner with business service organizations to ensure access to the best tools, strategies, connections, and financing for growth.


We help corporations connect to and invest in small businesses that are critical to their success.


Chicago Small Business Report

A research report on the capital needs, challenges, and assets, of the Chicago Small Business ecosystem

Our clients

From large banks to community foundations, our clients are companies, organizations, and institutions that believe in small businesses. They hire us for our small business expertise and ability to deliver solutions where others can’t.

deployed by our clients to small businesses in 2018
small businesses served by our clients in 2018

The latest from Next Street

Sam Berg Joins Next Street as Partner in New York Office

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Next Street is pleased to announce Samantha Berg as the new Partner in our New York office. She joins our leadership team and brings experience as a marketing and commercial…

Heard on the Street: OFN Small Business Finance Forum, small business plans among democratic candidates, and a more ethical blockchain

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week: This Entrepreneur Funded 15,000 Companies With Over $2.2 Billion In Loans: Rohit Arora launched Biz2Credit during the middle…

Next Street Helps Town of Holyoke Revamp Small Business Lending

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The excerpt below is from: Holyoke Economic Development Corp. to revamp program with focus on smaller business loans By Dennis Hohenberger, MassLive HOLYOKE – The Holyoke Economic Development Industrial Corporation…