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

We partner with public and private institutions to 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 through work with our clients in 2019

The latest from Next Street

New study released to accelerate investment in Washington state’s maritime economy

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This week, Washington Maritime Blue released the results of a capital landscape study completed by Next Street and partner firm TILT Investments. The study researched potential funding structures to support…

Heard on the Street: all-time high FICO scores, using DAFs to fund entrepreneurs, and why Hispanic Heritage Month may need a rebrand

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week: Reasons 2019 Might Be The Best Year Ever To Get A Small Business Loan: We may never see…

Heard on the Street: Inequity in small business lending, clearing the path for work coops, and the Golden Age of business acquisitions

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week: Disinvestment, Discouragement and Inequity in Small Business Lending:  Tests show inferior treatment of minority business owners at banks,…