A better future for small business

Next Street mobilizes capital, customers, and capabilities to small businesses and entrepreneurs that have been systemically held back


Black Lives Matter

Read more about our commitment to racial equity and being an anti-racist organization


Recovery & Resiliency

The overall economic toll from COVID-19 on small businesses and their employees will be immense and will disproportionately affect already underserved small businesses. Visit our Recovery & Resiliency page to learn about our response.


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.

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 to small businesses in 2019
small businesses served through work with our clients in 2019

The latest from Next Street

Director Stephen Nunes Speaks With Crunchbase About What the New Round of PPP Loans Means for Start-ups

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Director Stephen Nunes recently spoke with Crunchbase to discuss the new round of PPP loans being rolled out this week, including what it means for start-ups looking for assistance. Read his full thoughts here.

Next Street’s LA County Small Business Ecosystem Assessment featured in LA Sentinel

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Next Street's LA County Small Business Ecosystem Report was recently featured in the LA Sentinel. The report highlights the challenges faced by minority-owned small businesses in the LA County area. …

Greater Cincinnati COVID-19 Small Business Response & Recovery Initiative Launches

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Next Street is thrilled to announce the launch of the Greater Cincinnati COVID-19 Small Business Response & Recovery Initiative! With partners Fifth Third Bank, National Development Council, Greater Cincinnati African…