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.

The latest from Next Street

Heard on the Street: OZone rules released, the importance of entrepreneurship, and the future of CDFIs

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week: Treasury Issues Rules on Tax Breaks for Opportunity Zones: The Trump administration released regulations on Wednesday that could…

Heard on the Street: Supporting entrepreneurs of color, a new black-led credit union, and an uptick in small business loan approvals

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week: Building an Inclusive Economy by Supporting Entrepreneurs of Color: Entrepreneurs drive job and wealth creation, and are the…

In Austin, Stakeholders Look to Accelerate Community Investment

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On March 24th, a collection of local and national nonprofit practitioners, CDFIs and other intermediaries, investors, and advisors gathered in Austin to explore opportunities to build a more robust network…