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.

Foundations

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.

Corporations

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: awaiting rules on OZones, NY’s aging population, and how universities can support women entrepreneurs

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week: MacArthur’s Choice of a White Man With a Pedigree Set Back the Fight on Racial Equity: The MacArthur…

Heard on the Street: fixing the funding gap, economic development takeaways from HQ2, and why small business is everyone’s business

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week: Fixing the Funding Gap: City invests in women private investors overlook: Women are launching startups at a faster…

Heard on the Street: Women-owned businesses face greater challenges, big takeaways on OZones, and how liberatory philanthropy can remake the economy

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week: Women-owned businesses face greater challenges: Women-owned businesses start with lower revenue, experience slower revenue growth and are less…