Learn how we help our clients have big impact on small businesses.
In 2021, Starbucks launched the Community Resilience Fund, a $100 million fund focused on advancing racial equity and environmental resilience by supporting small business growth and community development projects in BIPOC neighborhoods.
Common Future: Gained an understanding of small business ecosystems for a more equitable future
Cook County: Launched a Covid response program bringing together local small business support organizations
Brooklyn Navy Yard: Implemented a new operational model to propel urban manufacturing
City of Chicago: Conducted an ecosystem assessment to ensure equitable access to opportunities for small businesses
NYC Department of Small Business Services: Created one-stop resource centers for entrepreneurs and small business owners
University of Chicago: Launched a business advisory program enabling 20 businesses to execute contracts
City of Boston: Developed the first-ever city-wide ecosystem assessment and strategy to pave the way for Boston’s new Small Business Center
When we elevate small businesses, we help individuals
and communities reach their potential.