Next Street works with small businesses, nonprofits, and the organizations that accelerate their success. Many of our clients are category leaders within their industries and thought-leaders among their peers. They hire us because they are seeking a partner that can tackle the tough questions and deliver results.


Case Studies

clients served
of clients are small- to medium-sized enterprises
of clients retain our services after initial project
businesses served annually through capacity-building and place-based programs

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Center for Financial Services Innovation

We provided scenario planning and fundraising support to help this financial services innovator reach more underserved Americans.

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Heard on the Street: revitalization in Dudley Square, how foundations can help OZones succeed, and more

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week: With Dudley Square, the city means business: Dudley Square was a vibrant commercial district before urban renewal took…

Heard on the Street: minority entrepreneurs awarded $1.5M, creating wealth-building ecosystems, and where minority entrepreneurs are succeeding

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week: First-ever national ethnic minority entrepreneurs challenge awards $1.475 million in financing: Nine ethnic-minority business owners from across the…

Word on the Street: January 2019

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word on the street | january 2019 street impact Chicago Small Business Ecosystem Assessment After months of research and coordinated efforts with Community Reinvestment Fund, USA, we are pleased to present…