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.

750
client projects completed
4,000
businesses served annually through our small business development programs
55
of clients retain our services after initial project
15
small business ecosystem assessments conducted across the US

Our client list includes:

 

The Bush Foundation

We helped the Bush Foundation explore opportunities to provide capital and other support to social businesses committed to financial returns and social problem solving.

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Heard on the Street: CDFIs as game changers, investing in women entrepreneurs of color, and more

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:CDFIs have untapped potential as game changers for minority-owned businesses: Supporting underserved entrepreneurs is a key pillar of developing…

Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and CDFI’s Untapped Potential

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Next Street founder Tim Ferguson recently published an op-ed in American Banker, CDFIs have untapped potential as game changers for minority-owned businesses. "Small-business ownership has long created generational wealth, especially…

Heard on the Street: small business still struggling to secure capital, and more corporations commit to closing the racial wealth gap

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Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:For Small-Business Owners, a Shifting Landscape of Resources: Small businesses across the country have been pounded by the pandemic.…

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