Word on the Street: January 2019

By January 29, 2019 March 5th, 2019 Word on the Street Newsletter

word on the street | january 2019

street impact

Chicago Small Business Ecosystem Assessment

Chicago Small Business Ecosystem

After months of research and coordinated efforts with Community Reinvestment Fund, USA, we are pleased to present Assessing Chicago’s Small Business Ecosystem, a data driven analysis of small- and medium-sized businesses in Chicago. Armed with core research findings and priority recommendations coming out of this project, stakeholders in the city of Chicago have an opportunity to help shape the next chapter of small business growth and entrepreneurship throughout the Windy City. Download the report

new on the street 

Next Street Founder Tim Ferguson sat down with the LISC Institute to offer his insights into the future of the CDFI industry. Tim shares why hiring the right talent is critical, what role CDFIs should play in impact investing, and why CDFIs need to resist chasing the money. Read the interview

street smarts

Key themes from the Small Biz Banking Conference

What’s good for small business is good for business. That was the key takeaway from American Banker’s Small Biz: Banking Conference according to Matt Brewster, Director of Next Street’s Boston office. He attended the event back in November and recently shared key themes from the event.  Read more