- About Us
- Our Work
Business ownership is one of the best ways to build wealth, but in low-income communities, many entrepreneurs think of their businesses as nothing more than a "side hustle." Our small business supports are designed to position new and growing local businesses for mainstream success.
Through a network of partners dedicated to growing opportunities for entrepreneurs who are traditionally underrepresented in the business world, we provide training, capital, and contracting opportunites to women- and minority- owned businesses and startups statewide. Our shared goal is to increase the odds that these businesses will succeed, grow, and bring further wealth- and income-building opportunities into traditionally underserved neighborhoods.
Using Kiva's online crowdfunding platform, local entrepreneurs can apply for loans of up to $10,000, with zero fees and 0% interest. LISC matches loans 1:1, so borrowers meet their goal twice as fast!