LISC National
What We Do

Small Business Assistance


Small businesses sit at the heart of an energetic, local economy. They provide goods and services to residents, create jobs, nurture economic opportunity and innovation, and foster a sense of community. 

LISC helps small, for-profit businesses open or expand in underserved neighborhoods and communities where we work through flexible loan options or grants and technical support. We’re committed to empowering entrepreneurs who’ve been overlooked by traditional financing channels and supporting them as they turn their visions into reality.

LISC's Business Improvement Grants (BIG) program supports small businesses with the financial and technical assistance they need to fill storefronts, expand operations, create jobs, and advance economic opportunity in San Diego’s priority neighborhoods.  

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Kiva brings affordable loans to entrepreneurs that would otherwise not be able to borrow from traditional lenders.

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LISC Small Business brings together financing options and free advisory services in a one-stop shop so that underserved entrepreneurs have easy access to the resources they need to grow.

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