LISC National
Our Work

Small Business Development

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 Toledo supports and invests in small business and entrepreneurs in our community.

What we do

LISC serves small businesses overlooked by traditional financing channels by providing flexible loan options and technical support. Through our suite of commercial and real estate loan products, LISC provides financing to for-profit businesses located in underserved neighborhoods and rural communities where we work. We strategically support businesses in low- and moderate-income communities, and businesses owned by veteran, woman, and minority entrepreneurs.

Learn more about financing for small businesses


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Sarah Allan, Program Officer