Our Work

Empowering small businesses, driving job growth, and generating wealth in underserved communities.

Through technical assistance and one-on-one coaching, The Center has supported:

Diverse Small Businesses

Women-Owned Businesses

Veteran-Owned Businesses

Small Business, Big Impact

At The Center, we champion small businesses to build thriving communities. Our mission: spark job growth and build wealth where it’s needed most. We achieve this through direct support to entrepreneurs, bolstering the small business ecosystem, and partnering with municipalities. With a proven track record, our leaders have been at the forefront of empowering diverse neighborhoods with expert guidance and access to capital.

2023 Impact Report

In 2023, our programs and services equipped entrepreneurs with the tools, knowledge, and network necessary to expand their businesses and secure contracts worth millions in new revenue. Through new municipal partnerships, we’re helping to scale small businesses into brick-and-mortars and bringing crucial financial relief to aid in small business recovery. The impact of these accomplishments goes beyond individuals – generating jobs, wealth, and opportunity for local communities – and these are just the highlights.
2023 Impact Report - Small Business. Big Dreams Cover Page

Our Partners

Our partners invest in our work and recognize the significance of equitable access and inclusive opportunities for all. Through collaborative efforts and a shared commitment, we are driving tangible impact to meet the needs of underrepresented and diverse communities.

Pacific Premier Bank
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Los Angeles County Consumer & Business Affairs Logo
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