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.

2022 Impact Report

In 2022, The Center was busy working on a coordinated national plan to provide inclusive business advising, capital access, and ecosystem building strategies that support underserved businesses throughout the country. Our skilled business advisors continued to offer one-on-one consulting and customized solutions for our clients – last year, they provided 2,223 hours of support to individuals like Danielle, Eric, and Anna, whose stories are included in this report.

Lendistry 2022 Impact Report Cover

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.

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