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Who Can Help

Need assistance understanding loan paperwork requirements or getting your financial house in order? These groups, many of which offer their services for free or low cost, can help.

Accion is a nonprofit that helps communities grow by investing in people who build businesses and generate jobs in their neighborhoods. We provide customized capital solutions and one-on-one coaching to underserved entrepreneurs in Illinois and Northwest Indiana.

State: IL

The Alameda County SBDC provides tools and expertise to business owners interested in minimizing risk and accelerating the success of their ventures.

State: CA

Pacific Community Venture's BusinessAdvising.org is a nonprofit small business accelerator that matches small business owners with expert advisors and mentors who provide tailored, hands-on assistance to grow their businesses and to create new quality jobs in their communities. We have a pool of hundreds of professional mentors from all industries and areas of expertise. BusinessAdvising.org also removes geography as a barrier. Wherever you are in America, we’ll find the best advisor to help your company grow.

State: CA, CO, IL, MD, MO, OH

The Center for Economic Progress (CEP) helps low-income, working families as a trusted provider of tax and financial services. Everything we do, from direct service to informing public policy, improves the financial stability of those we serve.

State: IL

The Chicago Urban League Entrepreneurship Center was founded in 2007 to assist African Americans launch, grow and sustain businesses. The Center provides entrepreneurs with the tools necessary to maximize revenue growth, profitability, job creation and innovation.

State: IL