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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.

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

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.

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.

The Coachella Valley Small Business Development Center offers no-cost, individualized and confidential consulting to both pre-venture entrepreneurs and existing business owners. In addition, we offer business seminars and support services so that entrepreneurs and small businesses can grow and contribute to the region’s economic vitality.