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Who Can Help

To locate a business assistance providers or lenders near you, visit the business assistance provider map on Venturize.

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.

The Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) is a one of a kind non-profit focused on fueling the economy through entrepreneurship. As the oldest, largest and most comprehensive women’s business assistance center in the United States, we have programs designed to help individuals in every phase of the business development and growth process.

State: IL

Working Solutions is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to provide microentrepreneurs with the access to capital and resources they need to start or grow a successful business. We prioritize serving low-income individuals, women, and minorities. We support microenterprise growth as a strategy to strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build strong communities.

State: CA

Youth Business USA provides the next generation of small business owners with a young adult-adapted entrepreneurial education and one-on-one coaching.

Its program empowers entrepreneurs to build their own businesses – from crafting a pitch, to developing a strong product or service and establishing a customer base.

Youth Business USA also connects them with free or low-cost resources in the local community and online.

State: CA