Our mission is to support and grow underserved small businesses so that they become drivers of economic opportunity in their communities.
We achieve this by providing flexible loan options and free advisory services in a one-stop shop so that underserved entrepreneurs have easy access to the resources they need to grow. Small business success means stronger local economies, more jobs, and a better standard of living.
LISC Small Business is part of a Chicago-based wholly-owned subsidiary of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), the country's largest community development support finance organization. Since 1980, LISC has invested more than $14 billion to help transform distressed neighborhoods into good places to work, do business, and raise children. LISC aims to connect people with the right resources to improve quality of life. Supporting and growing small businesses is critical to these efforts, and builds upon two goals of LISC's Building Sustainable Communities initiative: