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Slow-Cooking the American Dream in San Diego

Posted by: LISC Small Business on May 5, 2017

Matt and Athena Shlemon left Iraq to make a home in the United States, where they built the most American of businesses: a barbeque joint. A LISC small business loan helped them strengthen and grow their restaurant, which has become a beloved community institution. Read More

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National Small Business Week

Posted by: LISC Small Business on May 2, 2017

Small businesses create two out of every three net new jobs and are the backbone of our economy. To celebrate National Small Business Week, read SBA Administrator Linda McMahon's blog post for entrepreneurs: "Writing YOUR Success Story". Read More

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Announcing Impact Lending: Loan opportunities for Boston small businesses

Posted by: LISC Small Business on October 25, 2016

Boston Small Business Owners Gwen Burlingame and Katy Flanner of Minus the Moo

We're thrilled to announce Impact Lending​, an initiative between Northeastern University​ and LISC to help Boston small businesses access capital and connect to contract opportunities at Northeastern. Read More

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Borrower Spotlight: LA's Highland Park Bowl holds grand opening

Posted by: LISC Small Business on September 14, 2016

Highland Park Bowl

Highland Park Bowl, which received a Community Advantage loan from LISC this year, is bringing recreational fun and a taste of 1920s history to its patrons in Los Angeles. Read More

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