Who We Work With

We believe all businesses–both big and small–deserve access to capital, tools, and technology that help them improve their companies.

We provide affordable financing and digital advisory services to small businesses that might otherwise have difficulty finding the appropriate resources to grow. We strive to make the majority of our small business loans to woman-, minority-, and veteran-owned companies, businesses located in low-to-moderate income communities, and startups that are fewer than two years old.

By offering our digital advisory services to our clients for free, we hope to level the playing field so that all entrepreneurs have a fair opportunity to succeed and drive economic growth in their communities. Strategic partnerships with organizations like Kiva, Pacific Community Ventures, CDC Small Business Finance, and other local partners that share our values allow us to help even more entrepreneurs.

Jolly Dollar Store

After successfully managing neighborhood variety stores in the Philadelphia area for 10 years, Sung Rae Roh was ready to run his own business. When the owner of a local variety store decided to sell his business, Mr. Roh and his wife jumped at the chance to purchase it. A Community Advantage loan from LISC allowed the Roh family to fill a financing gap in order to purchase the business.... Learn More

Specialized Services Company

Specialized Services Company is a family-owned underground utility contractor based in the Sunnyslope neighborhood of Phoenix. Since 1969, the company has provided infrastructure construction services, such as steel casing installation, vacuum excavation, and utility potholing. Marcia Veidmark, the company’s President, CEO, and one of its original founders, needed affordable financing for her business to help it weather the construction recession back in 2012.... Learn More

Turtle Tower SF

After a career in the corporate world, Thao decided to run her family’s restaurant, Turtle Tower, and purchased the business from her parents in 2013. Turtle Tower has been a fixture in San Francisco’s Tenderloin community since 2000, contributing to its transformation into a popular food destination known as “Little Saigon”. As a family-owned Vietnamese restaurant, Turtle Tower attracts loyal customers from both within and outside the neighborhood with its tasty traditional food and quality service. By employing 15 people, many of whom are Vietnamese immigrants living in the Tenderloin, Turtle Tower is also a source of local jobs.... Learn More