The Center by Lendistry

Centered on Small Business

The Center by Lendistry is a nonprofit organization that aims to impact small businesses in underserved communities by providing necessary business resources for success. The Center provides aid through education, funding, business consulting, and additional opportunities to support small businesses. Our hands-on approach ensures that these businesses obtain the most essential elements to succeed within their particular industry or business model.

The Center is the educational and technical assistance arm of Lendistry, and an independent tax-exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Lendistry is a minority-led, technology enabled Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides loans and other financial products to underserved small business owners.

At The Center by Lendistry, we believe that underserved small businesses need a good sounding board, education, and support from various resources. To meet that need, we blend our resources with other nonprofits, businesses, and government-sponsored entities. Our mission is to help small businesses reach their dreams by listening to their needs, providing education and innovative solutions, and creating a vibrant business community based on collaboration and synergy.

On-Demand Education

Help your business grow and thrive. Our platform provides educational resources to our partners and their disadvantaged communities. The platform houses on-demand courses that focus on teaching small business owners the technical skills needed to successfully manage business growth and combat future disruptions. These courses are created to be engaging and practical so that small business owners can tactically apply new skills to their operations without having to tap into their limited resources. The Center offers over 40 courses designed to help aspiring businesses and existing business owners to take their business to the next level.

One-on-One Consulting

After a brief assessment of the business, the business owner may schedule to meet one on one with a skilled business adviser. Business advisers are flexible to meet the needs of the business owner. Our mission is to help small businesses reach their dreams by listening to their needs and providing innovative solutions. Expert advisors are on deck to provide virtual consulting that is tailored to any small business.

Access to Capital

The Center partners with Lendistry, our preferred small business lender, whose mission is to provide responsible financing to small businesses, particularly those in under-served communities. Lendistry works with the SBA for small business funding and is CDFI certified.

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