Programs to Strengthen and Grow Local Businesses
- Food and Drink Enterprises: Through our partnership with Credibles, area restaurants and food/drink enterprises can generate needed capital by encouraging customers to pay upfront for recurring benefits (e.g., a person will pay $100 and then can spend $110 at the business). This enables businesses to generate capital relatively easily while building a base of loyal customers. Reach out to us to learn more!
- Small Entrepreneurs: As a Kiva Trustee, we help small business owners and entrepreneurs access small, no-interest rate loans. Reach out to us to learn more!
- Local Businesses Seeking Growth Capital: Local crowdfunding connects Baltimore businesses seeking capital with area residents hoping to earn returns while strengthening the local economy. Although legal for several years, it has yet to take off because there has been no easy way for businesses and residents to connect. The MD Neighborhood Exchange was designed to address this challenge by preparing businesses and residents for crowdfunding. Learn more and register to get involved here.