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Partnerships

Together we can make a big difference for small businesses.

You play a vital role in supporting your local community and nurturing small businesses. Whether you are a government agency, nonprofit, or small business organization, let's work together to ensure small businesses have the support needed to grow their businesses and build economic power for themselves, their families, and communities.

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Community PARTNERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Expand Support for Small Businesses

Start Small Think Big’s programming and services can help expand your organization’s ability to provide hands-on assistance to small businesses in your community.

Program Innovation

Work collaboratively with Start Small Think Big to identify new ways to connect with your community and provide impactful technical assistance to small businesses in need.

Thought Leadership

Partner with Start Small Think Big on critical initiatives to drive improvements in the small business ecosystem that have a lasting impact on the communities we serve.

Partner Spotlights

Small Business Majority
Centro Community Partners
Harlem Community Development Corporation
ICA
In New York, Start Small Think Big has worked with Empire State Development to build out a robust commercial lease assistance program, serving over 200 clients in 2020. We continue to build with this agency in 2021 as a technical assistance provider for the NYS Pandemic Recovery Small Business Grant. Our partnership with Empire State Development is a great example of our capacity to work at scale.
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Small Business Majority

For many years, Small Business Majority has worked with us to bring innovative and important content to small business owners. Through our partnership, we collaborated on a shared survey to small businesses to identify the impacts of Covid-19 on microbusinesses. With this work, we spearheaded a joint briefing to share our findings with the small business ecosystem, including funders, corporate partners, community organizations, and small business owners. This collaboration was in addition to a number of ongoing joint workshops that collectively support hundreds of small businesses throughout the country.

Centro Community Partners

Like any valued partner, Centro has become an integral part of our extended community. With Centro’s help, we have been able to navigate providing Spanish-speaking clients with hands-on technical assistance. Centro has always engaged with our staff to develop creative solutions to problems that our shared community of small business owners face. Most recently, they’ve worked on releasing their Business Planning App which allows small business owners to connect to technical assistance providers, like Start Small Think Big, as well as lenders in the area. We are proud to work with a partner like Centro and we look forward to what’s to come.

Harlem Community Development Corporation

Having partnered with Harlem Community Development Corporation for many years now, we are committed to collaborating on providing critical tools, including technical and financial assistance, to local business owners to start and grow small businesses. In 2021, Harlem Community Development Corporation has partnered with us on several workshops, including sharing information on a number of legal and finance-related small business topics. We’re proud to partner with HCDC to deliver crucial services to small business owners in Harlem and across the country.

ICA

ICA has been an important partner to us in the Bay Area in 2021. Over recent months, we have collaborated to identify new opportunities to refer their community into our 1:1 small business services to expand their programming capacity. We are honored to work with a partner like ICA who deeply cares about uplifting access for historically marginalized communities in the Bay Area.

Empire State Development

In New York, Start Small Think Big has worked with Empire State Development to build out a robust commercial lease assistance program, serving over 200 clients in 2020. We continue to build with this agency in 2021 as a technical assistance provider for the NYS Pandemic Recovery Small Business Grant. Our partnership with Empire State Development is a great example of our capacity to work at scale.

DC Bar Pro Bono Center

DC Bar Pro Bono has been an integral partner to serving more DC-based small businesses. Together, we supported businesses owners at the height of the pandemic in 2020 through our Rapid Response Program. We also rapid response coalition with other DC service providers. They continue to be a key partner as we enter into the COVID recovery phase.

thank you to our community partners