Our Impact

WE’RE ALL FOR SMALL.

BECAUSE SMALL BUSINESSES

MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE.

Start Small Think Big helps small business owners  from marginalized communities and with limited access to the resources needed to create thriving businesses.

BUSINESS OWNERS
95% OF OUR SMALL BUSINESSES ARE PERSONS OF COLOR OR WOMEN-OWNED
BUSINESS LOCATION
49% ARE LOCATED IN MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES
BUSINESS TYPES
50% ARE SERVICE BUSINESSES, 20% FOOD, 11% PRODUCTS, 19% OTHER
BUSINESS REVENUE
AVERAGE REVENUE AT START OF SERVICES IS $45,000

We serve small business owners in marginalized communities, including communities of color, women, LGBTQIA+ communities, immigrant communities, veterans, people with disabilities, people with low incomes, and formerly incarcerated individuals — with business revenues under $1M.

We’re the only nonprofit that offers a unique mix of free assistance across legal, finance, and marketing. We partner with small business owners and their communities, building connections, and always judging our own success by theirs.

Our small business owners, partners, and volunteers are united in their determination to make a difference — one far greater than they could alone.

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LAST YEAR ALONE

4,700 VOLUNTEERS

PROVIDED

$23 MILLION
DOLLARS

IN FREE LEGAL, FINANCE, AND
MARKETING ASSISTANCE TO MORE THAN

3,400 SMALL
BUSINESSES

Get Involved

VOLUNTEER

You can make a big difference for a small business. Volunteer your legal, finance, or marketing expertise and help a small business owner take their business to the next level.

SHOP #ALLFORSMALL

Every dollar you spend at a small business helps keep them afloat. Shop from our small business community today and every day.

DONATE

Help us expand our work. Your contribution will enable us to impact more small business owners, families, and communities.