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07-18-17

Santander leverages Boston’s strengths to tackle economic inclusivity

ICIC

This fall, small businesses in Greater Boston will have the opportunity to participate in a pioneering program: “Cultivate Small Business,” recently launched by Santander Bank in partnership with ICIC, Commonwealth Kitchen, and Babson College. This initiative will support entrepreneurs and their businesses in the food industry with resources and education to help them sustain and grow. Read More



11-23-16

Northeastern’s “Impact Lending” program shows how universities can support inner city businesses and bolster local economy

ICIC

Last month Northeastern University announced it was committing $2.5 million in seed funding for a newly created “Impact Lending” program, offered in conjunction with LISC Boston. The seed money will capitalize a $6.5 million revolving loan fund (RLF), and the RLF will enable LISC to provide $1,000 to $1 million loans to women- and minority-owned small businesses located in or around Northeastern University. Read More



04-13-16

ICIC Hosts SBA Discussion In Dudley Square

ICIC

“We believe that everybody who wants to start a small business should be able to,” Maria Contreras-Sweet, Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA), told a group of entrepreneurs on April 11 at a roundtable event in Boston. Read More


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