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Lift Business Design offers consulting in the areas of mission and vision alignment, strategic planning, organizational assessment and design, operational systems, company culture, financial modeling, budgeting, tracking and reporting, sales and marketing. They pull from their extensive personal experience running successful organizations as well as time tested frameworks, models and strategies to train business leaders on how to stay strategic while executing operations in order to evolve to the next level as a perpetual cycle.


FundWell is a small business loan matching and financial wellness platform that helps borrowers get the best loan they are eligible for today, and improves their eligibility for more capital at lower interest rates in the future. FundWell provides borrowers with up to three lender matches for free through their referral network of national lenders who directly provide 11 different types of loan products for amounts as low as $500 with 0% interest up to $2 million dollars with varied interest rates. FundWell provides education, transparency and assistance with the loan application process, and a financial plan and tips to help small business owners improve their financial health, credit score and fundability over time.






Working Solutions is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) whose mission is to provide microentrepreneurs with the access to capital and resources they need to start or grow a successful business. They prioritize serving low-income individuals, women, and minorities. They support microenterprise growth as a strategy to strengthen the local economy, create jobs, and build strong communities. They provide assistance in the form of small business loans (microloans) from $5,000 up to $50,000, five years of post-loan business coaching and advising, and referrals to small business resources.









Community Financial Resource Center (CFRC) is a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) offering comprehensive and innovative ways to build wealth for historically underserved residents and small business owners in South L.A. and across L.A. County. The organization provides commercial lending opportunities- including micro loans, peer lending, and small business loans – along with business training, asset development programs, and banking programs. CFRC has served nearly 100,000 low income clients since its inception in 1992. Its programs have resulted in nearly $14 million in economic activity and the retention and creation of thousands of jobs. The transformative power of CFRC’s services – combined with its clients’ enterprise and hard work – improves the financial standing of individuals, launches and sustains small businesses, and generates economic activity that strengthens entire neighborhoods.