Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Micro Finance Group

Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Micro Finance Group Nonprofit CDFI providing lending capital up to $100,000 to underserved entrepreneurs throughout the Chicago metro area.
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#GrantOpportunity: Stacy's Pita Chips launched the Rise Project, a program dedicated to helping women grow their busines...
06/14/2021

#GrantOpportunity: Stacy's Pita Chips launched the Rise Project, a program dedicated to helping women grow their businesses through funding, mentorship, and community. Women-owned small businesses with annual sales ranging between $25,000 and $1M are eligible to apply. Small businesses selected as Stacy's Rise Project finalists will receive $10,000 and mentorship.

Applications are now open and will close July 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM EST. Stacy's Rise Project Finalists will be selected via a panel. To learn more and apply, visit stacysrise.helloalice.com.

#smallbusinessfunding #grantfunding #accesstoresources #womenownedbusiness #chicagowomeninbusiness

#GrantOpportunity: Stacy's Pita Chips launched the Rise Project, a program dedicated to helping women grow their businesses through funding, mentorship, and community. Women-owned small businesses with annual sales ranging between $25,000 and $1M are eligible to apply. Small businesses selected as Stacy's Rise Project finalists will receive $10,000 and mentorship.

Applications are now open and will close July 9, 2021 at 6:00 PM EST. Stacy's Rise Project Finalists will be selected via a panel. To learn more and apply, visit stacysrise.helloalice.com.

#smallbusinessfunding #grantfunding #accesstoresources #womenownedbusiness #chicagowomeninbusiness

#GreenwoodHistory: The entrepreneurs of Greenwood believed Black people had a better chance of economic progress and pro...
06/09/2021

#GreenwoodHistory: The entrepreneurs of Greenwood believed Black people had a better chance of economic progress and prosperity if they pooled their resources, worked together, and supported each other’s businesses. This mindset of community solidarity contributed to hundreds of successful Black-owned businesses operating within the Greenwood District leading it to become the epicenter of Black business and wealth. Businesses operating within the area included 5 Hotels, 31 restaurants, 4 drugstores, 8 doctor offices, a public library, a hospital, thousands of homes, 2 newspapers and 2 movie theaters.

Today, the Greenwood District continues to be an inspiration and symbol of the economic potential of community solidarity in creating thriving, Black communities. Throughout the month of June and for years to come, we hope you continue to remember and honor the legacy of Black Wall Street and celebrate what was and still is the Greenwood District.

#Tulsa #RememberingBlackWallStreet #GreenwoodCentennial

#GreenwoodHistory: The entrepreneurs of Greenwood believed Black people had a better chance of economic progress and prosperity if they pooled their resources, worked together, and supported each other’s businesses. This mindset of community solidarity contributed to hundreds of successful Black-owned businesses operating within the Greenwood District leading it to become the epicenter of Black business and wealth. Businesses operating within the area included 5 Hotels, 31 restaurants, 4 drugstores, 8 doctor offices, a public library, a hospital, thousands of homes, 2 newspapers and 2 movie theaters.

Today, the Greenwood District continues to be an inspiration and symbol of the economic potential of community solidarity in creating thriving, Black communities. Throughout the month of June and for years to come, we hope you continue to remember and honor the legacy of Black Wall Street and celebrate what was and still is the Greenwood District.

#Tulsa #RememberingBlackWallStreet #GreenwoodCentennial

#GreenwoodHistory: O.W. Gurley was the founder of the Greenwood District and helped create economic prosperity for the B...
06/08/2021

#GreenwoodHistory: O.W. Gurley was the founder of the Greenwood District and helped create economic prosperity for the Black community in Tulsa after purchasing 40 acres of land and opting to sell only to Black families. Gurley built a rooming house, grocery store and several two-story buildings and called the street on which these structures sat Greenwood Avenue, after the Mississippi town from which many of his early residents hailed. Before long, the entire area became known as Greenwood.

O.W. Gurley played a pivotal role in transforming Tulsa's Greenwood District into the first Black Wall Street by offering loans to Black entrepreneurs to open new businesses, and even turning over ownership of some of his established businesses to other community members. This was important in establishing the Greenwood District as a center of Black business and wealth, as Black entrepreneurs would have otherwise had little to no opportunity to borrow money from white-owned banks during the Jim Crow Era.

Today, the Greenwood District remains as a symbol of the economic potential of community solidarity. Join us as we continue to remember the legacy of Black Wall Street and share the rich history of this dynamic business hub and entrepreneurial center.

#Tulsa #RememberingBlackWallStreet #GreenwoodCentennial #GreenwoodHistory

#GreenwoodHistory: O.W. Gurley was the founder of the Greenwood District and helped create economic prosperity for the Black community in Tulsa after purchasing 40 acres of land and opting to sell only to Black families. Gurley built a rooming house, grocery store and several two-story buildings and called the street on which these structures sat Greenwood Avenue, after the Mississippi town from which many of his early residents hailed. Before long, the entire area became known as Greenwood.

O.W. Gurley played a pivotal role in transforming Tulsa's Greenwood District into the first Black Wall Street by offering loans to Black entrepreneurs to open new businesses, and even turning over ownership of some of his established businesses to other community members. This was important in establishing the Greenwood District as a center of Black business and wealth, as Black entrepreneurs would have otherwise had little to no opportunity to borrow money from white-owned banks during the Jim Crow Era.

Today, the Greenwood District remains as a symbol of the economic potential of community solidarity. Join us as we continue to remember the legacy of Black Wall Street and share the rich history of this dynamic business hub and entrepreneurial center.

#Tulsa #RememberingBlackWallStreet #GreenwoodCentennial #GreenwoodHistory

#GreenwoodHistory: Greenwood & Archer was the main intersection and epicenter of the Greenwood Historical District which...
06/03/2021

#GreenwoodHistory: Greenwood & Archer was the main intersection and epicenter of the Greenwood Historical District which had a population of around 10,000 in 1921. This epicenter of African American business and culture is what is commonly known as Black Wall Street.

On Black Wall Street, there were luxury shops, restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, jewelry and clothing stores, movie theaters, barbershops and salons, a library, pool halls, nightclubs and offices for doctors, lawyers, and dentists. Greenwood also had its own school system, post office, a savings and loan bank, hospital, and bus and taxi service. It is said that within Greenwood every dollar would change hands 19 times before it left the community.

Today, the Greenwood District remains a symbol of the economic potential of community solidarity. Join us in remembering the legacy of Black Wall Street. And be sure to continue following along this week to learn more about the rich history of this dynamic business hub and entrepreneurial center.

#Tulsa #RememberingBlackWallStreet #GreenwoodDistrict #GreenwoodCentennial

#GreenwoodHistory: Greenwood & Archer was the main intersection and epicenter of the Greenwood Historical District which had a population of around 10,000 in 1921. This epicenter of African American business and culture is what is commonly known as Black Wall Street.

On Black Wall Street, there were luxury shops, restaurants, grocery stores, hotels, jewelry and clothing stores, movie theaters, barbershops and salons, a library, pool halls, nightclubs and offices for doctors, lawyers, and dentists. Greenwood also had its own school system, post office, a savings and loan bank, hospital, and bus and taxi service. It is said that within Greenwood every dollar would change hands 19 times before it left the community.

Today, the Greenwood District remains a symbol of the economic potential of community solidarity. Join us in remembering the legacy of Black Wall Street. And be sure to continue following along this week to learn more about the rich history of this dynamic business hub and entrepreneurial center.

#Tulsa #RememberingBlackWallStreet #GreenwoodDistrict #GreenwoodCentennial

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. For two days (May 31-June 1), white vigilantes massac...
05/31/2021

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. For two days (May 31-June 1), white vigilantes massacred Black residents, looted, and burned to the ground the most prosperous Black community in the United States. The riot took place in the Greenwood District, known as Black Wall Street, the heart of which was bounded by Greenwood Avenue and Archer Street.

100 years later, this neighborhood is still recognized as one of the most prosperous communities to date where Black people created their own wealth, owned property, and generated hundreds of successful businesses.

Join us in remembering the legacy of Black Wall Street. And, be sure to follow along this week to learn more about the rich history of this dynamic business hub and entrepreneurial center.

#Tulsa #RememberingBlackWallStreet #GreenwoodCentennial #GreenwoodHistory #BlackHistory #blackentrepreneurship

Today marks the 100th Anniversary of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. For two days (May 31-June 1), white vigilantes massacred Black residents, looted, and burned to the ground the most prosperous Black community in the United States. The riot took place in the Greenwood District, known as Black Wall Street, the heart of which was bounded by Greenwood Avenue and Archer Street.

100 years later, this neighborhood is still recognized as one of the most prosperous communities to date where Black people created their own wealth, owned property, and generated hundreds of successful businesses.

Join us in remembering the legacy of Black Wall Street. And, be sure to follow along this week to learn more about the rich history of this dynamic business hub and entrepreneurial center.

#Tulsa #RememberingBlackWallStreet #GreenwoodCentennial #GreenwoodHistory #BlackHistory #blackentrepreneurship

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05/19/2021

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Our loan programs are designed to provide small businesses with an opportunity for credit growth without the burden of h...
05/14/2021

Our loan programs are designed to provide small businesses with an opportunity for credit growth without the burden of high rates. At CNIMFG, we offer affordable, low-cost capital for both startup and existing businesses with interest rates ranging from 3%-9.75%.

To learn more about our programs and how CNIMFG can help your business, email us at [email protected]. You can also schedule time to speak with a Loan Intake Specialist via the “contact us” page at cnimfg.org.

#cnimfg #accesstocaptial #smallbusinessfunding #lowcostcapital #creditgrowth #chicagoentrepreneurs #levelingtheplayingfield

Our loan programs are designed to provide small businesses with an opportunity for credit growth without the burden of high rates. At CNIMFG, we offer affordable, low-cost capital for both startup and existing businesses with interest rates ranging from 3%-9.75%.

To learn more about our programs and how CNIMFG can help your business, email us at [email protected]. You can also schedule time to speak with a Loan Intake Specialist via the “contact us” page at cnimfg.org.

#cnimfg #accesstocaptial #smallbusinessfunding #lowcostcapital #creditgrowth #chicagoentrepreneurs #levelingtheplayingfield

Premiering today! Tune into the Escaping The Odds Media Podcast to hear from CNIMFG’s President, Erica L. King, and our ...
05/11/2021

Premiering today! Tune into the Escaping The Odds Media Podcast to hear from CNIMFG’s President, Erica L. King, and our Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizens (PERC) Project Manager, Maleia Scuefield-Ransom as they discuss the entrepreneurship training, coaching, mentoring, and access to capital we provide to aid previously incarcerated individuals in launching businesses.

Watch here at noon: https://bit.ly/3hiZdK0

#cnimfg #escapingtheodds #prisonreform #entrepreneurship #accesstocaptial #businessresources

Premiering today! Tune into the Escaping The Odds Media Podcast to hear from CNIMFG’s President, Erica L. King, and our Pathway to Enterprise for Returning Citizens (PERC) Project Manager, Maleia Scuefield-Ransom as they discuss the entrepreneurship training, coaching, mentoring, and access to capital we provide to aid previously incarcerated individuals in launching businesses.

Watch here at noon: https://bit.ly/3hiZdK0

#cnimfg #escapingtheodds #prisonreform #entrepreneurship #accesstocaptial #businessresources

Food, Land and Opportunity (FLO) is an initiative that aims to create a resilient local food economy that protects and c...
05/03/2021

Food, Land and Opportunity (FLO) is an initiative that aims to create a resilient local food economy that protects and conserves land and other natural resources while promoting market innovation and building wealth and assets in the Chicago region’s communities. CNIMFG provides innovative financing solutions that are designed to help build a more robust, sustainable, and healthier food ecosystem in the greater Chicagoland area. The program offers a hybrid term loan & line of credit product for eligible businesses under the program guidelines up to $50,000.

Examples of businesses eligible for FLO include healthy, innovative food growers and products, food transportation companies, restaurants desiring to source food locally and other ancillary businesses within the food ecosystem.

For more information or to find out if your business may be eligible, please contact us at [email protected].

#accesstocapital #chicagoentrepreneurs #foodentrepreneur #smallbusinessfunding

Food, Land and Opportunity (FLO) is an initiative that aims to create a resilient local food economy that protects and conserves land and other natural resources while promoting market innovation and building wealth and assets in the Chicago region’s communities. CNIMFG provides innovative financing solutions that are designed to help build a more robust, sustainable, and healthier food ecosystem in the greater Chicagoland area. The program offers a hybrid term loan & line of credit product for eligible businesses under the program guidelines up to $50,000.

Examples of businesses eligible for FLO include healthy, innovative food growers and products, food transportation companies, restaurants desiring to source food locally and other ancillary businesses within the food ecosystem.

For more information or to find out if your business may be eligible, please contact us at [email protected].

#accesstocapital #chicagoentrepreneurs #foodentrepreneur #smallbusinessfunding

Oftentimes, brick and mortar businesses that do not control the real estate pay higher amounts to rent a commercial stor...
04/28/2021

Oftentimes, brick and mortar businesses that do not control the real estate pay higher amounts to rent a commercial storefront than they would pay in a mortgage. However, traditional credit boxes make it difficult to do so for those that did not inherit wealth or for those whose fields have been unleveled from the beginning.

With this new product we will increase our loan amounts to be able to offer up to $200,000, up to 100% financing with interest rates as low as 3%.

In addition, small businesses that are approved for this loan may be eligible to receive a grant up to 10% of the loan amount. This grant can be used to support business operations, improvements, signage, property taxes, cash reserves or other uses necessary to secure the real estate.

For more information and to check your eligibility, visit cnimfg.org/special-programming or email us at [email protected].

#levelingtheplayingfield #mattforte #whatsyourfortefoundation #cnimfg #yourforteourfinance #communitybuilder #chicagoentrepreneurs #blackbusiness #smallbusiness #commercialrealestate #brickandmortar

Oftentimes, brick and mortar businesses that do not control the real estate pay higher amounts to rent a commercial storefront than they would pay in a mortgage. However, traditional credit boxes make it difficult to do so for those that did not inherit wealth or for those whose fields have been unleveled from the beginning.

With this new product we will increase our loan amounts to be able to offer up to $200,000, up to 100% financing with interest rates as low as 3%.

In addition, small businesses that are approved for this loan may be eligible to receive a grant up to 10% of the loan amount. This grant can be used to support business operations, improvements, signage, property taxes, cash reserves or other uses necessary to secure the real estate.

For more information and to check your eligibility, visit cnimfg.org/special-programming or email us at [email protected].

#levelingtheplayingfield #mattforte #whatsyourfortefoundation #cnimfg #yourforteourfinance #communitybuilder #chicagoentrepreneurs #blackbusiness #smallbusiness #commercialrealestate #brickandmortar

Exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to grow their business!The Founders First CDC Chicago Challenge is for en...
04/23/2021

Exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to grow their business!

The Founders First CDC Chicago Challenge is for entrepreneurs with established businesses, earning between $50K and $250K in annual revenue, who want to achieve growth. The 60-day Mini-Accelerator Program consists of four (4) workshops where you will learn how to work ON your business, not just IN your business! Program completes with Pitch and Graduation Event with opportunity to compete for up to $5000 cash and service prizes. Includes 18-months of post program support coaching and support.

To learn more or signup, visit founderscdc.org or call (855) 724-3873.

#chicagoentrepreneurs #smallbusiness #growth #workshop #businessresources

Exciting opportunity for entrepreneurs looking to grow their business!

The Founders First CDC Chicago Challenge is for entrepreneurs with established businesses, earning between $50K and $250K in annual revenue, who want to achieve growth. The 60-day Mini-Accelerator Program consists of four (4) workshops where you will learn how to work ON your business, not just IN your business! Program completes with Pitch and Graduation Event with opportunity to compete for up to $5000 cash and service prizes. Includes 18-months of post program support coaching and support.

To learn more or signup, visit founderscdc.org or call (855) 724-3873.

#chicagoentrepreneurs #smallbusiness #growth #workshop #businessresources

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“The pandemic is having a devastating impact on the small businesses that our economy relies on, so we’re doing whatever we can to support them by working with our community partners to get them the financial resources they need. We’re glad to part of the solution by partnering with Cook County Government to distribute capital to small businesses during these crucial times,” said Erica King, President, Chicago Neighborhood Initiatives Micro Finance Group. • Funds are available for eligible suburban small businesses and independent contractors. Apply here: www.cookcountyil.gov/recovery.
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