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Turning Business Dreamers into Business Owners.

Many people in low-wealth communities have big dreams, but no way to put them into action. Those in underserved neighborhoods often have difficulty getting start-up funding for businesses due in part to poor credit, lack of capital, and limited access to bank services.

The Operation HOPE Small Business Empowerment Program is designed for aspiring entrepreneurs from low-wealth neighborhoods. We combine business training and financial counseling with lending services so our clients get all the tools and resources they need to make their dreams a reality.

Our program uplifts underserved neighborhoods by promoting our clients’ success and fueling the creation of jobs within the community. Through partnerships with over 25 direct lenders nationwide, we provide access to a wide range of small business loan options as well as crucial business services, training, information, and resources. Our program includes:

Workshops and Training

  • 12-Week Entrepreneurial Training Program
  • Small Business Development & Access to Capital Workshop
  • Credit & Money Management Workshop

Assistance & Services

  • Credit Counseling
  • Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Business Plan Development
  • Business Financial Statements
  • Computer & Internet Access

Small Business Funding Programs

  • Loan packaging assistance
  • Access to over 25 direct lenders nationwide
  • SBA Loan Program commercial financing
  • Lines of Credit


Get Involved!

Support this program with a tax-deductible contribution.

Partner with us to bring small-business lending to underserved communities.