About Us

We Help Small Business Owners Achieve Their Dreams

Accion is the largest nationwide nonprofit lending network in the United States. We provide fair and flexible loans, connections to business experts, and access to resources and opportunities specifically tailored to each business owner’s unique needs and goals.

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Get to Know Accion in the U.S.

Accion serves small businesses on the ground and online in communities across the U.S. through three lending organizations and an U.S. Network office.

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What Makes Us Different

  • Fair & Flexible

    Loans designed to help you succeed, with terms specific to your needs and goals.

  • Champion for Small Business

    We are leaders in the responsible lending movement and dedicated to advancing local and national initiatives that support and empower entrepreneurs.

  • Connections & Resources

    Access to business experts, special events, networking, and opportunities from our partners, as well as exclusive online resources help you take your business to the next level.

  • Local Insights

    Every community has a unique business climate. Our on-the-ground expertise keeps you ahead of the curve no matter where you operate.

  • Loan Experts

    We match every borrower with a knowledgeable loan expert who provides personalized guidance through the loan process and beyond.

  • Simple Online Application

    In less than 15 minutes, you could be on your way to getting the capital you need to run the business you love.

A History of Success

Accion’s roots are in creating economic opportunity through entrepreneurship. We’ve helped set the standard for community lending in the U.S., informed by our global work spanning 55 years, four continents and tens of millions of entrepreneurs served.

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Hear What Small Business Owners are Saying

A loan is an opportunity for a better future. Meet some of the entrepreneurs who have used Accion loans and support to grow their business.

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Accion leaders have pioneered game-changing small business lending in the U.S.

Gina Harman

Gina Harman

CEO, U.S. Network

Brad McConnell

Brad McConnell

CEO, Illinois and Northwest Indiana

Paul Quintero

Paul Quintero

CEO, East Coast

Michael Schlein

Michael Schlein

CEO, Accion

Elizabeth Schott

Elizabeth Schott

CEO, Southern California