Longitudinal Research

Small Business Lending for Impact

Accion is constantly inspired by small business owners we work with in the U.S., who have transformed their lives by starting, sustaining or growing a business. At the same time, we are increasingly aware of the importance of demonstrating through research the value of our investments in small business success (and the investments of government agencies, philanthropic organizations and corporations that make our work possible).


We are pleased to release initial findings from our first-of-its kind, multi-year study, completed in partnership with Opportunity Fund and with lead funding from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and JPMorgan Chase & Co. and additional funding from S&P Global. With this research, we aim to inform the work of mission-based lenders responding to the diverse needs of small business owners across the country.



Read more about our findings. 


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