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SimpleGrowth is an online lending marketplace built to help Chicagoland small businesses quickly discover their credit options on one site. It is the first local lending platform designed to strengthen the ability of small business owners to access capital and financing.
SimpleGrowth leverages the proprietary technology of Fundera, the leading online credit broker in the U.S., and the marketing and business assistance expertise of Small Business Majority, the leading national advocacy organization for small businesses.
How It Works
Fill out a questionnaire
Chicagoland small businesses fill out an online questionnaire powered by Fundera.
Get matched with CDFIs in the Chicagoland area
Fundera uses its technology to match eligible Chicagoland small businesses with leading mission-driven lenders in the Chicagoland area. These lenders will have five business days to review the application, request additional materials and decide on an offer.
Assess your options
If a Chicagoland lender is unable to render a decision, or denies an applicant, small businesses will be able to apply for other credit options on Fundera’s national platform as quickly as possible.
Get connected to business assistance
From the outset, if small businesses need help with business coaching, planning or marketing, Small Business Majority will work to connect them with Chicagoland’s best business assistance centers.
Participating Chicagoland Lenders