National Small Business Investment Program

Small business development is an important path to wealth creation and small businesses in their first five years are credited with being the primary source of net job creation in the United States. For Latinos, entrepreneurship has been a critical strategy for balancing the distribution of assets for Latino families, and has been a driver of the national economy. NALCAB supports member organizations in Latino communities across the country to reduce barriers to entry, promote access to capital, and facilitate the creation of commercial corridors, incubators and mercados.


Types of TA Support We Provide

For the past 15 years, NALCAB has supported Network members to invest in small business growth through culturally-relevant small business development services, business lending and place-based economic development. NALCAB supports small business-serving members through grant making and technical assistance to build capacity in the following key areas:

  • CDFI certification and loan fund capitalization
  • Local and national small business policy
  • Small business development and lending best practices
  • Developing performance indicators and data management tools
  • Enhancing program and organizational sustainability


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If you would like to learn more about NALCAB’s Small Business work, please contact Program Director Holly Frindell at