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About SimpleGrowth

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.

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SimpleGrowth was a god send for my business. It helped me to pay for advertising, marketing and helped me expand into another state.

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