LEND is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides business plan workshops, microloans and consulting services to entrepreneurs in the Evanston community. Loans of $500 to $10,000 are made to Evanston-based entrepreneurs who do not qualify for traditional bank loans due to a lack of credit or insufficient assets. LEND also works with the City of Evanston's Entrepreneurship Support Program, targeted towards minority and women entrepreneurs. LEND’s goal is to encourage the development of innovative businesses that enrich the Evanston community. Start the loan application process, by filling out the initial loan interest form.
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