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Small businesses are the backbone of our country and our communities, and essential to the prosperity and resilience of this nation. We’re working to strengthen local communities by fueling the growth of small businesses.

Designed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, BizConnect is a development and mentorship program for small businesses in economically distressed areas with the goal of strengthening local communities. 

In collaboration with businesses, local chambers of commerce, trade associations, and other valued partners, we provide small business owners with coaching, networking opportunities, and financial assistance to advance their economic success and resiliency.  

Interested in getting involved?

For more information about how your organization can invest in the growth of small businesses through BizConnect, contact Shanique Streete, executive director, programs, at 

Impact Report

In partnership with the Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, we launched a pilot program in 2023 to support small businesses in the San Antonio region. Participants received mentorship, business coaching, financial assistance, and opportunities to network with local leaders and other stakeholders in their community.

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Hear from BizConnect Local: San Antonio participants about how the program changed their businesses for the better.

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