Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a nonprofit organization that supports small businesses and nonprofits through inclusive English/Spanish programming across Massachusetts and in Colorado. EforAll’s one-year accelerator combines immersive business training, mentorship and access to an extended professional network. EforAll’s pitch competitions are fast-paced, fun community events that help early-stage entrepreneurs gain valuable exposure and feedback on a business idea. BII provides an annual grant to EforAll to support programming. Learn more
The Chelsea Business Foundation invests in the development of the business community in Chelsea, MA and fosters increased access to resources for Chelsea’s Latino business community and other small businesses. Its goal is to create an engaged community by hosting events and providing resources, technical assistance, and financial support. CBF is an enabler for small business owners to grow and scale their businesses. In 2020, BII provided a loan and a line of credit to Chelsea Business Foundation. Learn more
El Planeta is an integrated Latinx news company producing content and events relevant to the Latinx community in Massachusetts. Its reach spans to more than 200K people on a weekly basis through print, television, and digital. During the pandemic the readership has increased to 500K. With more than 10 countries represented in the staff, El Planeta is an essential link between organizations, companies, and government to the Latinx community and highlights stories of under- represented Latinx communities. In 2020, BII provided a line of credit to El Planeta. Learn more
Caraballo Accounting provides accounting and HR services and training to Latinx small business owners in Eastern MA. Through cultural competence and Spanish-language instruction, they address barriers for local entrepreneurs looking to launch, grow, and expand their businesses. Owner Franklin Caraballo has partnered with various local Latinx organizations to address the need for advisory support and small- business coaching in the region. He currently serves the communities of Lowell, Lawrence, and Worcester. In 2021, BII made a loan for expanding the team and building out its online training platform.