Inner City Capital Connections

Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a national program designed to help small- and medium-sized businesses in economically-distressed areas build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment.

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Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) is a national program designed by the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) to help small- and medium-sized businesses in economically-distressed areas build capacity for sustainable growth in revenue, profitability, and employment. Since 2005, 2,221 ICCC alumni have averaged 160% growth in revenue, created 19,907 jobs, and raised $1.92 billion in capital. As our alumni succeed, we promote sustainable business growth in under-served communities across the country. 

Program Qualifications

 A business must meet all of the following criteria in order to be eligible for participation in ICCC: *

  • Be an independent, for-profit or non-profit corporation, partnership or proprietorship
  • Have its headquarters or more than 51% of its physical operations located in an economically-distressed area OR have more than 40% of employees residing in an economically-distressed area
  • Have annual revenues of at least $500,000
  • Have been in operation for two years or more. ICCC does not accept start-up companies.

*On a case-by-case basis, ICCC will consider businesses that do not meet all of the specified criteria on the recommendation of a nominator.

If you know of any businesses that meet this profile, nominate them today: nominate.iccapitalconnections.org

If your business meets this profile, apply today: apply.iccapitalconnections.org

 

In 2019, we will offer programs in the following cities. While we focus on these specific areas, if you live in a neighboring city and are available to attend the seminar date, you are welcome to apply. Baltimore, MD Boston, MA Chicago, IL Fresno, CA Hartford, CT Los Angeles, CA Memphis, TN Oahu, HI Philadelphia, PA Portland, OR Sacramento, CA San Diego, CA Springfield, MA St. Louis, MO Washington, DC 

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Accelerator
  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Diversification

Buying or Selling a Business

  • Buying or Selling a Franchise
  • Purchasing or Selling an Existing Business
  • Tax Services
  • Valuation

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Debt Funding
  • Equity Funding
  • Loans

Human Resources, Workforce and Talent

  • Employee Development
  • Workforce Incentives
  • Workforce Training

Mentoring

  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • Geographically Based
  • Industry Specific
  • Small Business/General

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Funds Development
  • Strategic Planning

Selling to the Government and Large Corporations

  • Obtaining Certification
  • Obtaining Corporate Contracts
  • Obtaining Government Contracts

Training

  • Budget, Cash Flow and Financial Statements Training
  • Business Management Training
  • Business Plan Training and Assistance
  • E-Commerce/Internet Marketing
  • Human Resources Training
  • Marketing Plan Training
  • Online Courses and Videos
Primary ContactMarynee Pontes
Address56 Warren St
Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone(617) 238-3035