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WHO WE ARE

Microlending Local aims to better our students, small businesses, and the Dayton community through the provision of entrepreneurial mentorship and business development services. Through the creation of the Cultural Capital Microlending Program, our team seeks to enable entrepreneurial growth through the empowerment of small business owners. The ultimate goal of Microlending Local is to provide capital and specialized business services to the historically under-resourced, underrepresented, and marginalized entrepreneurs of Dayton. 

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OUR PROGRAM

Microlending Local aims to better our students, small businesses, and the Dayton community through the provision of entrepreneurial mentorship and business development services. Through the creation of the Cultural Capital Microlending Program, our team seeks to enable entrepreneurial growth through the empowerment of small business owners. The ultimate goal of Microlending Local is to provide capital and specialized business services to the historically under-resourced, underrepresented, and marginalized entrepreneurs of Dayton. 

OUR PROCESS

APPLYING

All businesses that meet the program criteria can apply. Preference will be given to under-resourced, underrepresented, and marginalized entrepreneurs as well as businesses that support charities, nonprofits, and marginalized communities. While entrepreneurs located in West Dayton Neighborhoods are given preference, everyone is eligible to apply--no matter if you are located in Dayton or not. ​​

 

REVIEW PROCESS

Flyer Consulting will holistically access entrepreneurs based on the application, supporting documents, and independent research to evaluate each applicant on the qualities of passion, persistence, and planning.  Each applicant will be notified of acceptance or denial within 30 days after the application deadline. 

AFTER LOAN IS RECEIVED 

Flyer Consulting offers a variety of support services customized to the businesses needs. Some of these services include marketing, business development, customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and financial wellness.​ Flyer Consulting will reach out to the entrepreneur to set up a meeting to gauge the needs of the business. From there, the team will provide assistance throughout the duration of the loan.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

HOW WILL FLYER CONSULTING DETERMINE HOW LARGE OF A LOAN TO LEND?

Each applicant will request the amount they wish within the $500 - $20,000 range, however the final loan amount is determined by the review team based on the project specifications and use of funds.​

WHAT IS THE TRIPLE BOTTOM LINE FRAMEWORK?

The Triple Bottom Line framework evaluates businesses on their performance in three key areas: social, environmental, and economic.

Our Partners 

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