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Accion Opportunity Fund Assists Small Business Owners during National Small Business Week

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The ACCION Opportunity Fund is a non-profit organization providing low-interest loans to small business owners. The Accion Opportunity Fund works to create an inclusive, healthy financial system that supports the nation’s small business owners by connecting entrepreneurs to affordable capital, educational resources, coaching, and networks. Through innovative partnerships and outreach strategies, we reach entrepreneurs of color, low-income entrepreneurs, and women, who often lack access to the financial services they need to build and grow their businesses. Lydia Bass, a recipient of an ACCION loan, is the owner of Fruitful Home Staging.

Lydia Bass started her business in 2016 and was just beginning a growth spurt when the Pandemic hit. Home staging is a relatively new industry, but she had the design eye and was able to stage her rental property when she was ready to sell. Her husband encouraged her to leave her corporate job in finance, and Fruitful Home Staging was launched.

Lydia spoke about the Small Business Administration and the challenges she incurred working with them. She learned about ACCION and was able to apply over the phone by speaking with a real person that could answer her questions and concerns.

The ACCION Opportunity Fund is available to small business owners in our community via an online application or phone.

For more information on the ACCION Opportunity Fund

For more information on Lydia Bass and Fruitful Home Staging