Insights into the world of small business lending and development

Nonprofit prides itself on lending to LGBT business owners

Pride is always a busy day for Brenda Buenviaje — but then, so is every Sunday at the chef’s two Southern-inspired restaurants.

Buenviaje is one of several lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender business owners who got their start thanks to the Opportunity Fund, a nonprofit microloan program that aims to help underserved small-business owners. Those with backgrounds underrepresented among entrepreneurs can get financing from the fund that banks and other lenders might deny them.
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