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Ascendus, formerly Accion East, empowers low- to moderate-income (LMI) business owners with access to capital and financial education. With economic opportunity, these entrepreneurs – often individuals of color and women – can build assets, better provide for their families, create employment opportunities for their neighbors, and strengthen their communities.

We’re here to help you succeed. At Ascendus, we work together with you to advance your business as well as your life. We’re dedicated to helping passionate entrepreneurs build successful businesses that provide for their families and improve their communities.

We’ve changed our name from Accion East to Ascendus. Why now, and what does it mean for you? Find out in this short video.

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we work with determined, hands-on business owners.

Are you eager, passionate, and courageous? Do you truly believe in your business and the good it provides? If so, then let’s talk. Some lenders overlook the tenacity of small business owners. At Ascendus, we see your potential as good business.

we listen and provide customized solutions.

Every entrepreneur is different. Every story is different. Every business is different. We understand this, which is why our loan products are customized to meet your business needs. Together we’ll work to create a plan that is right for you and right for your business.

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we provide guidance as well as loans.

Knowledge leads to confidence and long-term success. From helping you build a business plan to connecting you with local partners and government agencies, we’re committed to providing you with the expertise you need to succeed.

We are
inclusive.

We are more flexible than other lenders, which means we see beyond traditional lender measures and forms. If you have a good idea or a thriving business, we can find a way to get the resources you need.

It’s great that our business can be a platform for people to be supportive and connect with each other.

The experience of working with Ascendus was awesome, particularly the excitement they showed in my progress and in my business.

I’ve had customers for 15 years, since I started out of my home. People keep coming back and many have become my good friends. I come to the store always happy.

awards and accolades

While the focus of our success is always on the small business owners we serve,
we’re proud of the recognition and accreditations we’ve received for our work.

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SBA Microlender of the Year Massachusetts
SBA Community Partner of the Year Florida
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Accion East is Now Ascendus
Why Ascendus? Watch the video to find out
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