A world of financial ascension for all.


Ascendus empowers low- to moderate-income (LMI) business owners with access to capital and financial education.

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With economic opportunity, 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.

our values

Ascendus is guided by six core values:

our approach

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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.

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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.

Since my first loan with Ascendus, I have increased my staff, the number of children I can serve, and raised my credit score by 90 points.

The Ascendus loan kept me from going bankrupt. Through the loan I paid my employees, my rent, my bills, and bought the inventory to keep my restaurant open.

Through the Ascendus loan, I became the owner of my own clinic. Now I can treat whoever I want, whenever I want, in a space that is my own.

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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Who is Ascendus?

Find out in this short video.


See the impact of our work in Stories of Ascension: Lifting UP


Hear from CEO Paul Quintero

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