Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with 5 vital business growth resources

“Ascendus was the only company or organization that really extended a hand with [my] first grant because I couldn’t qualify for anything” Juan, Kikos Coffee, Revere MA

Since 1968, Hispanic Heritage Month has been observed annually from September 15th through October 15th. Juan is one of about 5 million Hispanic business owners in the United States, and you can watch his full story on our Stories of Ascension page.

According to the SBA, nearly one in four new businesses is Hispanic-owned generating over $800 billion to the US economy annually; so this month serves as an opportunity to celebrate and provide resources for Hispanic-owned businesses throughout the country. There are an increasing number of these resources available for business owners and their employees, including:

Ascendus is proud to support Hispanic-owned businesses through financial assistance, mentorship, and more. This month as we celebrate Hispanic business owners like Juan, we encourage others to explore our available resources and see how Ascendus can empower you in your business journey.

bunnie cakes

Bunnie Cakes is a plant-based and allergy-friendly bakery based in Miami, Florida. They offer cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and more, and can be found in many wholesale locations, including Whole Foods.


Kikos Coffee and Tea began in 2018 when a family got the idea to represent their Columbian culture by bringing high-quality coffee to Boston and the USA. Based in Massachusetts, they offer coffee, tea, and their new Kikos Snapchilled Coffee in stores and through national distributors.

Westbury Florist is a full-service florist based in Westbury, NY, offering floral arrangements and nationwide delivery for various occasions.

this way up stories of ascension

Click to watch, and learn more about a few of the incredible businesses that successfully navigated the pandemic with Ascendus.

Connecticut Small Business Boost Fund

Supported by the Connecticut Department of Economic & Community Development, this fund links Connecticut small businesses and nonprofits to financial support.
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NY State COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Grant

NY State COVID-19 Pandemic Recovery Grant
Flexible grant assistance for small businesses and for-profit independent arts and cultural organizations up to $50,000.
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The Southern Opportunity And Resilience (SOAR) Fund provides 4% loans up to $100,000 to small businesses and nonprofits to navigate and rebuild from COVID-19.
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Small Business Flex Fund

Supported by the Washington State Department of Commerce, the SBFF helps small businesses and nonprofits access funds at a competitive interest rate.
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New York State Seed Funding

The New York State Seed Funding Grant Program (the “Program”) was created to provide assistance to early-stage small businesses to succeed in a recovering New York State economy.
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Childcare Business Development

Ascendus is now offering loans up to $50,000 for licensed childcare businesses at a 9.99% interest rate. Qualified Businesses can be located nationwide, excluding Vermont. If you have been in business for more than three years, you can access up to $20,000 in fast-track financing at the same interest rate within 48 hours. No paperwork is required to apply.
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Rideshare Business Term Loan

Loans up to $15,000 in financing for rideshare businesses are offered at 9.99%. Qualified businesses will be in CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, or RI. Or access a line of credit up to $10,000 in fast-track financing at the same interest rate.
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0% loans up to $50,000 with only $25 monthly payments for the first 12 months for restaurants creating safe and equitable work environments for their employees.
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One-on-one Personal Finance Coaching where and when you need it, available through our partnership with TrustPlus, a national nonprofit with three decades of experience.
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Samuel Adams BTAD Food Styling & Photography Coaching

Are you an NYC food or beverage small business owner looking for advice on food styling, photography, and marketing? Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream and Hot Bread Kitchen are excited to bring their Food Styling & Photography Coaching event to NYC this fall!
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