For more than 27 years, Accessity has been one of the leading economic development organizations meeting the needs of the local business community.

But we have not done it alone. We know business owners are most successful if they have a network of business professionals who can help them through moments of unexpected growth, challenging times or to connect them with business opportunities. We bring this business support community to our clients.

Business Support Community

Our commitment to the business owners we serve includes getting them connected to a community of organizations and other business owners who will support them in each stage of their business. We have an extensive network of local and national partners that we collaborate with that provide free business and financial coaching for entrepreneurs and a vast list of resources that our team members share with the business owners we work with to add value to their experience of working with Accessity. Click on our top partner logos on the right to learn more about their services for small businesses.

We connect entrepreneurs to our business support community through:

  • Personal introduction and referrals
  • Our business resource events that feature business owners and organizations that are experts on various business topics as speakers and exhibitors
  • Certain loan programs that may include elements of business or financial coaching as an added value (e.g. business coaching for start-ups, mentoring for food and beverage businesses through our Brewing the American Dream partnership)
  • Our Accessity Academy that is primarily taught by volunteer business experts and community partners
  • Opportunities to work with our media contacts

We value our community partners who work in tandem with us to help our clients meet their business goals. If you are interested in partnering with Accessity to support Southern California entrepreneurs, contact Suzanne Carlson at scarlson@accessity.org.