Next Street is a merchant bank founded to serve high-performing, high-potential inner city small businesses and entrepreneurs across the U.S. Next Street selects businesses that are poised for growth and, in the context of a long-term trusted advisor, provides them with the tandem assets of finance and advice that together ensure they achieve their full potential.
Small businesses in our inner cities form a large — and growing — market of attractive opportunities. Despite impressive performance and high potential, inner city small businesses have historically been underserved by banks and other traditional financial service providers. They face structural barriers to accessing the financing they need to support their growth. Next Street capitalizes on the substantial unmet needs created by the gaps and inefficiencies in urban small business lending and investment. Next Street enters this market as a unique player, with an innovative business model.