Our Mission 

Here at IDEAL we believe that small business ownership can be one of the most impactful methods to escape poverty and achieve the American dream. Unfortunately, over half of all small businesses fail due to lack of knowledge, resources, or cash flow challenges.

We believe everyone deserves the chance to succeed in their business. That's why we have created this page for small business owners where we invite you to receive the information and resources you may need to achieve your business goals.

We have partnered with local agencies, government officials, traditional, non-traditional financial institutions known as CDFI's whose mission is to serve small business owners like YOU. 

If you are a small business owner that is looking for knowledge and resources to become successful, then please bookmark this page and join our email list to learn about all of our events! 


Some of partners include:



Opportunity Fund invests in small businesses that have been shut out of the financial mainstream. As a founding member and signatory to the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights, we believe in the important role small businesses play in our communities and the economy. Our mission is to help them succeed. Opportunity Fund is backed by investors including Bank of America, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, Knight Foundation and Calver Foundation. We are California’s largest growing non-profit lender to small businesses.

California Lenders License #6050609.


Lendistry provides fast and affordable SBA, Term, Short-Term and Commercial Real Estate loans. We offer low rates, flexible terms, an easy online application, and approval by humans, not machines.

Lendistry is a CDFI, led by community and national bankers, that provides affordable small business and commercial real estate loans headquartered in Southern California with a mission to provide economic opportunities and progressive growth for small business owners and their underserved communities. Lendistry ranks 2nd in the nation among SBA Community Advantage lenders and was awarded Top Lender in its district in May 2018. Lendistry also offers unique opportunities to banks to help fulfill Community Development Lending, CRA Investment and Small Business Lending Test goals. For more information, please visit Lendistry.com.