Helping small businesses thrive.
Open4 takes a strategic approach to strengthening the small business community and promoting resiliency and inclusive economic growth. Open4 assesses and addresses the needs of the small business support network based on the evolving circumstances posed by these uncertain economic times.
Open4 invests in, supports, and enhances organizations that bring resources and expertise to entrepreneurs and small businesses that need it most. Open4 is helping expand the reach and impact of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) who are trusted partners in the neighborhoods they serve. Open4 is also funding six business support organizations/programs in Buffalo and Rochester. These programs predominantly focus on serving businesses owned by women and people of color in low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and address identified gaps in business support services in the regional small business and entrepreneurial ecosystems.
Currently, Open4 is looking to help small businesses in the following ways: