Growing our Small Businesses with BizFilings

At Kiva Zip, we have a number of partnerships that highlight not only how various companies and non-profits are making an impact, but the social good their borrowers provide with their businesses.

Among our partners is BizFilings by CT. Their goals include helping small businesses get incorporated and comply with state regulations. It’s not an easy process to form a corporation or LLC, as a Forbes contributor noted, and BizFilings helps to make that easier.

As they meet with small businesses, they want to refer those with a clear social impact to receive a loan on Kiva Zip. BizFilings has a growing interest in working with such mission-driven businesses as well.

One of the early entrepreneurs whom they are endorsing is Katherine Jetton, the founder of JetPakk. As a former middle school teacher, she used her experience in the classroom to come up with a new digital program to help motivate and develop leadership in young students. JetPakk was born, and she’s seen how it can help America’s youth desire to succeed.

Anne McIntyre has a different story. Her non-profit, The Partnerships for America, focuses on providing infant care needs to struggling families. The primary “Cuddle Me Program” ensures parents with young children receive diapers, food, formula and more. Anne was moved to create this not-for-profit when she witnessed a 15-year-old young woman and her infant daughter sleeping in an ATM vestibule because she felt she had nowhere else to go.

Stories like these are what drive Kiva Zip borrowers to put it all on the line and start a business. Stories like these are what drive our tens of thousands of lenders to support these dreams that will change the world.

Spread the word.

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Posted by Innae Park, Kiva Zip Marketing Intern

May 6, 2015

Innae has been an award-winning broadcast journalist for the most of the last decade and is seeking a different path for the next. She worked as a producer, reporter and anchor in two different television markets, engaging in local communities and encouraging small businesses to thrive. That passion linked her immediately with microfinance. She joined the Kiva Zip internship program with the intent of promoting this branch of finance with her storytelling and marketing skills. Though carrying an American passport, Innae calls Seoul home since she spent her adolescence at international school. She later received a degree in Communications at the University of Pennsylvania.

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