Celebrating $100 million Milestone

LiftFund has served 8,000 women-owned businesses by providing $100 million in capital with responsive consultations to grow and strengthen their businesses. We're proud to share this milestone during National Women's Small Business Month. 

With every milestone we reach, we recognize that removing financial barriers requires courage from our clients and support from our partners. This month's milestone reminds us that there is also more to be done and much to be celebrated, and we're grateful for your business and partnerships. 

3G's Entrepreneurial Journey

After a career in speech therapy, Aleia Shipman pivoted to a chemical sales position in a completely new industry in 2006.

She thrived at sales and quickly found a following of clients that appreciated her work, energy and commitment to their industry. While she grew professionally, she faced challenges both personally and professionally.

"Unfortunately, my boss was not receptive to my ideas for growth, so I knew I’d have to go out on my own,” Aleia reflects as she shares her story.

In 2016 she opened 3G Chemical Solutions, named after her three children: Gavin, Giyah, and Gerrisyn.

With the help of the Bessemer Entrepreneur Center and LiftFund she created a plan and accessed the capital she needed to grow her business. Read more here.