Monday, May 6, 2013

More Microlending for Small Business--Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream

Just ahead of the big announcement by the Economic and Community Development Institute (ECDI) that they are opening an office in Toledo and bringing their business microloan programs to northwest Ohio (most of their operations have been in Columbus), here's a bit of info about a microlending aimed at food and beverage businesses.  Samuel Adams, the craft brewery that grew to a force in the beer business, is partnering with several nonprofits engaged in microloans across the country to provide loans ranging from $500-$25,000 to start or grow a business. 

Besides the loan program, they also host some "speed counseling" and other educational events.  They also include a list of regional business resources that include lending, food incubators and shared kitchens, educational programs and business associations.

It's not an exhaustive list, but here's more on microlending, business incubators, and food business incubators.   Try them all out.

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