Whether it’s an old family recipe or a tasty new concept, starting or growing a food or beverage-based business takes personal and financial resources. At Accion, we’ve helped restaurants, caterers, beverage businesses, and specialty food purveyors grow or get their businesses started.

Just ask John and Maria Harrison of Tea Gallerie in San Diego. The Harrisons used their Accion financing to develop a website, purchase inventory, and market their business. Today, they run a thriving specialty tea business that has been growing every year.

Accion is partnered with Samuel Adams and the Boston Beer Company to provide more in the way of loans and personalized business coaching. Since 2008, our partnership with Samuel Adams, Brewing the American Dream program has coached more than 4,000 small business owners and provided over $3 million in microloans.

Accion financing can help you:

  • buy or lease equipment
  • purchase inventory or supplies
  • rent space or remodel
  • create and execute a marketing campaign
  • hire and train staff
  • secure the licenses and other permits you need


With an Accion loan, you pay a fair and affordable interest rate with fixed monthly payments, leaving you the cash flow necessary to continue to grow your business. You also get the help and support you need.

As Tea Gallerie’s Maria Harrison puts it, “Accion has been not only a financial partner but also a supportive community partner. We tell all our friends and other business owners about Accion.”

Quick FAQ About Our Loan Process

Q: How long will it take me to complete the loan application?

A: Our loan application can be completed in about 10 minutes.

Q: How much money can I borrow?

A: Loan amounts vary by geography, but range from $300 to $1,000,000. Accion’s average loan amount is $10,000.

Q: How do I figure out if I qualify for a loan?

A: Our requirements are flexible and often make it possible to lend to those who have previously been unable to find financing. Not sure if you qualify? Click here to find out.

Q: What if I need help?

A: We’ll give you personalized attention and guide you through each step of the loan process. More questions? Read our full FAQ or call 415-636-8200. If Accion is right for you, a loan consultant will work with you one-on-one to help secure your financing. Apply now.

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In just 15 minutes, you can be on your way toward applying for a small business loan. Start by telling us a little about yourself.