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 Harrison’s 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.
In 2008, Accion partnered with Samuel Adams and the Boston Beer Company to provide more loans and personalized business coaching to food and beverage businesses through the Brewing the American Dream program.
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.