We were using a small-scale system, so you had to remove each bag and heat-seal it. We found a bagger, but it was a ton of money for us. We weren't large and banks weren't interested in helping us. VCLF approved our loan and we were able to buy it. It solidified our place in the market.
Yes, they provide goods and services and yes, they keep our downtowns and countryside vibrant and thriving, but the most important product of any small business is quality jobs. It's a goal shared by employers and employees alike, and one we help them to achieve.
VCLF finances a wide variety of businesses ranging from production agriculture to specialty foods, energy and high-tech companies, retail stores and wood products manufacturers. VCLF loans are aimed at businesses that provide benefits to low-to-moderate-income Vermonters through livable-wage jobs and revitalized communities. Our objective is to save and create jobs through business development.
We encourage you to speak to a loan officer before submitting a loan application.
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