Need more than just a loan? We provide business coaching to our borrowers and loan applicants at no cost to you.

Building Your Better Business

Whether you're starting a new business from the ground up, or expanding an existing one, VCLF’s Business Resource Center can help. We offer business coaching and support, at no cost to you, including:

  • Business and financial strategy & planning
  • Accounting, budgeting & cash flow management
  • Personal financial coaching
  • Services & products cost analysis
  • Marketing & market analysis

We also help you locate and access outside expertise and specialized services when needed.

We also offer technical assistance tailored to meet the specialized needs of early care & learning providers and program directors, including:

  • Financial planning, budgeting & analysis
  • Administration, operating & control systems
  • Service & product cost analysis
  • Marketing & market analysis
  • Facility design & layout
  • Partnerships & external resources

Building Your Better Business

Whether you're starting a new business from the ground up, or expanding an existing one, VCLF’s Business Resource Center can help. We offer business coaching and support, at no cost to you, including:

  • Business and financial strategy & planning
  • Accounting, budgeting & cash flow management
  • Personal financial coaching
  • Services & products cost analysis
  • Marketing & market analysis

We also help you locate and access outside expertise and specialized services when needed.

We also offer technical assistance tailored to meet the specialized needs of early care & learning providers and program directors, including:

  • Financial planning, budgeting & analysis
  • Administration, operating & control systems
  • Service & product cost analysis
  • Marketing & market analysis
  • Facility design & layout
  • Partnerships & external resources

We'll come right to you

Business Resource Center staff work closely with our borrowers every step of the way, from the inquiry stage throughout the lifetime of the loan, making sure you have access to all the tools you need for your enterprise to be sustainable. We'll meet with you to provide assistance at your location, over the phone or online, or at the Loan Fund's offices in Montpelier, at a time that's convenient for you.

We'll come right to you

Business Resource Center staff work closely with our borrowers every step of the way, from the inquiry stage throughout the lifetime of the loan, making sure you have access to all the tools you need for your enterprise to be sustainable. We'll meet with you to provide assistance at your location, over the phone or online, or at the Loan Fund's offices in Montpelier, at a time that's convenient for you.

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Danforth Pewter, Middlebury

Danforth Pewter, Middlebury

Judi & Fred Danforth revived this 18th century family pewter business in Vermont in the mid-1970s. The Loan Fund has provided the financing to make it possible along the way, including the recent openings of two new retail stores in Portland, Maine, and Washington, D.C. danforthpewter.com

Fog Lake Farms, Brookfield

Fog Lake Farms, Brookfield

An organic, grass milk dairy, Fog Lake Farms has used Loan Fund financing to purchase their 22-acre property, including pasture land and a new hay barn, as well as new farm equipment. foglakefarms.com

Greenfield Highland Beef, Plainfield and Greensboro

Greenfield Highland Beef, Plainfield and Greensboro

Greenfield Highland Beef came to the Loan Fund via the Carrot Project for help purchasing a tractor and to refinance debt. They were named VT SBA’s Family Owned Business of the Year in 2016. greenfieldhighlandbeef.com

Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier

Hunger Mountain Coop, Montpelier

Relocating from a tiny storefront to their current 20,000-foot permanent home, Montpelier mainstay Hunger Mountain Coop came to the Loan Fund for helping financing their first point-of-sale system. Our Business Program’s very first loan! hungermountain.coop

Hudak Farm, Swanton

Hudak Farm, Swanton

Richard Hudak and Marie Frey have been cultivating Hudak Farm’s 30+ acres of fruits, vegetables and bedding plants for four decades. They now sell the majority of their produce at their farm stand, which we helped finance. hudakfarm.com

Intervale Center, Burlington

Intervale Center, Burlington

The Intervale Center provides educational and entrepreneurial opportunities in sustainable agriculture through its incubation and apprentice programs. Over the years, they’ve worked with the Loan Fund to refinance debt and purchase farming equipment, fostering the next generation VT farmers. intervale.org

Mamava, Burlington

Mamava, Burlington

With Mamava’s innovative lactation suites for nursing and pumping mothers being installed in airports, sports stadiums and hospitals across the country, they came to the Loan Fund for a line of credit to support their booming business. mamava.com

Northern Reliability, Waitsfield

Northern Reliability, Waitsfield

Manufacturers of power storage systems servicing remote locations around the world, Northern Reliability used a VCLF line of credit to help support continued growth. northernreliability.com

Vermont Bean Crafters, Moretown

Vermont Bean Crafters, Moretown

Vermont Bean Crafters makes bean-based burgers and other plant-based products. They’ve used Loan Fund financing for various projects including equipment and inventory purchases. vermontbeancrafters.com

Vermont Smoke and Cure, Hinesburg

Vermont Smoke and Cure, Hinesburg

Crafters of smoked meats and meat snacks, Vermont Smoke and Cure has worked with the Loan Fund to help fuel their growth, leading to relocation to their new Hinesburg facility with triple the space and thirteen new hires. vermontsmokeandcure.com