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Accelerating Appalachia open for applications in fall of 2018

However, we take inquiries for businesses who are seeking guidance and investment year-round! If you have any questions, please contact Sara Day Evans, saraday@acceleratingapplachia.org.

 

Is your business a fit?… 

Accelerating Appalachia connects nature-based businesses from the rural and urban hubs of central and southern Appalachia to help expand their customer base, supply chains, peer, mentor and potential investor network. Nature-based businesses and entrepreneurs in the following sectors are encouraged to apply:

  • Farming
  • Food
  • Forest products (natural building) and non-timber forest products (ginseng, mushrooms, fruit & nut trees)
  • Fiber/Textiles
  • Botanicals/Wellness
  • Other innovative triple bottom-line businesses with special consideration for innovators and entrepreneurs from marginalized populations.

We are particularly excited to announce our partnership with Kiva Zip. Kiva is a platform that crowdfunds micro loans and is offering 0% interest loans up to $10,000 to farmers in the United States and gives the business incredible exposure. Businesses in the agriculture industry can have difficulty fitting within the terms of formal banking institutions; Kiva better meets the needs of farmers and their financial needs.

 

 

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download from my travels west coming, but for now just a link to 24 “must read” blogs for entrepreneurs

http://www.businessinsider.com/24-must-read-blogs-for-entrepreneurs-2012-6?op=1

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getting funding to start a business

http://www.businessplanexecutivesummary.com/2012/03/the-truth-about-how-to-get-funding-to-start-a-business.html

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simple, practical tips for getting a Microloan for your business

not slick or sexy, but useful 13 min guide for startups starting small business. plow through it, and maybe make a slick sexy vid with same content.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfhMbyuGwa4&feature=player_embedded#!