May 3rd, 2016 – Rural Business Accelerator.
Located in the baggage room at the Rocky Ford Chamber Building. This is a Business Lending Center Event!
This is an official Colorado Small Business Week Event!
If you were able to get a low interest loan for $20,000 do you think you could hire an additional employee? Is there a new piece of equipment that would put you over the edge of getting that next employee? WE WANT TO TALK TO YOU!
Tell us about the employee you haven’t hired yet. There is a loan program to help you get get the things you need to get the employees you need for your business. Sounds crazy right!! Otero Partners, Inc. is a county loan program that is specifically designed to increase employment in Otero and Las Animas Counties. This program has been around for over a decade, and we are looking for qualified businesses to make loans to so that we can increase employment right here in Otero County.
What are we looking for? Highly motivated business owners that are in the manufacturing, retail, hospitality, medical, dental, decorating……. Wait, make this simple if you are not an agricultural or cannabis related business, you probably are eligible for these loans. We want businesses that have been in business for two years, have an established plan, and a specific use for a loan. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to refinance debt. What we are able to do, is help you buy the tooling, equipment, and inventory to get another person on the payroll.
You might say, “I haven’t been in business for two years” That is ok. If you haven’t, we just want to see a well developed business plan. Don’t have one? We will have the coolest people from the SBDC there to help you get started on one.
Not only will we have the SBDC on site, but First National Bank will be on site with refreshments. It is very important to have a great local bank to deposit you economic development loan funds! Be sure to ask them about all of the great products that they offer for Small Businesses!
Finally, as a benefit to your organization during small business week, we are waiving application fees for businesses that are a member of the chamber of commerce. Not a member? We thought of that…. So….. Rocky Ford Chamber will be there with membership forms to get you signed up!