Attention Michigan-based Entrepreneurs Connected to the Land and Food System: ShadeFund Offers Small Loans
It was announced today through the Michigan State University Extension system that ShadeFund, a nonprofit organization dedicated to green businesses and sustainability, is offering small loans to MSU Product Center clients as well as businesses connected to the land and food system that support the same food, agriculture, natural resources and bio-economy enterprises served by the MSU Product Center. These loans provide access to working capital and equipment.
In the past, ShadeFund has provided loans to farms that have helped farmers purchase equipment, increase productivity, and conserve water. The MSU Product Center helps Michigan entrepreneurs develop and commercialize high-value, consumer-responsive products and businesses in the food, agriculture, natural resources and bio-economy sectors. As a client with the MSU Product Center, an entrepreneur may further develop and commercialize a business concept before seeking financial resources.
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