ENTREPRENEURS

ENTREPRENEURS

Building businesses builds communities

New Growth and partners work together as the START HERE Business Acceleration Network to help rural entrepreneurs get going and growing. Making sure rural businesses have the right resources at the right time is our focus. Rural development starts here, with entrepreneurs

Building businesses builds communities

New Growth and partners work together as the START HERE Business Acceleration Network to help rural entrepreneurs get going and growing. Making sure rural businesses have the right resources at the right time is our focus. Rural development starts here, with entrepreneurs.

Business Assistance

START HERE Business Acceleration Network

Find the help your rural business needs. We are pulling resources together for you. Our communities rely on the small businesses our neighbors own, the jobs they offer, and the investments they make in being here long-term.

Financing

START HERE Revolving Loan Fund

The START HERE Revolving Loan Fund provides the microenterprise support and financing that rural startups and small businesses need. This nonprofit community fund is designed to build credit and financial capability so entrepreneurs can advance to traditional bank lending.

Women’s Business Center

The New Growth Women’s Business Center advances rural entrepreneurs in all stages of business development and growth. We focus on the power and potential of rural women to employ themselves, provide jobs for others, and build their local economies and communities.

Business Assistance

START HERE Business Acceleration Network

Find the help your rural business needs. We are pulling resources together for you. Our communities rely on the small businesses our neighbors own, the jobs they offer, and the investments they make in being here long-term.

Financing

The START HERE Revolving Loan Fund provides the microenterprise support and financing that rural startups and small businesses need. This nonprofit community fund is designed to build credit and financial capability so entrepreneurs can advance to traditional bank lending.

Women’s Business Center

The New Growth Women’s Business Center advances rural entrepreneurs in all stages of business development and growth. We focus on the power and potential of rural women to employ themselves, provide jobs for others, and build their local economies and communities.

ENTREPRENEUR NEWS

Housing needed for rural revival

Housing needed for rural revival

A lack of housing options could nip new rural opportunity in the bud. Can the west central Missouri region muster the private-public collaboration and innovation needed to ramp up housing supply? This question is the topic of a “5th Monday” regional networking luncheon 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Monday May 24.

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Two Benton County businesses launch with START HERE support

Two Benton County businesses launch with START HERE support

Two new Benton county businesses are the latest to get the startup boost they need from a new nonprofit financing resource in west central Missouri: The START HERE Revolving Loan Fund. Both are prime examples of what the START HERE Revolving Loan Fund is designed to do: Support rural businesses that are ready to get going and growing but are too new, too small, or too credit-challenged for traditional bank loans.

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Conversation with Food Systems Director Katie Nixon

Conversation with Food Systems Director Katie Nixon

Katie Nixon is a farmer and a leader in the good food movement as Food Systems Director at West Central Missouri Community Action Agency. Backroad Production’s IN FOCUS podcast recently featured a conversation with Katie about several regional food and farm development initiatives, including her work with the New Growth community development corporation team.

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