Who's it for?
Our primary focus with this loan is to provide funding for entrepreneurs that are working or starting a business that is involved with healthy food products.
What problem does it solve?
In today's fast-paced world it is hard to find places that sell genuinely healthy foods, and with this fund, we are hoping to encourage entrepreneurs to build this industry.
How does it help?
Carolina Small Business will provide funds to these entrepreneurs in between the amounts of $50,000 to $250,000.
Salt & Smoke is a grassroots operation that started out as a pop-up kitchen at Burial Beer Co., where Josiah and Shannon would cook from home, set up a make-shift kitchen at the brewery, and ask guests to pay whatever they thought reasonable for each dish. They were elated to see that people enjoyed the food and soon enough the owners of Burial offered a permanent fixture. Since it wasn’t feasible to build out a full kitchen on the property, Josiah and Shannon have to think outside the box. When they found out about custom-built food trailers, they reached out to Carolina Small Business Development Fund for a loan to purchase one and since then have added two employees to their team. That fixture, now attached to the brewery, has become the small home where they produce and serve all the dishes. Now that they have a fully operational kitchen, Josiah wanted to expand the menu and follow his passion.