Craft3 is committed to helping you succeed.
We have been working with small business owners for more than two decades. We understand that while financing is important, there are many other steps to successfully launching and growing a business. While the process and the order of the steps can vary depending on your business and your situation, applying for a loan is rarely one of the first steps, and never the last step.
For many business owners we've worked with, the language of finance was hard to understand, and they did not yet know how to create financial projections. In order to empower business owners and to remove barriers to accessing financing, we have created a variety of downloadable resources.
Learn how to create financial projections and download a template to get started on yours.
We hope this business journey worksheet helps you think about your next steps and anticipate potential setbacks.
If you’re interested in starting or expanding a business, you’ll likely encounter lots of terms and acronyms. This glossary will hopefully help you make sense of unfamiliar words and equip you for your business journey.
Learn about common steps in setting up and launching a new business.
We want to make the loan process as clear and transparent as possible. Here are some resources to support business preparation and growth.
If you have a client who's a food or beverage processor and doesn't meet your bank’s requirements, see how Craft3 may be able to help with a RLOC.
There are many types of debt financing. The terms vary greatly and it’s essential that you understand them and the tradeoffs involved.
A simple guide from the U.S. Small Business Administration to developing a business plan, an essential document for all startup businesses.
To start and grow a business, you’ll likely need capital and a trusted financing partner. Learn how Craft3 can help with a loan up to $250,000.
To expand and grow a business, you’ll likely need capital and a trusted financing partner. Learn how Craft3 can help with a loan over $250,000.
When Sundown Hazen of Chesed Farms first connected with Craft3, he had a solid idea but didn’t have a business plan. We recommended he work with the local Small Business Development Center on a business plan. He put in that work, came back to Craft3, and we were able to make a loan for him to build out a new warehouse space.
"Small businesses are heart of our local economies. Entrepreneurship for immigrants and folks of color can be difficult through no fault of their own. My life’s work revolves around empowering underserved communities, and helping people reimagine what the future can hold."