Help When You Need It

We want you to be supported as you start & expand your business.  We are currently focusing on Food Businesses.  If you have an idea for a food business or are just starting your business, our services can help you!

Step One:  Fill out the intake form

Please fill out the intake form so we can review your information to direct you to the right place more quickly.  We will contact you within  3- 5 business days.

Step Two: Attend our boot camp

Food Business Foundations Boot Camp

We invite local experts to provide you with the steps you need to start your food business.  This  6 session course over 2 weeks covers recipe development, food licensing, business licensing and insurance, cash-flow, marketing, sales channels and more. 

If you have already fill out the intake form, you can see more information on the Program Calendar and register for boot camp by email at micromercantes@haciendacdc.org

Step Three: Enroll in our program services

If you have completed our boot camp, we will give you a simple application for our Program Services.

  • We will review your application. If you are accepted, you can take advantage of our program services. In case you do not qualify we also provide Business Advising for a fee.

Our Program Services include:

  • Business Advising
  • Business Seminars
  • IDAs or "matched savings accounts" to fund your business
  • Lending Circles - Financially backed by Hacienda CDC
  • Opportunities to sell in one day events
  • Affordable Rent in the Kitchen