Today, Noble Cider just got a big leg up on our funding search. We’re happy to announce that we secured a $40,000 loan from AdvantageWest Economic Development Group, western North Carolina’s regional economic development commission. Through their Advantage Opportunity Fund program, Noble Cider will receive not only a loan with great terms, but also business coaching through the Blue Ridge Entrepreneurial Counsel (BREC). With the infusion of money, we’ll be able to purchase the needed fermentation, filtration, kegging, and refrigeration equipment. And spread the good word that is Noble Cider, i.e. good marketing.
Another WNC company that has received funding through AOF is another fellow fermenter – Buchi Kombucha!
The best part – besides getting geeky on equipment research and planning: we can stop asking our friends and family for money! :)