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Business Resources

Technical Assistance

SPICE offers one-on-one counseling, business plan development, cash flow projections, government registration assistance, permitting advice, marketing, business startup and expansion planning as well as referrals to qualified business development resource persons and organizations. 

Micro-enterprise Loans

SPICE offers business loans at 5% interest for individuals in the SPICE service area. Loans are for start-up, business capital, or expansion of existing businesses.


SPICE compliments Technical Assistance with classroom instruction to further guide participants through the steps of developing a business plan and ultimately opening a new business. SPICE also provides classes for specific business related subjects. Check out our Classes and Events Page for more details.

Business Plan

The SPICE business plan outline is an easy way to begin writing your business plan. The outline is comprised of six sections that ask multiple questions. As you answer the questions in this outline, you begin writing your business plan.
You can download the business plan outline below.

Mentoring Support

SPICE is dedicated to supporting it’s clients, especially loan clients, as they establish and build their businesses.  Using in-person visits, emailing and phone calls, we remain in contact with our clients to offer any assistance or advice and to prevent problems from escalating into unmanageable situations.


MAP aka Microenterprise Assistance Program helps your small business get the funding needed in order to succeed. Check out our Financial Resources Page for more information on receiving a loan.


Want these resources for your business? Get in touch with us.

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