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What We’ve Already Done

Owner

Nate Bissell

Owner

Bissell Maple Farm

“Partnering with ACAP turned out to be a pretty sweet deal.”

“I knew quite a bit about making maple syrup, but not much about turning it into a business. ACAP learned my business and then helped me turn it into a plan. From production, to operations, to hiring and financing, I don’t think there’s anything they couldn’t help you with. My business wouldn’t be where it is without their help.”

Owner

Stacy Stevenson

Owner

The Bakery On Main

“They helped me with the dough and s-o-o-o much more!”

“They provided a step-by-step guide from conception to actually opening and owning my own business. I had a pretty good idea of what it would take but ACAP filled in all the knowledge gaps. Don’t get me wrong, starting a business is hard work, but they made it so much easier. If you have a business idea, I can’t urge you strongly enough to reach out.”

Owners

Troy & Laurie Dalrymple

Owners

Marianne’s Chocolates

“We had the recipes but ACAP had the ingredients for success.”

“Everybody that’s been through their programs will tell you the same thing, there is literally nothing about business they can’t help you with. One of the biggest things for us was simple money management. They helped us understand and manage our fixed and variable costs which helped us maximize our profit.”

Owners

Alexa & Brandon Hart

Owners

Harbor Yak

“Without ACAP, Harbor Yak wouldn’t be where it is today.”

“After being turned down by the banks, and feeling defeated, ACAP came along and helped us turn our dream into a reality. They forced us outside of our comfort zone and taught us how to run a business. We had a vision, and they fully supported it. They provide us with consistent direction and support through every phase of our business. Their influence has played a significant role in our success.”

Owner

Kelly Sposito

Owner

Harbor Perk Coffeehouse & Roasting Co.

“They made starting my business much less of a grind.”

“I just wanted to be my own boss and it wouldn’t have happened without ACAP. Aside from all the training and business plan development (that I never could have done without them) they provided ideas to GROW my business that would have never occurred to me. How to market to both by customers and my people.”

Owners

Eric and Diane Frantz

Owners

Hearthside Grove Lake Erie

“ACAP helps keep our business rolling along”

“Our entrepreneurial idea was probably a little different than most. (We don’t think most start-ups involve bulldozers!) If ACAP could help us with earth moving, EPA guidelines and regulations, zoning ordinances and construction infrastructure development then they can help your business with anything. We don’t think there’s a single business problem they can’t solve.”