Loan fund helping women and minorities start businesses

October 10, 2019 06:45 PM

If you walk down a section of Broadway in Troy, you'll find a number of businesses owned by women.

Now, the Community Loan Fund in Albany is hoping to help more women in the Capital Region become the boss.


One of the people that loan fund helped is Charlotte Guyton.

Growing up in a military family, she says she never called just one place home.

However, one constant in her life was board games, so she thought opening up a board game café on Broadway, Bard & Baker, was a no-brainer.

When she needed help in understanding how to start the business, she turned to the Community Loan Fund in Albany.

Because of logistics, some people are unable to take advantage of their onsite programs. So with the help of a $175,000 grant from JPMorgan Chase, they've just launched a new online business training program and it's free.

Learn more about how the Community Loan Fund has helped women like Guyton and others looking to start a business by watching the video of Elaine Houston's story.

MORE INFORMATION: Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region | Bard & Baker


Elaine Houston & WNYT Staff

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