Success stories

"When I can inspire other people to match what I’ve given, it just makes me feel like we’ve accomplished so much more."
"Lean" describes more than the meat at Brookford Farm, where Luke Mahoney has embraced progressive business practices.
Earning fixed-rate interest while supporting N.H. people and organizations was the solution for the Monadnock Folklore Society.
Stony Brook Estates' 2014 conversion to resident ownership kept homes affordable for its retirees.
After declaring bankruptcy and losing their previous house to foreclosure, Wanita and Kevin Ordway wondered if they'd ever again own a home.
Ben's Maple Products and Abigail's Bakery are just two of the businesses that have benefited from working with consultants through the Farm Food Initiative.
Child care and early-education programs operate on paper-thin profit margins, yet must remain affordable to working families. The Business of Child Care Initiative helps directors sharpen their business skills.
Image 4 has been at the cutting edge of perfecting customer experience since the 1980s. When the company's orders spiked and it needed additional equipment, a loan from the Community Loan Fund helped it meet the growing demand.
Pine Grove’s MHP Cooperative's board of directors is all about on-the-job training and education. That self-sufficient attitude has strengthened the finances and the camaraderie of the West Swanzey resident-owned community.
Woody Bigos's childhood experiences taught him, “Where you have a fertile or productive field, you’re either going to have waste or opportunity.” In the tangled messes of metal and fluid in machine shops, he saw waste and opportunity.