Total loan: $10,000


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Janesville, WI, United States / Food

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A loan helped an established popcorn business make store updates and continue to grow.

Martha's story

My husband Ron and I moved from Chicago to Janesville, WI in 2010. We went from a big city to a small one and missed having the food choices we had in Chicago. One of those was Chicago-style popcorn. This led us to start experimenting and test-making caramel corn at home. We tested and remade our caramel month after month from scratch until we perfected the taste and consistency. We knew we had a really good recipe. We had an opportunity to be vendors and sell our caramel corn at different events in Janesville. Our customers would often remark that they couldn’t make caramel corn as good as ours, but we didn’t share the secret recipe that we worked so long to perfect. This all led to the opportunity to sell our famous caramel corn out of a store location.