What does it mean to encourage an entrepreneur?
At Main Street Corydon, we are committed to encouraging entrepreneurs in downtown Corydon. We want the people who start a business here to know that the whole town is behind them. We want them to succeed! We want them to tell their friends, “Corydon is the best place to start a business.”
So, what does that look like?
There are many ways each of us can encourage those who start businesses in Corydon, from making a point to notice and compliment new landscaping or store displays, to buying goods, to recommending them to your friends and neighbors.
I do think it takes some intentionality. What I mean by that is, if you have thought that you wish Corydon were more vibrant, or had more to offer, then think about who is doing something right and support that effort.
That is where Kiva comes in.
Main Street Corydon has found another way for you to get involved in entrepreneurship: investing in local businesses with a small loan … even $5.00 makes you a part of an entrepreneur’s dream.
In the coming months, and years, you will see many businesses start or expand in our community with the help of Kiva.
Basically, Kiva is a bunch of people coming together to help businesses get started or expand. Instead of going to a bank for a loan, the Kiva entrepreneur submits an application to the Kiva team, who are experienced at reviewing plans of start-ups.
Kiva, along with the local trustee (Main Street Corydon), decide whether to place the potential entrepreneur on the Kiva site, where the whole community - and even the whole world - can make a short term (24 month) loan to them.
Your $5.00 loan can say to an entrepreneur, “I like your idea!” or
“I’m behind you!” or
“Welcome to Corydon!” or
“Keep up the great work … we are glad you are expanding here!”
Visit the Kiva Zip site for our newest Downtown Corydon business, Digital Now IT:
Shine on Corydon ... encourage an entrepreneur,