Technical Assistance

FORGE can help individuals form sound business ideas with expert advice.

In addition to and in conjunction with the loan program, FORGE also provides business specific technical assistance. These programs include classroom studies in subjects such as how to write a business plan, how to market products and services, and how to manage finances. These programs are offered to current and prospective borrowers, as well as the general public. FORGE can also provide new or struggling business owners with mentors, and through a network of contacts can help owners find trained professionals to help them when they need specific assistance with legal, financial, or strategic challenges.

As a community service FORGE also works with Credit Counseling to host seminars in local schools to help high school seniors understand credit and avoid predatory lenders.

Attending a technical assistance class is not a substitute for a good business plan and relevant skills but it is one more link in the chain that will help a family reach its dreams. 

Contact

Phone: (479) 738-1585
Email: forge@forgefund.org
Fax: (479) 738-6288
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1138
Huntsville, AR 72740

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Legal

The Federal Equal Credit Oppurtunity Act (ECOA) prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract), because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program, or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.

Mission

FORGE, through its community based lending activities, seeks to promote community development and enhance the quality of life and economic sustainability of agrarian communities by linking...

Investors with Borrowers
Urban and Rural Communities
Consumers with Producers
Low income groups with Basic Affordable Credit

Disclaimer Notice: The Federal Equal Credit Opportunity Act (ECOA) prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age (provided the applicant has the capacity to enter into a binding contract), because all or part of the applicant’s income derives from any public assistance program, or because the applicant has in good faith exercised any right under the Consumer Credit Protection Act.