How the Program Works

At Samuel Adams we believe that passionate, driven people can make their dream of small business ownership a reality. In partnership with leading microlender Accion, Brewing the American Dream increases the success of small food, beverage, craft brewing, & hospitality businesses nationwide by combining expert business coaching and advising with access to small business capital.

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Small business loans from $500-$25,000: Food and beverage small business owners can get the capital needed to expand or start a business, purchase inventory or equipment, market a business, pay licensing fees, and more! Learn more here :

Speed coaching events:

Through Samuel Adams Speed Coaching, small business owners in food, beverage and brewing can get expert, personalized business advice that they otherwise wouldn't be able to access, but that can have a tremendous impact on business success. Attendees have the opportunity to participate in up to six 20-minute, high-impact sessions with professionals who offer expertise ranging from packaging to sales and distribution to finance, legal, e-commerce, marketing and more.  Since launching Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream 2008, we have distributed more than $3 million dollars in capital to more than 350 small food and beverage businesses nationwide enabling them to create or retain more than 2,000 local jobs. We have coached more than 4,000 small business owners at our signature Speed Cpaching events.

About Accion

Brewing the American Dream’s program partner, Accion, is the leading national microfinance network in the United States. With over 20 years of experience lending to small businesses, food and beverage entrepreneurs find a partner they can trust in Accion. When you apply for a Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream loan, you’ll find loan consultants who understand your business, a personal lending process that looks at more than just credit, and people willing to go the extra mile to help you succeed.



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