Windom business benefits from Microenterprise Loan Program
Brent and Megan Bramstedt, owners of Town N Country Appliance in Windom, MN, recently received loan assistance from the Southwest Initiative Foundation’s (SWIF) Microenterprise Loan Program for the expanding needs of their appliance and electronics store. Town N Country Appliance has been in business in the community for over 50 years and the Bramstedts have been successfully operating the store since 2007. The business is located at 205 9th St.
Town N Country offers a full line of LG, Whirlpool, Amana and Speed Queen household appliances, as well as Toshiba and Mitsubishi televisions and electronics, HeatNGlo fireplaces and DIRECTV. The also offer full service repairs. Regular store hours are Mondays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Tuesdays through Fridays 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; and Saturdays 8 a.m. to noon. More information is available online at www.townncountryappliance.com and weekly specials are offered on the Town N Country Appliance Inc Facebook page. Brent or Megan can be reached at 507-831-3938.
“Brent and Megan have done a fine job with their appliance and electronics sales and service business, providing a business asset to the community of Windom,” said SWIF Program Officer Kurt Thompson. “SWIF is happy to be of service to the this business.”
SWIF’s Microenterprise Loan Program offers loans of up to $35,000 for starting or expanding for-profit small businesses located within the 18 counties of southwest Minnesota. This program also now serves Wright, Carver and southern Stearns counties.
In addition to financing, SWIF provides free technical assistance to all clients who have received a loan through the Microenterprise Program for the life of the loan. SWIF staff and business consultants provide one-to-one business planning, accounting, marketing and other training opportunities that will help entrepreneurs succeed in their venture.
SWIF’s Microenterprise Loan Program receives funding assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Department of Agriculture.