The Fulton Area Development Fund has plans to help support prospective home-based businesses.
Through the Create. Showcase. Sell. project, the foundation will pay for a booth at the Fulton Farmers Market, a tent, a folding table and a customized banner for five winning applicants.
"The goal of the FADF through Create. Showcase. Sell. is to help support those individuals who are creating products and produce at home, and help them sell their products to the public," Callaway Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Tamara Tateosian said.
The goal is to support new businesses that want to introduce their products to the public and test the market — established businesses will not be considered.
"It's for if they do any kind of side hobby like maybe printing T-shirts or making candles and they want to introduce those to the public," Chamber marketing and special event coordinator Justis Smith said. "These are people who maybe sold to people before, but they aren't established and are hoping to get a larger scale and learn what tests well on the market."
Applications are due April 19 and can be found at https://www.callawaychamber.net/56138-2/. Completed applications can be returned by emailing Tateosian at [email protected] or at 510 Market St. in Fulton.
Winners will be chosen by April 29 and will have the opportunity to set up their booth at the farmers market beginning May 1.
The farmers market returns to Fulton in May and will run through October.
"Seeing businesses flourish in our community is one way we know the FADF is successful in providing support and growth opportunities to our small businesses," Tatesoian said.