ST. CLOUD (WJON News) - A loan from the Southwest Initiative Foundation will help expand a small business in St. Cloud.

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The Hutchinson-based foundation has announced Prodigy Skate Supply in St. Cloud has received a Microenterprise Loan.

Owner Kyle Davis says the financing will be used to stock up the store and grow the business.

I've already bought (more) gear, clothing, and hoodies. I was able to get the display in the middle, able to get more shoes. Now I have back stock for boards to keep the wall filled and looking nice.

 

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Davis says his goal is to introduce more people to the sport and supply them with unique products not available in bigger retail stores.

I kind of lucked out, I get a lot of new people that come in. I have people that I grew up with that come in here that I grew up with to support, which is awesome. But I've noticed I've seen a lot of new faces in the past year I've been introducing into the skateboard culture, which is kind of why I'm doing what I'm doing.

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The Microenterprise loan program was added to the Southwest Initiative Foundation in 2001 as a tool to help small businesses and individuals wishing to work for themselves. In addition to financing, clients also receive free technical assistance to improve their business management skills.

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