January 28, 2024
CWE breathed life into our business. They have given us hope, continue to support us, and genuinely want to see us succeed.
What inspired their business?
Hannington and Catherine were working at a Burlington Vermont hotel where guests were always asking them advice about how to get around and what to visit. Their business idea came from identifying the need for a touring company and Hannington’s experience being around a lot of trolleys when he lived in Savannah Georgia.
Burlington Trolley Tours offers year round, daily narrated sightseeing tours in Burlington, Vermont, as well as seasonal experiences and private rentals. The tour packages are fun, informative, and perfect for all ages of both out-of-state tourists and local residents who want to learn more about the area.
The community is very upbeat about the tours which are informative and help to preserve the history of Burlington.
How has CWE helped Barbara, Hannington, and Catherine in their journey?
Barbara, Hannington, and Catherine credit CWE in getting their business rolling. CWE trained them on writing a winning business plan using the LivePlan program so that they could get funding for their first Trolley from the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF). Before meeting CWE and VCLF, they had been rejected by a financial institution.
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