When it comes to raising capital for your business, are you familiar with the options that may be available to you, including the benefits and tradeoffs of each?

Capital Compass® was designed to help you understanding the factors that affect what type of business loan or investment might best fit you and your business. Capital Compass® is not designed to make decisions for you or for a financier. It was developed by the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund and its Vested for Growth program.

Capital Compass® video tutorial

Capital Compass® will pose a series of multiple-choice questions, which will take five to 10 minutes to answer. As you submit each answer, three dials—representing debt, royalty and equity—will display what your responses so far may indicate about your potential suitability for each of those three types of financing. At any time, you may change your answers, and even click back to previous pages, to see how those changes move the dials.

After you click the Get Your Report button on the final page, you will see a detailed results page showing your scores based on the answers you provided.

You can then:

  • Return to the Compass tool
  • Print your results
  • Provide your e-mail address and have a link to your report sent to you
  • If yours is a New Hampshire-based business, request a FREE 30-minute review and consultation with our Business Finance staff
  • Return to the Vested for Growth Web site

Terms of use

Capital Compass®, and the results it generates, are not intended to constitute advice, nor should they be used as a substitute for specific professional advice. You should not act (or refrain from acting) based upon information provided by Capital Compass® without independently verifying the information and, as necessary, obtaining professional advice regarding your particular facts and circumstances.

The New Hampshire Community Loan Fund reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate, change, suspend or discontinue any aspect of Capital Compass® at any time and/or to restrict, suspend or terminate your access to it and/or any portion thereof, at any time, for any reason or for no reason at all, without prior notice or any notice.

Privacy and security

The privacy and security of sensitive information is important to us. The Community Loan Fund site, which hosts Capital Compass®, uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to secure the online transmission of sensitive information. All identifying information is transmitted over a secure SSL-encrypted connection.

Any identifying information you choose to provide to us in connection with your use of Capital Compass® and your Capital Compass® responses, if associated with such information and not submitted anonymously, will be subject to the Community Loan Fund’s Privacy Notice and, in general, we will use such information only for the purposes for which such information was provided to us. We may also use it to confirm and fulfill a request or inquiry you are making, to follow up on that request or inquiry and/or to communicate with you as necessary. We may share such information with our affiliates. It will not be shared, however, with third parties (other than our service providers), unless such disclosure is necessary to: (a) comply with the law or legal process served on the Community Loan Fund; (b) detect, prevent and/or otherwise address fraud, security and/or technical issues; and/or (c) otherwise comply with applicable laws. Service providers with whom we may share such information, however, are required to protect this information and not to use it for any purpose other than to carry out the services they are performing for the Community Loan Fund.

Your use of the Capital Compass® will not result in your being added to any mail or e-mail distribution list, nor will we use your information to solicit you for any purpose.

Disclaimer of warranties/limitation of liability

Capital Compass® is provided on an "as is" basis without any warranties of any kind, either express or implied. To the fullest extent permitted by law, the Community Loan Fund hereby disclaims all express, implied, statutory and other warranties, guarantees or representations, including, without limitation, any warranties of title, merchantability, non infringement, and of fitness for particular purpose. Without limitation, the Community Loan Fund makes no warranties about the accuracy and reliability of Capital Compass® or about the results to be obtained from using such tool. The Community Loan Fund does not warrant that Capital Compass® will operate error-free.

In no event shall the Community Loan Fund be liable for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages, lost profits, or damages resulting from lost data or business interruption) resulting from or relating to, Capital Compass® or its use, whether based on warranty, contract, tort, or any other legal theory, and whether or not the Community Loan Fund is advised of the possibility of such damages.

By using or accessing Capital Compass® you are accepting the above terms. If you do not agree with them, you should not use or access Capital Compass®.

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