504 Loan Blog

Atlas Shrugged last night…

First of all, a big THANK YOU to everyone who made it out to our private screening of Atlas Shrugged Part II last night. We gave out all 282 tickets we had, and over 220 people joined us for the movie. If you weren’t able to make it for whatever reason (a lot of our Read More »

Shattering records like The Avengers…sort of…

Just like The Avengers, which broke the all-time record this year for an opening weekend (making $207.4 million at the box office), this has been a record-smashing year for Mercantile Capital Corporation so far. In just the first six months of 2012, we’ve closed one more loan than we did in all of 2011 (which Read More »

The SBA Should NOT Be Abolished…

The Wall Street Journal announced last week that an upcoming special report will explore the pros and cons of abolishing the U.S. Small Business Administration. This comes in response to President Obama wanting to consolidate a handful of government agencies, and while I’m generally all for streamlining and simplifying government, I’m against what’s being proposed Read More »

We’re Growing Again!

There are lots of reasons why it’s easy for me to get jazzed up about working with small business owners, and one of them is that they are job creators. It’s a fact that the majority of new jobs are created by small and medium-sized businesses — the kind that we work with day-in and Read More »

Andrea Bocelli’s Tribute to Whitney Houston
  • Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 1:42 pm

This past Sunday night in Orlando, world-famous Italian tenor, Andrea Bocelli performed a Valentine’s Day concert.  It was just a day after the passing of Whitney Houston.  Always the gentleman, Bocelli dedicated this song/prayer to her before the live Orlando audience (including Chris and his wife).  After listening and watching, if you’d like to watch Read More »