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SmartChoice Commercial Loan Calculator: iOS7 Update
  • Thursday, December 19th, 2013 at 12:13 pm
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When we launched our first smartphone app last year, we got a lot of great feedback. Our design team did a wonderful job building our SmartChoice Commercial Loan Calculator, and the result was a helpful tool for small business owners and their advisors (commercial real estate brokers, commercial mortgage brokers, etc.). With just a couple Read More »

Our 504th SBA 504 Loan…

It’s been 10 years since Mercantile Capital Corporation was founded. When Geof Longstaff and his partners started this company, they got a lot of funny looks from others who thought they were crazy to put all their eggs in one basket. That metaphorical basket was (and is) the SBA 504 loan program. Geof became convinced that this particular Read More »

JFK’s Turkey…
  • Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 at 12:08 pm
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In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past month, last Friday marked the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. It was an event that left an indelible mark on a generation of Americans, and I know there are many who are still fascinated by talk of conspiracy theories Read More »

Small Business Commercial Finance Update for November
  • Monday, November 18th, 2013 at 1:32 pm
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November is a really “thankful” kind of month. We just celebrated Veterans Day (accompanied by ongoing veteran-related news from Washington) and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I’m truly thankful for you and others who read this blog. We at Mercantile Capital Corporation work hard to stay at the forefront of smarter commercial real estate Read More »

Veterans and Small Businesses and Jobs…
  • Friday, November 15th, 2013 at 3:48 pm
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There’s been a lot of talk about veterans lately. The SBA dubbed last week Veterans Small Business Week when it announced that it will waive some of its borrower fees for veterans in the coming year. And First Lady Michelle Obama was here in Orlando yesterday to encourage businesses big and small to hire veterans; Read More »