It took a little longer than expected, but we finally have the video of my testimony before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on March 29th. Believe it or not, I’ve taken a lot of heat for what I said at this Senate Hearing two weeks ago. Some of my comments have been taken out of context, and some folks have fabricated things I never said (or even implied). So, before I’m bombarded with any more criticism for what I said (or didn’t say), I invite you to watch the video for yourself and see what really happened:
As I mentioned in my last blog post, since I was given a very short window to deliver my testimony verbally, I submitted a written testimony that gives greater detail about the recommendations I made to the Senate Committee. If you have questions or concerns about anything I said in the video, or if you just like to have ALL the details (and then some), you can read my full written testimony here.
Also, if you’re a glutton for punishment and would like to watch the FULL Senate Hearing (it’s just under two hours), you can do that here.
So…now that you’ve heard my verbal testimony (for the second time, if you saw it live) and had the chance to read my full written testimony, what do you think about my recommendations for the Senate Committee and the 504 industry? Let me know by leaving a comment below or emailing me at ChrisHurn@MercantileCC.com. And thanks for hearing me out. As you can probably see (and read), I want nothing more than to strengthen and stabilize the SBA 504 loan program so we (and others) can continue using it to help America’s small businesses build wealth. I believe there hasn’t been a better tool to do this, and small businesses deserve this advocacy.
P.S. In case you haven’t heard, we’re having a record year so far. What does that mean for you and other small business owners? It IS POSSIBLE to get financing for owner-occupied commercial real estate projects! I know that lending hasn’t picked up drastically in all parts of the economy, but we’re helping more small business owners every day. If you or someone you know is interested in owning their commercial property, call me at 1-866-622-4504 or email me at ChrisHurn@MercantileCC.com TODAY!
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