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Big News: Announcing Small Business Loan Secondary Market Growth…
  • Thursday, October 31st, 2013 at 3:37 pm
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 Secondary Market Growth for Small Business Loans

You may have noticed that the frequency of blogs and emails from me took a dip in the middle part of this year. It’s not because we got lazy — far from it. We’ve been hard at work for our small business clients (as usual) but we’ve also been working on several partnerships that will grow the secondary market for SBA 504 first mortgages. What does this mean for you and/or the small business owners you work with? Here’s the press release we launched just a few minutes ago which details some specifics of our agreement and the impact this will have on America’s small business lending (and our overall economy)…

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Creepy Small Business Finance Update for Octoberween…
  • Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at 5:10 pm
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Creepy Commercial Finance Update

It’s October, and I’ve got Halloween on the brain. Several years ago, my family started the tradition of sending Halloween cards. We pick a theme, have professional photos taken, and get ahead of the holiday card rush. Last year, we did an Alice in Wonderland theme. The Addams Family was another of my favorites. I could go on about this but know you’re busy, so I’ll get to the point: I have a lot of fun at home and at the office around Halloween.

Even our Commercial Finance Update has taken a turn for the creepy this month. As usual, you’ll find up-to-date information about our below-market interest rates and you can read about a project we worked on for one of our clients (this one is in Sebastian, FL), but there

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Small Business Commercial Finance Update for August…
  • Tuesday, August 20th, 2013 at 3:09 pm
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Commercial Finance Update - August 2013

The economy’s in full-blown recovery mode…or is it? Economic reports say things are getting better, but I know for a fact that many small business owners still don’t have the certainty or confidence to make significant growth decisions (hiring, expansion, etc.). I can’t say I blame them, but I believe that we really are on the upswing (though it may be a slow swing).

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Small Business Commercial Finance Update for July…

Small Business Commercial Finance Update for July…

Whether you’re interested in owning commercial real estate for your business or you have small business clients looking for owner-user commercial property, we’ve got you covered. Our Commercial Finance Update for July gives you the latest interest rates, details about our smarter financing, a success story from one of our small business clients, and more.

Click the image below to view the full PDF file, which you can then print or save for future reference:

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Entrepreneurial Founding Fathers

Entrepreneurial Founding Fathers

When the United States of America was founded by those who went before us, an enormous entrepreneurial experiment began. Massive risks were taken by the men who declared their independence from those who sought to oppress them, and those of us who are business owners understand what that’s like. Now, the stakes are a bit different — very little blood is shed over a startup business these days — but the risks are real and very scary at times. It can feel like life-or-death more often than any of us would like to admit. So, as we approach America’s Independence Day, I’d like America’s small business owners to know that their ingenuity, hard work, sacrifices, and determination to succeed are appreciated and admirable.

However, did you know that Independence Day was technically yesterday? I wrote about this a couple years ago, but I just find it fascinating and must re-share. The Second Continental Congress voted to declare independence from Britain on July 2nd, 1776, and John Adams (our second President) had this to say about it:

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