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MAJOR Announcement from Mercantile Capital Corporation…

Today we’re releasing some major news … something we’ve kept under-the-radar screen since last year when I visited Nepal. Read the full release below, leave me a comment to let me know your thoughts, and stay tuned for further details on this. ********************** News Release (with photos) Mercantile Capital Corporation Announces Participation in Elephant Soccer Read More »

Christmas and Capitalism (not as unrelated as you may think) . . .

I read an email the other day from one of my favorite economists, Brian Wesbury. I like him because he’s usually a contrarian, voicing opinions very different from most others, and he’s generally an optimist like me (though we seem to have almost gone “out of fashion” these past few years). I’ve copied Brian’s message Read More »

The SBA 504 Experts Announce the Lowest Rate Ever . . . Again . . .
  • Thursday, September 9th, 2010 at 9:46 am

In early August I announced that the 20-year, fixed interest rate for SBA 504 loans (aka SmartChoice Commercial Loans) had fallen below 5.00% for only the second time in history. Well, I’ve got even better news this month . . . The 20-year, fixed interest rate on all SBA 504 loan projects has now fallen Read More »

One of America’s greatest chefs used an SBA 504 loan . . .
  • Wednesday, June 16th, 2010 at 10:12 am
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I tell people all the time that the SBA 504 loan is the “best-kept secret” in commercial real estate financing for a myriad of reasons. But I know not everyone believes me wholeheartedly. To this day, the SBA 504 loan is still considered a second-tier or third-tier financing option by many people, and often it’s Read More »

Memorial Day Follow-Up

Trey here. I’m Chris’ second-in-command in the marketing department here at Mercantile. Chris is out of town this week, spending some much-deserved time with his family, so I’ve decided to commandeer the blog while he’s not here. You probably know by now that Chris has a second business, a barbershop franchise called Kennedy’s All-American Barber Read More »