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CEO Conversations: Addressing the Wealth Gap at Scale

September 25, 2020 | Company News
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Welcome to the second video of our new series, “CEO Conversations,” where CDC Small Business Finance’s CEO Kurt Chilcott and Capital Impact Partners CEO, Ellis Carr discuss the new alliance. In this video, the CEO conversations revolve around how the two organizations plan to address the wealth gap at scale. If you haven’t watched it…

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Pets, People and Small Business Growth Bring SBA Honor to Kahoots Partners

September 24, 2020 | SBA 504 Loans

You’ve heard the well-worn line about small businesses starting out of a garage. While that’s often true, entrepreneurs Mike Bittinger and Ethan Tunnell did the adage one better. They started their Kahoots Feed & Pet Stores business literally out the back of a pickup truck. “My dad loaned me $1,000 for a truck and we…

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Small Business Entrepreneur Fights to Brew More Success

September 18, 2020 | PPP loan

For many office-based professionals, adjusting to the pandemic has just meant grabbing their laptop and setting up shop at home. For Rawley Macias, owner of Rouleur Brewing Company in Carlsbad, it hasn’t been that easy. “We can’t bring all these home,” Rawley said, nodding to the eight massive brewing tanks in the back of his…

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CEO Conversations: A New Alliance

September 10, 2020 | Company News
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CDC Small Business Finance and Capital Impact Partners recently announced a new alliance between the two companies.  We recognized that we had a special opportunity to create greater change together than we could individually in the communities we serve and beyond. This is an exciting journey we are embarking on and we want to share…

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5 C’s of Credit: What Lenders Are Looking For (expert advice)

September 3, 2020 | Small Business Loans
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What are the 5 C’s of Credit? The 5 C’s of Credit are the five criteria many business lenders use to learn about potential borrowers. The 5 C’s help them determine whether or not to give you a business loan.  The 5 C’s of Credit are: 1. Character 2. Capacity 3. Capital 4. Collateral 5.…

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Make Better Small Business Videos and Photos (5 quick tips)

August 28, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
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The necessity of small business videos and photos continues to grow. It is now more important than ever for small businesses to create content that captures people’s attention.  Creating content doesn’t have to be hard. Even if your only tool is a phone, there are some quick and easy ways to ensure your small business…

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Commitment to minority-owned small businesses ensures struggling entrepreneur gets PPP loan

August 20, 2020 | PPP loan
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Rosie Torres is grateful. So grateful. Her gratitude peppers even a short conversation. Make no mistake, she is genuine in her thankfulness, especially for the chain of events that led her to getting an SBA PPP loan (Payroll Protection Program) to help keep open the doors of her modest Fresno flower shop as the COVID-19…

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Start-up Small Business Owner Banking on the Sweet Taste of Success

August 11, 2020 | Success Story

Yen “Mark” Tran was well into his third decade working as a network engineer and project manager for multinational giant AT&T when he could no longer avoid the itch.  “I’d always wanted to own my own small business,” said Tran. “It was always a dream of mine.” So after 22 years managing complex teams and…

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August 4, 2020 | Company News
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  CDC Small Business Finance has always evolved its services and offerings in order to best serve both small business owners and their communities. As we looked to the future, we saw a tremendous opportunity to do more, give more and make a bigger difference.  With that in mind, more than a year ago, we…

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