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Your Cheat Sheet on the 2019 SBA 504 SOP Update

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Are you a lender who provides SBA 504 real estate loans, a small business looking to buy a building, or in any way involved with the 504 industry? If you answered yes, you’ll want to get up to speed on the latest version of the SBA’s 504 SOP, or standard operating procedure. (A 504 loan,…

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Major Update to the SBA 159 Form: What Lenders and Small Business Borrowers Need to Know

December 5, 2018 | Small Business Loans
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U.S. Small Business Administration officials have revised a key form to clarify what many view as the murky subject of fee disclosure in the SBA lending process, in an effort to throw much-needed light on the practice and ensure SBA loans remain affordable, industry experts say. Made mandatory on Nov. 1, the major update involves…

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North Park Revival Fueled by Affordable Capital for Small Businesses

November 28, 2018 | Small Business Loans
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Walking the commercial streets of the North Park neighborhood in San Diego, it would be hard to imagine that only 40 years ago it was in a sad state of decline. Empty storefronts were commonplace and shoppers were sparse. What a contrast with the vibrancy you feel today strolling through this eclectic hub of commerce…

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Craft beer industry spurs $1.1B in economic output in San Diego, grows with SBA business loans

November 6, 2018 | Small Business Loans
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You know the hop tide has turned when the so-called “king of beers” has fallen from its throne while craft beer continues to soak up the market share lost by legacy breweries. A niche industry even a decade ago, craft beer is now a $26 billion business nationwide. In San Diego County alone, its estimated…

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Small Business Owners: 4 Smart Ways to Stay on Top of Your Business Property Taxes

October 9, 2018 | Small Business Loans
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If your business owns real estate, whether it’s a building or land, then expect tax bills to come your way as long as they’re in your possession. It almost goes without saying: Tax season is hardly an enjoyable time. But with the right planning and foresight, you can avoid allowing business property taxes to sneak…

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SMALL BUSINESSES ARE THE HEART OF SAN DIEGO’S ECONOMY

August 30, 2018 | Small Business Loans

The following is a guest post from U.S. Congresswoman Susan Davis, representative for the 53rd District in San Diego County. Back in her home district for Congress’ summer recess, Congresswoman Davis toured two small businesses to inform the owners of federal resources available to them and to hear first-hand how SBA financing helped their businesses…

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Chilcott: Financing Option Expands the Window of Opportunity

August 2, 2018 | Small Business Loans

This reprinted column by Kurt Chilcott, CEO and president of CDC Small Business Finance, appeared in the August 2018 Commercial Edition of the Scotsman Guide. The new 25-year SBA 504 loan can help you close more commercial-property deals There’s a new financing tool available to commercial mortgage brokers and their small-business clients. It’s the 25-year U.S. Small…

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Buying Building Versus Leasing Keeps Biotech Company on Steady Growth Path

July 17, 2018 | Small Business Loans

As small businesses grow, running out of room can be a challenge, requiring a space reconfiguration or even a move to a larger facility. Biosero, a San Diego-based software development/laboratory integration company serving the biotech and pharmaceutical industries nationwide, was growing 35% a year and facing a lease expiration when its owners decided to look…

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How buying warehouse property helped this Southern Calif. mascot plush-toy maker boost business, double hiring

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If you’ve ever been inside a college bookstore and touched school swag in plush-toy form, then you’ve likely experienced a Mascot Factory product. The Mascot Factory was founded in 1999 by Dee Mazza, who remains the creative force behind the company’s unique and detailed designs. Benjamin Lee joined as a partner in 2005, and together,…

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