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What is CDC Small Business Finance reading? Bestsellers we couldn’t put down

April 23, 2019 | Community
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Around the literal and proverbial water cooler at CDC Small Business Finance, you’re bound to hear management and staff alike sharing their most irresistible, must-read books of the moment. Whether it’s a Depression-era piece or a tell-all from a legendary food writer — many of us enjoy sinking into a…

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Last-minute Tax Prep Tips for Your Small Business

April 11, 2019 | Community

This blog post originally appeared on SmallBizDaily, a content partner and website dedicated to all things entrepreneurship and the world of small business. CDC Small Business Finance will routinely feature their content. Filing tax returns is no easy feat for an individual, let alone a small business owner, and it’s…

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From taking remedial Math classes to working in world-renowned research center: a CDC scholarship winner’s journey

April 9, 2019 | Community

Over the course of a decade, Dalila Robledo has attained what she initially believed was beyond reach. Lacking even the basic English and Math skills, the first-generation American plowed through remedial classes, surpassed her peers academically, and gave back to her community as a math and science tutor. Robledo –…

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How an offbeat family-run rest stop broke new ground with SBA 504 loan

March 21, 2019 | Small Business Loans
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Think back to your last family road trip. Chances are, the best meal combo your pit stop could offer was a roller-grilled hotdog with a side of electric-blue Slushie. Their merchandise was probably just as lackluster and predictable, with cheaply made sunglasses, energy drinks and greeting cards. [pullquote class=”left related_links…

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How to Take Women-Owned Businesses to the Next Level

March 7, 2019 | Small Business Loans
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Over the last 30 years, women across the nation have tripled the number of businesses created to more than 11 million. While that feat deserves a standing ovation, the glass-ceiling battle is far from over. Women-owned businesses represent 30% of all U.S. small businesses. But they’re only getting 16% of…

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Video: The Role of Small Business Loans in Transforming Neighborhoods

March 1, 2019 | Small Business Loans
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The intersection of 30th Street and University Avenue in San Diego’s North Park neighborhood pulses with activity every single day. Droves of locals and out-of-towners visit the area’s thriving coffee shops, boutiques, restaurants and microbreweries to soak in its unique flavor. This was not always the case. Go back just…

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Introducing BizTipSixty Video Series: Business tips from entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs in 60 seconds flat

February 15, 2019 | Small Business Loans

 How often do we see entrepreneurship articles with vague or impractical tips from people with zero or little business experience? Probably too often. Why not get top-grade tips on how to run a successful enterprise directly from those who walk the walk and talk the talk daily? Yep, from…

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Filling the long-ignored gap: How we’re helping spark business lending, wealth creation for African American business owners

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If you take a glass-half-full approach, downsides can appear as opportunities. When it comes to African American business owners, here is the unfortunate reality: Their business and wealth potential have been drastically undercut by historical oversight, underinvesting and racial bias.

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How to Choose the Right Bank Account for Your Business

January 22, 2019 | Community
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This blog post on how to choose the right business bank account originally published on Venturize, a website powered by our partner Small Business Majority, a national organization that advocates for small business owners. Written by Julia Jamieson, this piece is the first in Venturize’s Finance 101 series. As an…

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