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#SmallBizSat – This Saturday, Be Part of the $100 Billion Movement

November 26, 2019 | Community
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It’s been nearly a decade since Small Business Saturday began, and $100 billion later, it’s become a phenomenon.  According to American Express, since 2010 supporters have spent an estimated $103 billion at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. That’s over the first nine years of Small Business Saturdays alone. As American Express, which launched…

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WITH A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD, LATINO ENTREPRENEURS COULD CONTRIBUTE $1.47 TRILLION TO THE U.S. ECONOMY

September 20, 2019 | Community
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As an organization committed to creating access to capital for Latino entrepreneurs, we feel it is critical to share a look at the state of Latino-owned businesses. We encourage everyone to ask themselves if they are stepping up to support Latino small business growth and success. Did you know? There are more than 4 million…

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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 good book for the stimulation,…

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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 more difficult than ever with…

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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 — now a senior at UC…

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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. The Mench family tired of this cookie-cutter experience.…

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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 conventional small business loans and…

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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 20-30 years ago, and in…

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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 small business owners. That was…

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