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Annual D.C. trip recap: How we can best support SBA 504, Community Advantage programs

June 6, 2019 | Small Business Loans

CDC Small Business Finance leadership met with congressional members in May to continue sharing the widespread impact of two U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs in underserved business communities: SBA 504 and SBA Community Advantage. The annual advocacy trip to Washington D.C. again lined up with the Spring Summit put on by advocacy group National…

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Kurt Chilcott and Tyler Orion discuss future leadership plans for CDC Small Business Finance

May 22, 2019 | Company News

After over 20 years of leading CDC Small Business Finance, company CEO and President Kurt Chilcott is looking ahead and wants to share the plans for transition of leadership at CDC. Chilcott, a veteran and innovator in the community-lending industry, sat down with CDC board member Tyler Orion to discuss the timeline, search process, and…

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Why more women aren’t getting small business loans – and how to even the playing field

May 10, 2019 | Small Business Loans
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While we’re surrounded with insights into why women-led businesses are shut out of venture capital funding, we still don’t know much about why female entrepreneurs struggle to secure small business loans. This demographic accounts for almost one-third of all U.S. small businesses. Yet, women business owners are only getting 16% of conventional small business loans…

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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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Robert Villarreal, of CDC Small Business Finance, Elected to Opportunity Finance Network Board

December 11, 2018 | Small Business Loans

Robert Villarreal — president of the Bankers Small Business CDC of California, a CDFI affiliated with leading lender CDC Small Business Finance — has been elected to Opportunity Finance Network’s board of directors. A longtime advocate of helping underserved small business owners, Villarreal brings 20-plus years of economic development and nonprofit experience to his new…

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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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Latino-owned catering company savors growth with loan from Small Business Finance Fund

November 1, 2018 | Small Business Loans

David Madero’s plan for his new Mexican food catering business – Los Cabritos (meaning Little Goats) – was deliberate and mapped out. He would start slow, giving himself time to finish his bachelor’s degree at Cal State Northridge. Then he would gradually turn up the marketing heat to attract new customers. Success has a funny…

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Company culture: 6 novel ways CDC Small Business Finance stands out from others

September 13, 2018 | Company News

We are a company with heart. It shows in how we finance small businesses, the employees we hire and nurture, and the communities we build. Anchoring this concept are CDC Small Business Finance’s long-standing core values: integrity, commitment, teamwork and making a difference. These enduring values capture our company culture and infuses everything we do.…

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Beyond business loans: CDC Small Business Finance continues investment in communities by supporting P.S. I Love You Foundation

August 23, 2018 | Company News
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“This is the best day of my life,” a young, red-shirted child shouted from the Strand in Manhattan Beach on a recent Saturday. Kids in general may be prone to embellishing the truth — but that wasn’t the case at all here. That euphoric line captures well the overall vibe from 300 at-risk children who…

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