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Start-up SBA Financing and Expert Business Advising Help Woman Entrepreneur Open her Dream Small Business

October 15, 2020 | Microloan

October is National Women’s Small Business Month. It’s our time to celebrate the myriad achievements of our nation’s female entrepreneurs and the positive impact they’re making on jobs and the economy. When you have a passion for something and persistence, it makes little difference how many detours life throws in your way. Eventually, you find…

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Researching online-only business loans? First, ask yourself: Why do I need one?

December 18, 2018 | Small Business Loans
online loan, online loans, online business loan, online business loans, online capital, capital, business capital,

If you’re a small business owner, especially a newer one, you’re probably well aware that traditional business loans from banks can be difficult to come by. The recent influx of online-only loan options makes that seem like a non-issue. But before you sign up for this type of financing, make sure you’re asking some important…

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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
craft beer, craft brewer, small business loan, small business financing

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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SBA award acknowledges needed impact of microlending, CDC’s commitment to program

June 29, 2018 | Small Business Loans

CDC Small Business Finance president and CEO Kurt Chilcott and COO Kim Buttemer visited Washington D.C. to accept the SBA microlender of the year award on behalf of the non-profit lending company. They’re flanking SBA Administrator Linda McMahon (second from the right) and joined by SBA Associate Administrator William Manger. While the term microlending only…

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Military veteran entrepreneurs boost U.S. economy, benefit from special loan programs

May 23, 2018 | Small Business Loans

As we honor our military veterans on special days each year, it’s important to acknowledge their sacrifice, but also their contributions to the U.S. economy. Over two million small businesses in the U.S. are majority-owned by veterans, generate more than $1 trillion annually in sales and employ more than five million people. According to the…

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How a microloan helped startup keep 100% of their equity — and why that mattered to these entrepreneurs

November 21, 2017 | Success Story

As consumers increasingly turned to Instagram for the latest retail products and fashion trends, entrepreneurs Ronan Galvin and Casey Mathews immediately spotted a prime business opportunity. Knowing the average business owner may not have the time or know-how to promote themselves on the platform, they developed a service that would do it for them. Established…

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New Study Concludes: Latino Entrepreneurs Face Hurdles in Accessing Capital to Grow their Businesses

September 12, 2017 | Small Business Loans
Robert Villarreal, president, Small Business Finance Fund, reveals Latino study results

If you’re one of the more than 815,000 Latino-owned small businesses in California, there’s a 40 percent chance you’ve been denied capital by a bank or other commercial lender because of lower credit scores and other perceived risks, according to a new study released Sept. 7 by the Small Business Finance Fund (SBFF), a community…

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What you need to know about rising interest rates

August 3, 2017 | Small Business Loans

The Federal Reserve has raised the prime rate twice this year and experts predict another increase is coming before the end of 2017 and project three more hikes in 2018. The prime rate is among the most widely used benchmarks in setting bank loan rates for small businesses. When the prime rate is raised, banks…

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Aligning with Bank to Develop New Loan Option for Entrepreneurs

May 8, 2017 | Small Business Loans

Bankers Small Business CDC, an affiliate of CDC Small Business Finance, recently collaborated with Cathay Bank in developing yet another way for small businesses to gain access to money that will advance their business. Called the Smart Micro Loan program, Cathay Bank now offers a line of credit from $5,000 to $10,000 to qualifying business owners. Open to any…

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