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INSIDE CDC: OUR CULTURE AND EMPLOYEES ARE THE FOUNDATION OF OUR SUCCESS

September 6, 2019 | Our Company
corporate culture and Human Resources

Welcome to a new blog series, Inside CDC.  Each story will share details about one of the many facets that drive CDC’s success along with an interview with a CDCer who is integral in helping us advance our mission. Culture is a priority at CDC and it is a powerful…

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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…

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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.

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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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2018 Year in Review: Marking 40 years in small business lending, other confetti-worthy milestones

January 25, 2019 | Small Business Loans
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See the 2018 Year in Review Now 2018 gave us no shortage of reasons to break out the proverbial party balloons and confetti. And every single reason is tied back to the successes of small business owners and the unique neighborhoods in which they serve. Last year, CDC Small Business…

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2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Shop ‘Small’ This Season with CDC Small Business Finance borrowers

December 4, 2018 | Small Business Loans
2018 holiday gift guide, small business, small business loans

This holiday season, don’t settle for the usual big-box stores and run-of-the-mill gift ideas. Instead, surprise your loved ones with novel, locally made goods and services from independent shops. To get you into the ‘shop small’ spirit, here are a dozen products and services made, provided or sourced by our…

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North Park Revival Fueled by Affordable Capital for Small Businesses

November 28, 2018 | Small Business Loans
Business loans, business loan, capital, working capital, business capital, CDC Small Business Finance, how to get a loan, SBA, SBA small business loan, SBA loan, small business loan, small business, startup loan, small business financing, Small Business Administration, Small Business Administration loan, Small Business Administration loans, microloan, microfinance, equipment, equipment financing, equipment costs, SBA 504, SBA 504 loan, SBA 504 loans, real estate loan, commercial real estate loan, real estate loans, commercial real estate loans, north park, north park san diego, north park sd, north park california, north park ca, north park calif, north park san diego california, san diego california, north park restaurants, north park bars, community development, community revitalization,

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…

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Giving Thanks to Small Business Trailblazers

November 20, 2018 | Our Company
thank you, thanksgiving, thanksgiving 2018, gratitude, small business, small business loans, small business trailblazers

Our mission of providing affordable small business loans to entrepreneurs would not be possible without the contributions of the advocates, heroes and innovators who came before us. In the spirit of Thanksgiving, we’re expressing our gratitude to the trailblazers who made the small business landscape what it is today. Without…

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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…

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