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Woman Entrepreneur Leverages San Diego Loan Program to Grow Small Business

July 11, 2019 | Small Business Loans
Hello Birdie owner in San Diego salon

To be perfectly clear, San Diego entrepreneur Cindy Cate was very pleased in 2015 with what she’d created from scratch – the Hello Birdie Nail & Lash Lab in North Park, a thriving San Diego neighborhood. Customers were loving her nail-art creativity and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere. But there was…

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Tired of paying rent? With just 10% down, you can buy your own building with SBA 504 loan

January 3, 2019 | SBA 504 Loans
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After paying rent for six years to house his thriving graphic design and printing business, California-based entrepreneur Brandon Stapper had a lightbulb moment: Why not be my own office landlord? Stapper, now 33, looked into buying his own building so he could invest in his future. And he made that…

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[Case study] Turned down by a traditional bank for a small business loan and stuck with online-only debt? Here’s your safe way out

December 20, 2018 | Small Business Loans
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Have you been turned down for a business loan by a traditional bank? Did you then have to take on high-interest financing from online-only lenders? Sergio Dorado and Jorge Alonzo, of Los Angeles County, have also been there. After entering a vicious cycle of paying exorbitant interest rates on those…

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Woman Entrepreneur Blends Cupcake Celebrity with Affordable Financing to Serve Up Small Business Success

December 14, 2018 | Small Business Loans

Audrey Hermes doesn’t look anything like a warrior. She’s petite with a smile that would make most dentists jealous. And yet in the course of two years she was engaged in two wars, winning one of them single-handedly – cupcake wars that is. Audrey is the talented owner of Frost…

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

December 4, 2018 | Small Business Loans
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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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SBA business loan played pivotal role in launch of ‘Netflix of short films’

November 8, 2018 | Small Business Loans
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A version of this blog post originally appeared on CNote’s website. CNote is a financial platform for socially conscious savers and investors. CDC Small Business Finance proudly partners with the Bay Area-based organization.

How we helped Provided startup capital to launch first streaming service for…

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Veteran-owned businesses generate $1T in sales every year, how SBA business loans offer key support

November 7, 2018 | SBA 504 Loans
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Kevin Darroch, president and co-founder of MachineTek, with CDC Small Business Finance loan officer Merri Adams at the company’s headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif. on a recent weekday. U.S. Air Force veteran Kevin Darroch’s business involves fabricating crucial parts the typical layperson often takes for granted. We’re talking about the lightweight…

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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…

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With SBA business loan, bootstrapped tech startup grows while retaining 100% equity, company control

October 3, 2018 | Small Business Loans
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Self reliance and resourcefulness are personal qualities that West African-born serial entrepreneur Ousmane Condé knows intimately. From his childhood days of seeing his mother work 70-plus hour weeks in poverty-stricken Guinea to founding his first company in France at age 18 — the Long Beach, Calif. resident understands the stamina…

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