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Top 3 Reasons Small Businesses Should Buy a Building

July 30, 2020 | SBA 504 Loans
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Are you familiar with CDC’s #LoanTipSixty Video Series, where experts from CDC share insights in just 60 seconds? Read below for the key takeaways from our #LoanTipSixty: Top 3 Reasons to Buy a Building video or watch the video here.  Follow the series on CDC’s YouTube Channel.   Small business owners who are tired of…

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SBA Woman Lender of the Year: Merri Adams

July 23, 2020 | SBA 504 Loans
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What does an SBA 504 loan have to do with Jenga? You might be surprised. Merri Adams isn’t though. She has been working in finance for more than three decades.  Merri is a VP, Senior Commercial Lender at CDC Small Business Finance and is an expert at putting each necessary piece in place to close…

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July 16, 2020 | Entrepreneurship

A version of this blog post on How to Get Items Removed From Your Credit Report was originally published by our content partner Money. They are a digital magazine and a resource for personal finance news and information.   Having a good credit score is an important part of most people’s lives. It lets lenders…

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Five Ways the SBA 504 Loan Fits Into a Business Strategy

July 10, 2020 | SBA 504 Loans
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With the interest rate for an SBA 504 at a historic low, small business owners are taking a fresh look at purchasing commercial real estate with this loan product.  As they forecast their business strategy in response to the current landscape, the SBA 504 loan is a valuable tool. It can improve estate planning options…

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July is #IndieRetailerMonth – Join in to Support Small Business

July 2, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
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Shopping local and supporting small businesses has become more important than ever.  With July being Independent Retailer Month, it’s the perfect time to learn more about how shopping with local businesses affects the community and the greater economy. One inspiring fact: If every family in the U.S. spent an extra $10 a month at locally…

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Small business owners – friends to the community

June 25, 2020 | Small business
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“You’ve Got a Friend in Me,”  the heartwarming theme from the Toy Story film franchise, isn’t just a catchy tribute to friendship. It also easily applies to the relationships between small business and the communities they serve.  Small businesses are often the foundation of a community.  Their passion and commitment to their neighborhood shows up…

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Refinancing a Non-SBA Commercial Real Estate Loan? Turn to the SBA 504 Refi’s Low Rate for Savings

June 18, 2020 | SBA 504 Loans
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The SBA 504 Refinance Program offers small business owners, who own the building their business occupies, the opportunity for refinancing their existing non-SBA guaranteed commercial loan to a more affordable and beneficial SBA 504 loan.  The SBA 504 Refi and the SBA 504 are part of the U.S. Small Business Administration slate of loan programs that…

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Helpful resources for re-opening your small business

June 10, 2020 | Small business
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Small businesses met the challenges posed by the coronavirus head on. Many quickly sought relief to support their businesses. Then they adjusted and shifted their models to reach customers and clients. This means curbside service, delivery, virtual offerings, new e-commerce options or through video channels like Zoom. Now, many are either preparing for or already,…

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#WebinarWednesday – Timely Answers for Your Small Business Now

June 5, 2020 | Small business
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The immediate needs of small businesses have shifted since March, when business owners started to respond to the impacts of the coronavirus. First they wanted answers about relief programs and how to access them. Now, the conversation is changing – and thankfully, small business supporters continue to drive the dialogue. Sources we trust, such as…

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