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#SmallBizSat – This Saturday, Be Part of the $100 Billion Movement

November 26, 2019 | Community
Small Business Saturday CDC Small Business Finance

It’s been nearly a decade since Small Business Saturday began, and $100 billion later, it’s become a phenomenon.  According to American Express, since 2010 supporters have spent an estimated $103 billion at small businesses on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. That’s over the first nine years of Small Business Saturdays alone. As American Express, which launched…

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Giving Thanks to Our Grantors and Impact Capital Investors 

November 20, 2019 | Our Company
Thanks CDC Small Business Finance

We cannot accomplish our mission alone, nor could we impact the small business community as deeply as we do without the commitment, investment and belief of our grantors and impact capital investors. For that, we offer our deepest thanks. We greatly admire our many partners who prioritize investing in small business owners and also in…

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Entrepreneur inspired to launch e-commerce shop to ‘Waste Less’

November 15, 2019 | Success Story
The Waste Less Shop

How do you combine the dream of being your own boss with the goal to leave less waste behind? If you’re Stephanie Cochrane, you show some patience. As a child growing up in northern Nevada, she sold Pokemon cards on the playground. After this early entrepreneurship streak, she knew she would someday want to start…

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Army Veteran on New Mission to Secure Small Business Success

November 7, 2019 | Success Story
CDC Small Business Finance Army

Are you a veteran business owner, active military or a military spouse who is thinking about starting or buying a small business or acquiring commercial real estate? Check out CDC’s Mission: Small Business Finance program, designed to mobilize military entrepreneurs. In the middle of a busy house – dogs barking, boy petting dogs, mom corralling them…

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Small Business in the U.S. – 30 Million Strong and Growing

November 1, 2019 | Entrepreneurship
CDC Small Business Finance

Are you familiar with CDC’s YouTube Channel where you you can find video playlists of our success stories and our loan tip series, get to know CDC and more? Read below for the key insights from our Small Business: A Mighty Force video or watch the video above. No matter how big owners see their…

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Business Loans – Know These 4 Things to Protect Your Bottom Line

October 24, 2019 | Small Business Loans
Business loan E-book

Knowledge is power. This is especially true when it comes to learning the facts so you’ll know what to do to give your business the financial boost it needs to thrive.  Whether the goal is to fill short-term needs, make long-term growth possible, or even to plant the seeds for a new venture, established business…

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Love Your Business, but Stumped by Financials? You’re Not Alone

October 18, 2019 | Entrepreneurship
Business Advising

When married entrepreneurs Karina Sanchez and Zachary Weisman received a loan to take over Waterhorse Charters, it pleased them to see they would gain access to business and financial coaching. Little did they know, Chuck Sinks of CDC Small Business Finance would become an ardent supporter of their diving company. Not only did he attend…

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Her Keys to Success – Meet Angelica Rojo of Red Angel Salon

October 10, 2019 | Success Story

Angelica Rojo knows mentoring is essential to success. Not only did she seek it out from small business advocates in her community, she also had a strong mentor right in front of her. That would be her former boss, Sammi Freitag. Sammi encouraged Angelica as she pursued her dream of owning a small business, and…

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Inside CDC: Robert Villarreal – His passion for small businesses to succeed

October 4, 2019 | Our Company

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 CDC’er who is integral in advancing our mission to connect small businesses with the support they need. For Robert Villarreal, helping small businesses is a passion…

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