Category Archives: Our Company

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

September 12, 2017 | Community

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…

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Small Business Stories Behind the Accolades

June 8, 2017 | Jobs

Awards in business always attract attention, but often more interesting are the compelling stories behind the trophies, tales of growth and job creation propelled by infusions of capital. Four entrepreneurial clients of CDC Small Business Finance recently received awards from the Small Business Administration’s San Diego district, all in recognition…

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Woman-Owned Small Business Wins SBA Award

May 16, 2017 | Company News

SBA 504 financing sparks ongoing growth and success Michelle McLeod, owner of Southwest Boulder & Stone in north San Diego County, was recognized May 4 by the Small Business Administration as the Woman-Owned Small Business of the Year. Michelle McLeod, owner of Southwest Boulder & Stone,…

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Access to Capital Challenges for Minority-Owned Small Businesses Explored

May 12, 2017 | Community

Small businesses owners, particularly women and minorities, face acute and unique challenges when it comes to getting a loan to help them grow and create new jobs. Robert Villarreal (far left), Executive Vice President for CDC Small Business Finance, offers testimony at CFPB hearing. The Consumer…

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Aligning with Bank to Develop New Loan Option for Entrepreneurs

May 8, 2017 | Community

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…

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Shop Small on Small Business Saturday

November 21, 2016 | Commercial Real Estate Loans

Saturday, Nov. 26 is Small Business Saturday® – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. There are nearly 28 million small businesses in the U.S., employing 120 million people and generating 65% of all new jobs. In short, they are the fuel…

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Craft Beer Industry Grows with SBA Financing

August 23, 2016 | Commercial Real Estate Loans

California is a national hotbed for the craft beer industry, spawning over 500 small businesses breweries and generating over 48,000 jobs. According to the California Craft Brewers Association, craft beer is a $6.5 billion industry in the golden state, providing the largest economic impact of any state. Over the years,…

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Cruz Joins CDC Small Business Finance

August 19, 2016 | Community Advantage

Anna Marie Cruz, has joined the not-for-profit CDC Small Business Finance as a loan officer to provide SBA financing to small businesses in the Los Angeles region. Cruz will encourage small business owners to take advantage of SBA Community Advantage financing (up to $250,000) and SBA microloans (up to $50,000)…

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Eduardo Landeros: Helping Small Business Grow

June 20, 2016 | Community

This article was originally published in La Prensa San Diego Newspaper on June 17, 2016. By Ana Gomez Salcido A passion for business runs in Eduardo Landeros’ family. It is only natural that Landeros is the Community Loan Officer at the CDC Small Business Finance in San Diego. “I come from…

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