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Category Archives: Success Story

How a Southern Calif. military veteran got crucial funding to launch craft brewery 6 years in the making

November 9, 2017 | Success Story
spechops brewing company

With the discipline and precision of a seasoned soldier, David Casperson transformed his beer obsession into a 6,500-square-foot business, home to a tasting room and manufacturing plant that can brew up to 4,800 pints a day. The journey to this point has been replete with the usual entrepreneurial challenges, from…

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Success Flows for Vet-Owned Small Business

November 7, 2017 | Commercial Real Estate Loans

You know you’ve struck a chord when pop star Taylor Swift, Guy Fieri (host of TV’s Diners, Drive-ins and Dives), Haylie Duff (host of Real Girl’s Kitchen) and Sam Zien, better known as TV’s Sam The Cooking Guy are buying your products and sharing it with the world. Such was…

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Celebrating Latino Entrepreneurs during Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2017 | Community
Mario Rodriquez and Claudia Carranza of Super Mario Ice Cream

As we enter national Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 to Oct. 15), it’s appropriate to celebrate the profound and positive influence of Latinos, including those who own small businesses. In California alone, there are over 800,000 Latino-owned small businesses, the majority of which are located in the greater Los Angeles…

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Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles: Home of the Famous Southern Fried Chicken, Fluffy Waffles, Soul Food Favorites and Small Business Success!

August 9, 2017 | Success Story
Lolo of Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles

We’re celebrating Soul food and the American dream. Meet Larry White, Jr., aka Lo-Lo, the owner of Lo-Lo’s Chicken and Waffles.  As soon as Lo-Lo could walk and talk, he was put to work bussing tables in his grandmother’s soul food restaurant, Mrs. White’s Golden Rule Café.  The food, the…

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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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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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T.H.E. Cat Hospital, a Small Business Debt Refinance Success Story

Tom Elston, DVM owner of  T.H.E. Cat Hospital in Tustin, California was looking for a way to finance business growth without increasing operating expenses. The company has provided medical services, boarding, and grooming exclusively for felines for more than 25 years. Dr. Elston was referred to CDC Small Business Finance…

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US Technical Ceramics, a Small Business Debt Refinance Success Story:

US Technical Ceramics, a small business manufacturer in Morgan Hill, CA, needed a solution for a looming balloon payment on a commercial loan debt. The company manufactures structural ceramics for a variety of industries and was looking for capital to expand. The company decided to enlist the help of CDC…

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