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How this small business got ‘almost instant’ approval for online loan with fair, clear terms

December 1, 2017 | Uncategorized
online loan, lending, online lending

The following is a guest post from Mirador, an innovative partner that powers CDC Small Business Finance’s online loan application. In this post, CDC borrower Margarita Duran shares her experience using the platform to easily take out a $75,000 FastFund loan to grow her bookkeeping business. The blog has been edited for…

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CDC scholarship supports ‘Wonder Woman’ scholar

November 28, 2017 | Uncategorized
Rachelle Hornby

Rachelle Hornby was a devoted Wonder Woman fan growing up — so much so that one Halloween she donned a homemade, red-white-and-blue leotard and oversized wig to emulate the superhero for a day. Decades later, Hornby would find herself re-channeling her Wonder Woman persona once more. After raising two sons,…

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Women Small Business Owners Thrive Using Non-Bank Financing to Grow

March 8, 2017 | Uncategorized

Women who own small businesses are among the millions being honored today (March 8) on International Women’s Day, in part because of their strategic use of financing to grow their companies and create new jobs. The number of women-owned firms is now estimated to have surpassed $9.4 million, generating revenue…

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African American Business Owners Thrive with SBA Loans

February 7, 2017 | Uncategorized

February is Black History Month, a time to celebrate the contributions of African Americans in the U.S., including those who are small business owners. The number of African American-owned small business in the U.S. exceeds 2.5 million. Still, the proportion of African American-owned businesses account for 9.4 percent of all…

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Manufacturers Get Spotlight for Creating Jobs

October 7, 2016 | Uncategorized

Manufacturers are the most prolific job-generators in the United States. Their contributions are being honored today (Oct. 7) on National Manufacturing Day. Manufacturing supports an estimated 18.5 million jobs in the U.S.—about one in six private-sector jobs, according to the National Association of Manufacturers. Over the last three years, CDC…

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Small businesses frown on online lenders

March 4, 2016 | Uncategorized

Small business owner smiles are increasingly turning to frowns when they get loans from online lenders. Satisfaction with online lenders was part of an extensive new Federal Reserve survey on small business credit released March 3. Although more small businesses reported getting funding from online sources – 80% in 2015…

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Free Workshop for Veteran Business Owners Looking to Grow!

February 18, 2016 | Uncategorized

Al Thiel, SBA Loan Expert Making sure that you know what financing options are available to you for your small business is our passion. Running a business takes a lot of your time away from the research you could be doing which could result in missed…

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Minority small business owners get $60 million boost

September 21, 2015 | Uncategorized

Sixty small business owners – intent on growing their companies – received more than $60 million in Small Business Administration (SBA) loans in FY2015 from CDC Small Business Finance. All the entrepreneurs that received financing purchased their own buildings using the SBA-504 loan program, which enables small businesses to buy…

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Low Interest Rate Delivers Cash Flow, Other Benefits

August 26, 2015 | Uncategorized

A low interest rate on SBA commercial real estate loans can offer small businesses more than just an easy-to-swallow monthly payment. Low-rate financing translates into better cash flow, giving a small business owner the flexibility to hire new employees or invest in new inventory or equipment. The SBA-504 loan, which…

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