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) to help them expand, grow and create jobs.
Before joining CDC, Cruz worked three years for the Asian Pacific Islander Small Business Program, a collaborative of five community organizations focused on assisting Filipino, Chinese, Korean and Japanese small/micro businesses. Prior to that Cruz served as a microenterprise consultant for the United Nations.
CDC Small Business Finance leads the nation in providing Community Advantage loans as well as SBA-504 loans, designed to help small businesses entrepreneurs purchase a commercial/ industrial building or large equipment.