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  • As consumers increasingly turned to Instagram for the latest retail products and fashion trends, Ronan Galvin and Casey Mathews immediately spotted a prime business opportunity. Knowing the average business owner may not have the time or know-how to promote themselves on the platform, they developed a service that would do it for them. Established in 2015, Kickstagram is an automated system that c...

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  • Thanksgiving  is synonymous with roasted turkey, waistline-busting side dishes and travel to see loved ones. But let’s not forget why we gather for this annual celebration: to express our gratitude. Over nearly four decades, CDC Small Business Finance — a small business lender and non-profit organization — has provided more than $13 billion in funding to entrepreneurs, creating or preserving 180,0...

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  • A U.S. small business loan program that directs help to underserved communities — including women, minorities and veterans — recorded a banner year in 2017, according to recent data from the U.S. Small Business Administration. The news comes as national economic indicators continue to trend upward. Stocks are on the rise, the economy is growing at a faster-than-expected pace, and consumer spending...

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  • 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 securing financing to building a support network from scratch. But the Marine Corps ...

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  • You know you’ve struck a chord when renown TV foodies and pop singers are buying your products and sharing it with the world. Such was the encouraging realization of Chris Kuran, president of Waterstone Faucets, which manufactures all kinds of high-end, luxury spiggots in Murrieta, California. Celebrities who have installed Waterstone kitchen faucets in their businesses and homes include country p...

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  • After five years in business, San Diego building contractor Jesus Ramirez had clearly outgrown his 250-square-foot office space. Ramirez found himself storing construction materials in his garage, and there was no room to house much-needed future hires. As he searched for a larger property, he quickly realized buying would cost only $100-$200 more a month compared to leasing. “So, why am I going t...

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  • This specific group is behind a slate of impressive feats: creator of roughly 11 million firms nationwide, major jobs producer, and generator of $1.6 trillion in annual revenues. Can you guess the identity of this mighty force? The correct answer: women. National Women’s Small Business Month, which falls in October every year, is the perfect opportunity to pause and ponder how far female entrepren...

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  • The Rosie Network, a national nonprofit whose mission is strengthening military families through entrepreneurial programs and support services, has partnered with CDC Small Business to assist military small business entrepreneurs. Through the partnership CDC Small Business Finance has launched Mission: Small Business Finance, a new initiative that helps the military community thrive as entrepreneu...

CDC Small Business Finance
CDC Small Business Finance
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  • Celebrating Latino Entrepreneurs during Hispanic Heritage MonthAs 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 region. Most ...

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  • New Study Concludes: Latino Entrepreneurs Face Hurdles in Accessing Capital to Grow their BusinessesIf 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 Fi...

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  • CDC Small Business Finance's video tip series: Learn from an SBA Loan Expert. This video is about the reasons business owners are declined for a loan. For additional information on loans to help grow your business, please visit https://cdcloans.com and prequalify for a loan today! For information on credit scores and to learn how to repair or find your credit score, please visit https://cdcloans...

CDC Small Business Finance
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  • Wondering how to get business startup money after your bank has turned you down for financing? Don't worry, you still have options! We understand small business problems, and work with you to find a solution. Watch this quick video featuring NuYo Yogurt to find out more about how to get a business startup money with a Community Advantage loan through the SBA. Community Advantage is an excellent l...

CDC Small Business Finance
CDC Small Business Finance
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  • Rusty Preisendorfer took his love of surfing and shaping boards and transformed it into a successful international business. Following his passions led him to become one of the top 10 surf board shapers in the world and a house hold name in the clothing industry. Having used the SBA loan program to turn his rent into equity Rusty still can do what he loves, surfing and shaping surf boards. Visit ...

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CDC Small Business Finance
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  • If you are trying purchase property for your business expansion we recommend considering an SBA 504 Loan. CDC SBF can help you acquire small business loans even if you've been rejected by your bank. CDC Small Business Finance is the nation's leading provider of SBA-504 loans in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Our loans are designed to help small businesses buy, construct or improve commercial an...

CDC Small Business Finance
CDC Small Business Finance
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  • CDC SBF grants loans for small business owners to expand their company even when they've already been turned down through their bank. An SBA 504 Loan with a low down payment is a great financing option to get you money to purchase business property. CDC Small Business Finance is the nation's leading provider of SBA-504 loans in Arizona, California, and Nevada. Our loans are designed to help sma...

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CDC Small Business Finance
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  • Custom Ingredients makes liquid and powder flavors for food products. With SBA-504 financing from CDC Small Business Financing, owner Mike Wendling was able to buy a 18,000-square-foot building, remodel to suit the company's needs and build equity. Wendling said buying was almost as economical as leasing. He's created 10 new jobs and sales have doubled. For more information on the SBA-504 loan ...

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  • Inland Powder Coating is one of the largest applicators of powder coatings (alternative to paint) in Southern California. Seeking a secure future for his company, owner Dave Flatten bought his entire building complex -- 81,550 square feet. The purchase enabled him to grow his company and boost the number of employees from 65 to 108. Future expansion is planned. For more information on the SBA-50...

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  • Seeing an opportunity to turn rent into equity, Dr. Robert Pendleton applied for an SBA-504 loan which allowed him to purchase a building and expand his business. This is the success story of the Pendleton Eye Center. For more information on the SBA-504 loan please visit http://cdcloans.com/ . For more information on Dr. Pendleton and the Pendleton Eye Center please visit http://www.pendletoneye...

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  • 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 people, the atmosphere…it was contagious, and it wasn’t long before Lo-Lo would start experimenting with his o...

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  • The Federal Reserve has raised the prime rate twice this year and experts predict another increase is coming before the end of 2017 and project three more hikes in 2018. The prime rate is among the most widely used benchmarks in setting bank loan rates for small businesses. When the prime rate is raised, banks typically follow suit. Small Business owners and rising rates Small businesses owners co...

CDC Small Business Finance
CDC Small Business Finance
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  • Although a bank is often the first option considered when looking for financing, there is good news: There are alternatives to banks for business financing. Nonprofit lenders offer more flexibility and personal service to help you secure a low cost loan to support your growth and success. Obtaining a small business loan in today’s economic landscape can be challenging for any business. For this re...

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