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  • Rodnia Attiq and her mother started serving the San Diego community, City Heights, from their driveway in 2005. As word spread, eventually the demand for their food forced them to look for a new location that could cater to their growing fanbase. Shortly after, Rodnia approached CDC Small Business Finance to help secure financing to support the move to a neighborhood restaurant space. The restaura...

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  • Rosalind Barmore's stylish boutique has become so much more than just a clothing store. She has created a space where women can come and talk with other like-minded creatives, browse bold jewelry collections and flowy dresses, and even sip on some local wine. For Rosalind, the loan from the CDC was a godsend, and has allowed her to attain a long term goal - to own her own boutique. Let us help yo...

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  • JXR Constructors was able to streamline its day to day business operations and service its clients even better once they got the funding necessary to purchase a building. The new space has allowed Jesus to have client meetings in their meeting rooms, instead of in a crowded Starbucks, and has given him even more pride and ownership over his company. CDC's veteran discount was an enticing bonus tha...

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  • To say Papa Wheelie is a “very friendly” bicycle shop is the understatement of the decade in the world of small business. Owner Byron Von Korper is redefining customer service in ways even Nordstrom’s could aspire to. To get a feel for the Papa Wheelie’s brand of service, look no further than customer Yelp comments. One customer writes that Byron once custom-cut her bike handlebars to better fit h...

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  • The Times Square Ball drop is an iconic tradition that signals bittersweet farewells and anticipated renewals. However, if you’re a small business owner, don’t let this major event be the starting line of your business planning for 2018. While the holidays can be hectic, entrepreneurs should actually take the time now to formulate their game plan for the upcoming year. Here’s a roundup of five sma...

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  • When an amazing business idea strikes, you may be tempted to dive straight into execution. Avoid this rookie mistake with one crucial step: Develop a business plan. A business plan is like a roadmap. It details where you want the business to go and whether the effort is even feasible, said Eduardo Landeros, a senior business advisor at CDC Small Business Finance. If done right, the plan can help y...

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  • Still on the hunt for holiday gifts? Want to give something locally made and novel? Look no further. This holiday season, ditch the overflowing malls and humdrum online stores — and support innovative, small businesses. To get you started, here are some gift ideas; they’re all products made and sold by our very own talented borrowers located throughout California and in Arizona. CDC Small Business...

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  • 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 clarity and length. When CDC Small Business Finance launched its white-labeled...

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  • 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, the Tucson native decided to pursue her bachelor’s degree. And at graduation, after receivi...

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  • Consumers tend to flock to big-box stores and websites with on-demand shipping for convenience and ease-of-use. But there’s a growing movement among Americans to return to the robust offerings of Main Street — engagement with store owners, experiencing products first-hand, and spending quality time in your own community. There’s no better time to reflect on the important contributions of these ind...

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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...

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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...

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