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Think GREEN with SBA 504

There is a BIG – GREEN secret within the world of Commercial Real Estate financing.  Most of you probably know about the SBA 504 Loan Program which is used by small businesses purchasing owner occupied commercial real estate and administered by Certified Development Companies (CDCs).  What most of you probablyRead More…

Keeping Green In Mind

Being a sustainable business and considering your environmental impact on the world does not have to mean being an environmental activist.  It means breaking down the services your company provides and really considering the environmental impact it has and implementing methods to lesson and/or improve that impact without the needRead More…

A Woman’s Perspective on Business Success

In honor of International Women’s Day, which was earlier this month, we thought we would highlight one of our many borrowers managed and influenced by a strong female presence.  Mary Benoit is President and manages the day to day operations of Mathias Lock and Key alongside her two son Benny andRead More…

Investing When, Where and Why

With the start of the new year, and the imminent “tax season” upon us, financial planning is often on the for front of our minds.  Individually, many are thinking of where they are at and what types of investments they may want to make for their futures.  On a largerRead More…

Growing into the New Year

Growing into the New Year by Megan Jewell It’s a new year, and small businesses everywhere are assessing how they did last year, determining challenges and setting goals for growth in 2016.  The SBA 504 Loan Program can assist small business owners in four key ways for growth:   InvestRead More…

SBA 504 Refi Program is Back!

SBA 504 Refi Program is Back! By Stephanie Gerringer So it is FINALLY BACK!!!  The SBA 504 refinance Bill, also known as the Commercial Real Estate and Economic Development Act of 2015 (simply the CREED Act) or part of the Omnibus Bill.  I don’t care what you call it, orRead More…

Denver Is Where It Is At!

Denver Upholstery was founded by Steve Volz.  Steve got into the business at an early age.  He stated out at a shop, resting space for $100 a week to work on projects and learn the trade.  The owner of the space gave him a key so that he could “foolRead More…

Sharing Sheilas’s Sack – Food Drive

Sharing Sheila’s Sack was created by Debi Sena after she met Sheila during the NADCO training session they were both in attendance.  Sheila worked with another CDC doing what Preferred Lending Partners does, distributing and servicing SBA 504 Loans.  Sheila shared some of her life experiences with  Debi which movedRead More…

Entrepreneurs’ Advice on Growth

At an early age, Anthony Lambatos was encouraged and given opportunities to nurture his entrepreneur spirit.  Guided by his father Jimmy, founder of Footers Catering, Anthony learned the ins and outs of running a business and managing money.  Jimmy gave Anthony and his sister opportunities to assist with the familyRead More…

It is a whole new adventure for us small fish and it helps a lot to have people working alongside us who are not only interested in getting to the closing table, but who are also willing to take the time to provide support, explanations and gentle guidance on the way through. ~ Stephanie Morgan at Bullet Automotive