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SBA 504 Loan Volume is Surging Nationwide

The 504 Loan Program’s volume is surging nationwide, with more than 9,000 loans made, for a total dollar amount of more than $7.9 billion.  This begs the question…why is this small business loan program continuing to show double-digit, year-over-year growth? Created...

New SBA 504 Refinance Offers Big Benefits

The new SBA 504 Refinance offers big benefits and more small businesses may be eligible.  The biggest changes were a reduction in the age of the debt to be refinanced and the ability to refinance existing loans with government-guarantees (i.e. existing 7(a) or 504...

Back 2 Business Grant Announcement

August 18, 2021 – As part of Governor JB Pritzker’s overall economic recovery strategy, the $250 million Back 2 Business (B2B) grant program aims to deploy small businesses recovery grants for those hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. The B2B grant program builds on...

Five Factors Impacting SBA Lending Right Now

There are many factors impacting SBA lending right now and SBA’s role has grown even more important in the past 18 months, having been charged with distributing various recovery resources aimed at helping small businesses strengthen, recover, hire, and grow.  This...

SBA 504 Debt Refinancing Program Enhanced

Today (July 29, 2021), SBA published the new interim final rule for 504 debt refinancing programs as authorized under section 328 of the Economic Aid Act. The interim final rule is effective immediately on July 29, 2021. Section 328(a) of the Economic Aid Act revises...

Why An SBA 504 Loan May Be Exactly What You Need

The SBA and its loan programs have always played a crucial role in the strength and advancement of our small business sector and in fostering economic growth. During the COVID-19 pandemic, SBA also demonstrated a quick and massive implementation of initiatives aimed...

How the SBA 504 Can Help Sell Commercial Real Estate

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 Loan Program was designed for businesses to invest in commercial real estate…whether that be purchasing real estate, buying or constructing buildings, and/or modernizing facilities.  With below-prime rates...

The Importance of a Quality Certified Development Company

  Those who have investigated the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 504 financing options have probably seen a reference to a Certified Development Company (CDC), but they may not be fully aware of what a CDC is or what role they play in the SBA...

SBA 504 Loans for Manufacturers

For years, small businesses looking to grow and expand their operations have found a powerful and supportive ally in the Small Business Administration (SBA). Its SBA 504 loan program is designed to meet the needs of small businesses by providing access to attractively...

504 Loans: Important Tool for Accountants/CPAs

Attention Accountants/CPAs…if you, or your client, is considering buying, building or refinancing fixed assets, there’s simply no better program on the market than the SBA 504 Loan Program.  In fact, the financing terms offered through this program are so good,...