Tired of Paying Rent? Buy or Build with an SBA 504 Loan

  Attention small business owners:  If you’re tired of paying rent for your business, you need to know about a government-backed financing option that can help you buy or build a new facility for your business: the SBA 504 Loan Program.   Should I Rent or...

Expanding Into Multiple Locations – SBA 504 Loans

Many small business owners may wonder if expanding into multiple locations is possible using the SBA 504 Loan Program. The answer is yes!  SBA 504 financing can actually be leveraged several times simultaneously, up to SBA’s lending limits.  This is a smart move...

Joining Forces to Support and Promote Small Businesses

The U.S. economy thrives on competition…in fact, healthy competition drives ingenuity and keeps prices down. But in the age of a pandemic, businesses joining forces to help support and promote other businesses is becoming not only normal, but an important way to...

Recovery Resources for Small Businesses

In a matter of months, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) went from being a relatively small player in the presidential cabinet to carrying one of the largest budgets and one of the nation’s most important tasks…providing recovery resources for...

New 504 Borrowers to get Payment Subsidies

We have exciting news! The 504 Loan Program just got even better! New 504 Loan applications approved between February 1, 2021, and September 30, 2021, could see massive savings.  Key provisions in the Economic Aid Act allow for SBA payment subsidies, fee eliminations...

Our Founding Story

Before it has investors, customers, profits, press coverage, or even a perfected product, every company has at least one valuable asset: its founding story.    The Founding Story… As a 1985 graduate of Southern Illinois University, with a degree in finance and...

Being a Certified Woman-Owned Business Can Help You Grow

Need a squad? Are you a woman-owned business looking to gain greater access to major corporations and government agencies? Being a certified Woman Owned Business is a tool designed to increase opportunities for women. It’s not a charity program and it is not intended...

How Successful Business Owners are Planning for 2021

As you consider your goals, remember that it is never too early to start planning for 2021.  Whether those needs are 2 months out, or 2 years down the road, preparing for your goals and “what-ifs” will reduce some of the stress when those actual moments do arise. Do...

Can I Get Cash Out From My Building’s Equity?

A question we get asked often is, “Can the SBA 504 Loan Program help me get cash out from the equity in my building?” Yes…SBA 504 Refinance Loans provide access to equity a borrower has built up in real estate while re-amortizing with a low, long-term,...

Veteran-Owned Businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is dedicated to honoring the veterans that served in our country’s military and recognize the vast business potential they represent.  In fact, SBA 504 Loans were specifically designed to help veteran-owned businesses...