Fountainhead Commercial Capital Names Vratanina Senior Vice President

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Fountainhead Commercial Capital today announced that Jeffrey J. Vratanina has joined the company as senior vice president of capital markets. Fountainhead specializes in SBA 504 loans for commercial real estate and low loan-to-value conventional real estate loans while also offering SBA 7(a) loans through its sister-company Fountainhead SBF LLC. Vratanina, who previously built Pinnacle Financial Corporation into a family of financial services companies and a national mortgage banking leader, will manage co-investors and liquidity partnerships as well as coordinate business development expansion. “We have aggressive growth goals for Fountainhead across our SBA and conventional lending platforms,” said Chris Hurn, CEO … Read More

Small Business can’t be stopped!

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FitSmallBusiness.com surveyed and there are 30.2 million small businesses in the US. 57.9 million people are employed by small businesses. More than 70% of small business owners say their happiness level is higher than five on a 1 to 10 scale. SMALL BUSINESS ROCKS! I love small businesses and their owners that just won’t quit. It’s why Fountainhead exists. Here are a few more facts: big banks approve only 26.9% of small business loans the average SBA loan amount from a large national bank is $59,000 and from small national or regional banks it’s $165,000. I believe business owners deserve … Read More

Your daily work can equal extra income

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There is so much bluster in the media as the run-up to 2020 is already in full swing. It often seems disconnected from the realities of every day life and business. I know you’re working hard each day to simply serve business owners and help them accomplish their goals. Fountainhead is here to serve your CDC in doing that. We can also approve your borrower in under two hours with our online, AI software Pronto. CDC Referral Fees We are paying up to 4% referral fees to our CDC referral partners. Review the details below, then call or email me … Read More

You’re the reason – Thank You!

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We closed our books on 1Q19 late last week, and thanks to our clients and referral partners, it was our biggest quarter ever by loan origination volume: $47.2MM of projects financed in just three months. We’re on pace to triple the number of business owners financed this year over 2018. Our clients and referral partners made last Thursday another first. We had three closings in one day to end March. I’m in this business to support and empower entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. It’s absolutely incredible to watch it happen. I’d be honored to assist you or those you serve … Read More

Lead like McMahon

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Linda McMahon resigned last week as Administrator of the SBA. She brought a fresh, real-world view with her entrepreneurial experience. She knew how to effectively ignite small business growth and will be missed. Be Like McMahon I enjoyed McMahon’s leadership because she knew how to get things done. She was an actual business owner leading an organization designed to help business owners. She’s a great example to us as we serve our business owner clients. Fountainhead is Ready to Serve You We have never been more ready to help you in serving your clients. We’ve assembled an expert team, put … Read More

Do you know Step #1 in buying a business?

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You can bootstrap many things in a small business, but there’s one thing you cannot do without when buying one: capital. And nine out of ten times, that comes from financing. I’ve known business owners who accomplished this with personal credit cards or short-term “alternative, online small business loans”… all of which had interest rates north of 20% per year. Ridiculous! If you or someone you know is in this situation, then consider our SBA 7(a) loan program as your first choice loan. Rates and terms can’t be beat (especially by credit cards or “alternative, online lenders”), and Fountainhead will … Read More

Do your 1Q19 checkup today

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2019 will be at the quarter mark in just 10 days. Are you on track to meet your business and personal goals set in January? Is company growth 25% of the way there? Take 15 minutes today to do a quarterly assessment. If you’re not hitting your marks, pivot strategy to get back on track. At some point, strategy needs capital for growth and/or acquisitions. Fountainhead is helping business owners and entrepreneurs accomplish this with our financing options: SBA 504, SBA 7(a) and Conventional. We can address just about any business need and are committed to partnering with you and … Read More

Fountainhead Small Business Finance Names Michael Bland COO

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Fountainhead Small Business Finance LLC today announced that Michael Bland has joined the company as chief operating officer. The company offers U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) Program loans to small business owners for working capital, business acquisitions, partner buyouts, equipment, furniture and fixtures, startup capital, and debt refinancing, among other business purposes. Bland is responsible for all operational aspects of the business, including underwriting, SBA approvals, closing, and servicing. Fountainhead SBF is the nation’s newest Small Business Lending Company — one of only 14 non-bank lenders offering SBA 7(a) loans directly. It is also a sister-company of Fountainhead Commercial … Read More

Here’s some entrepreneur inspiration

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We all know that small business is the backbone of our country. 2016 Census data shows that 98% of US businesses have less than 20 workers. No matter the size business, I’m a raving fan of entrepreneurs and business owners. That’s who Fountainhead exists to serve. I was honored to speak with John Siracusa for his “Bank on It” podcast back in November and talk about my entrepreneurial journey and the birth of Fountainhead (he’s a bit backed-up on releasing these great podcasts – too much great content; not enough days). I hope this podcast will inspire you toward your … Read More

Deny the drama and partner with Fountainhead.

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Media has run the full spectrum recently from high profile arrests to politics to entertainment awards… all of it very dramatic. Who of us needs more drama? That’s why we’re committed to a logical, efficient and service-driven approach in financing your business needs. I know the process of accessing capital and closing deals can be daunting, but we’re here to change that. Every person and company with whom we work has a dedicated point of contact backed up by the entire Fountainhead team. We are able to give two hour approvals for all our loan products: SBA 7(a), SBA 504 … Read More