Meet the newest member of our family

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Happy Valentine’s Day. The Fountainhead family just got bigger. No weddings or surprise babies, but we have added a new lending opportunity for small businesses by now offering SBA 7(a) loans. Our relationship will remain centered on the SBA 504 program, but I wanted you to know we are more committed than ever to equipping small businesses for growth. Congrats to our CDC Referral PartnerThis is one of our “shutdown” closings – a $2.1 million deal in Huntington Beach, California, done with our partner, TMC Financing. Fountainhead closed the interim second of this SBA 504 project for another lender (household … Read More

The morning after… State of Small Business.

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No matter your politics, it’s exciting to see small businesses expanding, creating jobs and energizing the economy. 304,000 jobs were created in January and annual economic growth is set to pass 3% for the first time in almost a decade and a half. The Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index was at an all-time high in 4Q18 for the 15 years of its existence. Fountainhead is excited to be a part of this by working with you to provide SBA 504 financing for small business owners. Together, we’re helping their companies grow and creating personal wealth for them. And we’ll pay … Read More

GRIT beats Shutdown.

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We’re three weeks into 2019, and I’m sure your goal setting has resulted in some changed work habits. The shutdown has certainly changed our workflow, as we’ve ramped up to help CDC’s save deals caught in the craziness. We’re Still Closing Deals We’re even closing unauthorized SBA 504 loans for other lenders – either the interim second lien loan or both the first lien loan AND the interim second lien loan. I know of no other commercial lender who’s stepping up to do likewise. Call/email me today, like so many other CDC’s we’ve heard from, if you have a deal … Read More

Do you have a deal with an imminent closing hung up by the shutdown?

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I’ve often said, “We can SAVE A DEAL.” Now is the time we’d like to prove that to you. We don’t want small business owners or your CDC to be hurt because our elected officials in DC can’t work together for the moment. We’re funding loans!We can still close on an unauthorized 504 loan. Yes, you really did just read that correctly: an unauthorized 504 loan (meaning it’s a 504 project, but SBA hasn’t approved it “officially” yet, so no SBA Authorization exists yet on the deal). We’ll close those, too, for you and your clients. In fact, we closed … Read More

Are you ready to grow your business?

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We have put the infrastructure in place for 2019 to be a year of major growth. We might even have a SHOCKING new announcement coming very early in the New Year… Fountainhead is ready to partner with you to close more commercial loans for your clients than ever before. Bill.com just surveyed the owners of 1,700 small and mid-sized businesses and 83% said that now is a good time to invest as 2019 begins. There’s no better investment for a smart business owner than buying his or her commercial real estate to position them for future wealth. As a referral … Read More

Take the 2019 challenge!

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Before you disconnect for some holiday down time with family and friends, I want to challenge you on a 2019 business goal. 2019 CHALLENGE Whether you own a business or serve those who do, what will you do to position 2019 and beyond to be a year of growth and success? If you’re reading this newsletter today, that means commercial real estate is a part of your work or business in some form or fashion. I’m challenging you to step out with courage and consider owning CRE as part of your strategy for growth and the future. If you’re one … Read More

Get ready to grow small business in 2019

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Black Friday online sales hit an all-time high of $6.2 billion – 23.4% higher than last year. 2018 looks to be a record year all around. Our gift to you for 2019 is a referral fee up to 4% on closed deals. I want to make 2019 a record year for your CDC. As of November 30th, Fountainhead had paid our referral partners $802,677 year-to-date. I’d like to see that number go over $1MM in 2019 and part of it be yours as a CDC partner. Yes, we do pay CDC’s referral fees. Call or email me before the end … Read More

Small business is SOARING and needs YOU!

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The NFIB (National Federation of Independent Businesses) reports its October Small Business Optimism Index continues to be at record levels with no decline in sight. NFIB CEO Juanita Duggan says, “The October optimism index further validates that when small businesses get tax relief and are freed from regulatory shackles, they thrive and the whole economy prospers.” Our deal flow backs up these statistics and opinions. It’s been a record year at Fountainhead as we finance commercial real estate for businesses to grow. I’d welcome the opportunity to support your CDC in its important work delivering SBA 504 loans. The upside … Read More