Crank up Business – Crank up the Economy Newsletter

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According to the SBA, there are almost 30 million small businesses in the US. They employ 47.8% of US workers and account for 63% of the net share of new jobs over the past six years. These small businesses played a huge role in the 4.2% GDP growth that our country experienced in 2Q18. This is why I’m all in for small business owners and supporting them in growing their businesses. We offer a number of financing options for entrepreneurs, but our Fountainhead 504 loan program is one that is literally meant to encourage economic development. When small business owners … Read More

Check out the White Hot Numbers Newsletter

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The Hot US economy paired with record high small business optimism is creating an extremely healthy environment for entrepreneurs to grow their businesses. Growth requires access to capital which we are excited to offer to small business owners who want to take the next step by acquiring their commercial real estate. 69.7% of small business owners have a positive outlook for the future 6 straight quarters of rising optimism on the SB Index 71% of healthy small businesses say it was easy to obtain financing If you advise business owners or are one yourself, we should be talking. Call/email us … Read More

Four Lessons from the Underdog Newsletter

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I was excited when Medium.com offered me the opportunity to write about my Loyola Ramblers who had an incredible underdog run on the way to the Final Four back in March. I’ve always been a sucker for the underdog. To this day, as a serial entrepreneur, I still consider myself one. I usually relish the role, but watching an underdog prevail feels even better, especially when it’s my school and team. I owe so very much to Loyola. This article is a quick four minute read and will give your day a little inspiration. Here are my takeaway lessons for … Read More

$252,904,204 – Past the 1/4 billion mark! Newsletter

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As of last Friday, Fountainhead has closed just over one-quarter of a billion dollars ($252,904,204.) in commercial loans since May of 2015, just 39 months ago. This is nearly twice the pace of the previous company I founded. So, I want to give a big “THANK YOU!” to everyone who helped us along the way! I’m very proud of our team, our referral partners, and of course, our business owner clients who’ve entrusted their financing to us. Here’s to the next quarter billion closing twice as fast again! Fountainhead exists to help small business owners create personal wealth and grow … Read More

Is Your Loan Holding You Back? Newsletter

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The end of summer means the beginning of a new school year. For students (and parents) that means new routines, new schedules, new friends and new challenges. I’ve always loved the fresh start aspect of that. Small businesses need the same sometimes. Your business may need a personnel change or a re-do on a marketing campaign. You may also need a fresh start on your commercial real estate financing. We frequently hear from entrepreneurs who have loan terms that are holding them back and not in their favor… or have too-good-to-be-true proposals that their chosen lender suddenly can’t deliver on. … Read More

Practice and Produce Excellence- Newsletter

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Jim Thome played major league baseball for 22 years for six teams. He hit 612 home runs during his professional career and was inducted into the Hall of Fame this past Sunday. More important to me, “Jimmy” was my childhood friend in Central Illinois where we umpired Little League together and turned plenty of double plays. When I lived outside DC and Baltimore after grad school, he used to invite me to Camden Yards for games and to meet the players. I watched him take batting practice again and again and again. Much like in this touching article, I’ve always … Read More

Work Hard! No Excuses! Newsletter

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Small business owners consistently face challenges: lack of funds, lack of time and lack of good employees to name a few. I’ve experienced these things myself as an entrepreneur. The difference between success and failure is being willing to press in and keep your eye on the opportunity that lies ahead. A Fountainhead client recently said, “This country has many opportunities for anyone to succeed. It’s the level of dedication and persistence from you that matters. Work hard. No excuses.” There’s no better description of the entrepreneurs we’re working with every day, financing their commercial real estate. They inspire me, … Read More

Ignite Small Business Growth and Wealth Newsletter

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Alas, the World Cup is finally over, and we can all get a little more sleep in this “between time” for major sports. Entrepreneurs are always sleep deprived, so it was likely no big deal for them. Those are the folks we seek to serve as they take calculated risks and work to grow their companies. We do that by providing “game-changing” commercial real estate loans… creating wealth, while also helping them grow their operating companies with simply smarter financing. I believe nonbanks are meeting the needs of business owners in a way banks often cannot these days with specialization, … Read More

Fountainhead is Built for Your Success Newsletter

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We are constantly positioning Fountainhead to best serve your commercial real estate financing needs. Our AI software Pronto does that with two hour loan approvals. Yes, you read that correctly: I said in only two hours… Maybe it’s time we work together on a deal, then? Our borrowers and their trusted advisors are able to immediately know what they can afford, terms of their financing, and plan with certainty for a closing. This (speed, and certainty for that matter) is one of the many benefits of working with a national, nonbank, direct, and experienced lender like us. Serving our borrowers … Read More

Time it Right to Do it Well Newsletter

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TED speaker and NYT bestselling author Dan Pink recently released a book titled When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing. Ask any war historian, and they’ll tell you that great victories in battle often come down to timing. Timing is important in every part of life, and certainly in business. Knowing what you can afford to spend on commercial real estate matters. Knowing when the time is right to pull the trigger is just as important. Watch this short (2:25) video to help you or your clients identify the key points on timing your commercial real estate investment for business. … Read More