$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

Be An Influencer Newsletter

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I’m the typical entrepreneur and small business owner who usually fills every moment of every day. Rarely can I just stare out the window and/or be bored. The daily stream of issues to be addressed makes it a necessity to prioritize the things that matter most. As much as I love helping small business owners, being a dad is even better. To all the dads: I hope you had a great day this past Sunday. All of us are influencing at least someone every day. And influencers are the ones who impact, create change and determine the future. Entrepreneurs are some … Read More

Defy the Summer Slump Newsletter

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Few industries are immune to the summer slump that most sectors of business have come to expect. Beat the odds, close deals and prep for future business with a few strategic moves. Use the time to do tasks that always get pushed to the bottom of the list. Nurture existing relationships and prospect new ones. Create some personal margin, so you’ll be refreshed for the fall. Strategize for the coming months and set up a growth oriented fall. The Fountainhead team does the same during the summer, but we are also working hard to serve clients through these months. I … Read More

Embrace Risk- Reap the Reward Newsletter

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“Playing it safe with no risks never got any small business owner very far.” Mark Twain “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” THE ENTREPRENEUR CHALLENGE Processing risks and making decisions is sometimes very challenging for entrepreneurs. “Doing everything” doesn’t leave much bandwidth for future thinking which means all the risks can actually reap few rewards. THE REWARD OF FUTURE WEALTH This is what … Read More