Transparency between Me and You Newsletter

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I enjoyed sharing Fountainhead’s story at a YPO Global “In the Boardroom” event last week. I highly value the transparency this group has in regard to business. That’s uncommon these days. Transparency is not just honesty. It’s celebrating success and being clear about failure. I’m an entrepreneur like you or those your serve, so I’ve had plenty of both. Success AND failure propel me forward to accomplish great things for others. Fountainhead Exists for Your Success I understand what it means to give everything you have to an effort and risk it all for success (among other reasons why, I … Read More

Anchor Your Floating Rate with a Refi Newsletter

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We’re praying for our friends on the East Coast who are already under the effects of Hurricane Florence. As an SBA lender for SBA 504 loans, I’m proud of all the work the agency does for disaster relief loans to small businesses. If you happen to be a small business impacted by the storm, click here for more information on that. The SBA played a key role after Hurricane Harvey (and many others) in helping small businesses recover. 7(a) Floating Rate Refi’s The adjustable rate home mortgages of the 2000’s did not end well for many people. A floating rate … Read More

Don’t Forget Newsletter

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The morning of September 11, 2001, is so clearly etched in each of our minds that it’s hard to believe that day was 17 years ago. We were all changed that day but certainly none more than the families of those killed. The stories of rescuers and first responders will live on as inspiration for heroic living. I talk about issues each week that impact small business owners and those of us who serve them. Today, my words are simply that of thankfulness for living in a country where we have the freedom to do business as we please; the … Read More

Fountainhead Commercial Capital Named GrowFL “Florida Company to Watch” Finalist

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Fountainhead Commercial Capital was among the first round of 2018 “Florida Companies to Watch” finalists recently announced by GrowFL. The awards event – now in its eighth year – honors 50 select second-stage companies from throughout the state for developing valuable products and services, creating quality jobs, enriching communities, and broadening new industries throughout Florida. Chosen from a candidate pool of 134 growing second-stage businesses, the finalists collectively represented $518 million in annual revenue and employed 2,743 full-time equivalent employees in 2017. Fountainhead specializes in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) “504” loans as well as low loan-to-value commercial real estate … Read More

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

Vote YES for Small Business

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Our republic is great because of our system of democracy which gives us the gift of capitalism: opportunity for all. Today is Primary Day in my state of Florida and two others. If you live in a state with primary elections today, I encourage you get out and go vote. As service providers, we should be voting YES for small businesses every day. They are the ones creating the bulk of the jobs in this country… and a job beats a hand-out any day. Small business owners are taking risks that most people will never experience. And yet their efforts … 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