A Birthday, a Closing, and a Super Bowl Wish…

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Happy Birthday to us! Sure, it may be a little unusual to wish ourselves this, but no one has ever accused us of being “ordinary.” 🙂 Just in case you didn’t already figure this out: Fountainhead Commercial Capital turned 1 year old earlier this week. Truly amazing how fast time flies… As with all small to midsized businesses, we’ve had our highs… our lows… and just about everything in between. But, that is what makes entrepreneurship so exciting, so exhilarating. And unlike some, we here at Fountainhead all happen to love the challenges associated with growing a successful business. Mere … Read More

What on Earth does an archery facility, a new brewery and a dental office have in common?

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…Those are all deals we’re currently working on to close in the next few weeks and months.  See, the most enjoyable part of our business is not just helping owners of small to mid-sized businesses create wealth, but in meeting so many smart and talented business owners operating such diverse businesses. The following are just a few of the deals (totaling over $12 million) we’re working to close during the next 75 days. We list these here as a way to help you get an idea of our appetite for similar projects: Online E-Commerce Business – a $1.26 million project … Read More

Our last message to you in 2015…

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All of us at Fountainhead want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! It has been quite the hectic December for us as we’ve closed several deals recently and provided an early Holiday gift of commercial real estate ownership for several small business entrepreneurs. But we’re not done just yet… we’ve got two more final deals to close next week, before year-end! Just so you have a brief reference about what we’re financing these days (and looking to finance more of), our recent closings have included: An online e-commerce business located in Florida purchasing and … Read More

We’re Very Thankful…

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The smell of a roasting turkey… the sounds of family and friends laughing (and sometimes arguing)… the cheering for your favorite football team or parade float… we’re just a few more days away from one of our favorite holidays! With the recent terrorist attacks in Beirut, Paris, and now Mali, it makes this time of year even more important to us.  These kinds of tragedies have us pausing every day to be grateful for the health, safety and happiness of our loved ones and innocents all over the world. We are busy here at Fountainhead focused on closing several deals … Read More

Great Customer Service Never Ends: Joshie the Giraffe Part 2

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Joshie the Giraffe was first introduced to the world in 2012. In fact, Joshie became quite famous as his story went viral being shared by thousands of fans on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and more. Not very often do you see a stuffed animal cruising the beach at a luxury resort! The story was originally shared by Chris in this 2012 Huffington Blog post “Stuffed Giraffe Shows What Customer Service Is All About” and was not just a heart-warming story about the return of a beloved stuffed animal to a young child, but a story about how an organization committed to … Read More

More Deals Closing Than Apples in a Bobbing-for-Apples Barrel (well, almost..)

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Wow…it’s mid-October already! Before you know it, we will be rolling into the Holiday Season (you’ve probably already seen Christmas decorations being sold in stores by now!). For some businesses, the heavy lifting has already been done and the holiday season is actually a time to relax and enjoy some time off. Unfortunately/fortunately for many of you, the next 75 days will be a whirlwind of activity and you’ll probably “hope” to get a little time off. 😉 Based on our current deal pipeline, we will certainly be in the latter group! Of course, we actually feel very fortunate because … Read More

When Government Picks Winners, Small Business Loses

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The following is a “sneak preview” of an upcoming Forbes article written by Chris Hurn about the continued mixed messages from our Government about truly supporting the “Small Businesses” in America, enjoy… As we catapult through the newest political season, I’m reminded of a theme from the last presidential election when the stump speeches often touched on the concept of the government “picking winners and losers.” Whether we are discussing the auto business struggling or the banking industry teetering, a fundamental question arises, asking whether or not the government should influence policy in a way where it essentially plays favorites … Read More

Happy Labor Day – A Personal Note From Chris Hurn…

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As some of you know, I went through a brief “wilderness period” late last year after I unsuccessfully attempted to buy back the company I founded in this industry 13 years ago. During that time, as I was laying the groundwork for Fountainhead, I started a daily morning (and sometimes even evening) routine of briskly walking 4 to 6 miles while listening to podcasts or audio-books on Audible. I’ve continued this to this day, but for a month-long period this summer when I couldn’t seem to kick some virus. In fact, I’m happy to report that I just cleared slightly … Read More

So Much for Tropical Storm Erika…

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As we began to write this blog post update last Friday, we had one eye on our action list and one eye on the Weather Channel… as it appeared Tropical Storm Erika was heading our way!  Although the local weatherman always seem disappointed, we are sure all of you are very happy to be spared the potential damage and disruption to your business! Anyway… We hope you are enjoying your last few weeks of summer with your family. Since most of the schools here are back up and running, we are actually enjoying some rare quiet time 🙂 >>Bankers/Credit Unions … if you can’t … Read More

Live a Day in the Life of Your Clients

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With all the watercooler talk last week about the New York Times’ “expose” on the workplace at Amazon, and of course the rebuttals, I thought I’d give you a “sneak-peak” of something I’ve recently drafted for my Huffington Post column about how critical it is to truly understand your ideal customer base… and what that REALLY means if you sell products/services to the entrepreneurial owners of small and midsized businesses. With that in mind, here’s my latest story… As I drove through a torrential summer rainstorm, I wondered why I was rushing to the Florida state line while every banker … Read More