Fountainhead Small Business Finance Names Michael Bland COO

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Fountainhead Small Business Finance LLC today announced that Michael Bland has joined the company as chief operating officer. The company offers U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) Program loans to small business owners for working capital, business acquisitions, partner buyouts, equipment, furniture and fixtures, startup capital, and debt refinancing, among other business purposes. Bland is responsible for all operational aspects of the business, including underwriting, SBA approvals, closing, and servicing. Fountainhead SBF is the nation’s newest Small Business Lending Company — one of only 14 non-bank lenders offering SBA 7(a) loans directly. It is also a sister-company of Fountainhead Commercial … Read More

Here’s some entrepreneur inspiration

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We all know that small business is the backbone of our country. 2016 Census data shows that 98% of US businesses have less than 20 workers. No matter the size business, I’m a raving fan of entrepreneurs and business owners. That’s who Fountainhead exists to serve. I was honored to speak with John Siracusa for his “Bank on It” podcast back in November and talk about my entrepreneurial journey and the birth of Fountainhead (he’s a bit backed-up on releasing these great podcasts – too much great content; not enough days). I hope this podcast will inspire you toward your … Read More

Don’t panic – the answer is financing!

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Are you the voice of reason to your clients? When they have a small “hurdle” that’s a mountain to them? I can guarantee they will appreciate a voice of reason that calmly speaks strategy and solutions. The Equipment and Leasing Association just released it’s 10 Equipment Acquisition Trends for 2019. Financing remains the most common payment method for businesses to purchase equipment and software. Financing is the solution to many things small business. Fountainhead is here to position your clients to grow and be fuel to that growth. I’d welcome the opportunity to speak with you about any of our … Read More

Deny the drama and partner with Fountainhead.

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Media has run the full spectrum recently from high profile arrests to politics to entertainment awards… all of it very dramatic. Who of us needs more drama? That’s why we’re committed to a logical, efficient and service-driven approach in financing your business needs. I know the process of accessing capital and closing deals can be daunting, but we’re here to change that. Every person and company with whom we work has a dedicated point of contact backed up by the entire Fountainhead team. We are able to give two hour approvals for all our loan products: SBA 7(a), SBA 504 … Read More

Franchising may be your best business opportunity

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In 2018, franchised businesses in the US accounted for 8.2M jobs and over $450B in GDP. And that’s just inside franchises. GDP because of franchises is more than double that. Whether you’re up for a Dunkin Donuts, General Nutrition Centers, Zaxby’s or Meineke, franchising is a great business opportunity for most entrepreneurs. Our newly-announced Fountainhead 7(a) loan program can provide the financing to acquire and equip franchised businesses. That could include working capital, leasehold improvements and FF&E. If you or someone you serve is considering a franchise, a Fountainhead 7(a) is the smartest financing in the marketplace. Check out the … Read More

Let’s create success for your clients together

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A recent survey of several thousand small businesses owners showed that their number one challenge was capital! I’m sure you know that to be the case with many of your clients. I want to support you at every opportunity possible, which is why we’ve added the Fountainhead 7(a) program to our longstanding offerings of Fountainhead 504 and Conventional Loans. Remember these two key components for ALL our loans. Pronto – our proprietary AI software that can approve your clients for any of our loans in under two hours. FastTrack – our referral program which pays a referral fee up to … Read More

Fountainhead Commercial Capital to Offer SBA 7(a) Small Business Loans

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SBA recently approved acquisition of license from American Business Lending, Inc. Fountainhead Commercial Capital today announced the non-bank finance company will begin offering U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 7(a) Program loans to small businesses throughout the United States. Fountainhead’s acquisition of a Small Business Lending Company (SBLC) 7(a) Loan Program license from American Business Lending, Inc. recently received final approval from SBA. Only fourteen of these licenses were created by SBA beginning in the mid-1970s, and Fountainhead holds one of the few in the Southeast. Best known for leadership in the SBA 504 Loan Program, Fountainhead will now expand its mandate … Read More

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

Business lending will never be the same.

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Fountainhead is now offering SBA 7(a) loans in order to meet the needs of more owners of small to mid-sized businesses. We can now provide financing for: business acquisitions; working capital; partner buyouts; leasehold improvements; furniture, fixtures & equipment; startup working capital; and so on. Check out the press release here. A Fountainhead 7(a) Loan is often the most affordable solution for a business owner with lower-than-market interest rates, longer repayment terms and high advance rates. We’ve designed it for financing in the $200,000 to $5 million range. If this lending opportunity would meet a need in your business, or … Read More

Step out and grow!

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What a week. An uneventful Superbowl, the State of the Union address and almost more political craziness than we can handle. Through it all, you can count on me as an advocate for business owners and fuel for the engine that runs our country’s economy – small businesses. Here’s an example of why we do it: We were honored to provide 80% loan-to-cost financing for this tremendous new project and help the developers in growing their portfolio. This is a ground-up construction, $15.2 million Best Western Vib hotel directly across I-4 from Universal Orlando Resort. Hospitality development is thriving across … Read More