How to Choose an SBA 504 Lender: The Foundations of Fountainhead

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Defined by Fine Dictionary, a fountainhead is 1: “an abundant source” and 2: a “principal source.” Fountainhead Commercial Capital has made it not only its goal, but its passion to be the leading source of Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans, which empower small businesses to invest, long term, into the communities they serve. Fountainhead has become the spring, feeding businesses with commercial capital insight and an unmatched level of expertise in the SBA 504 loan marketplace. Whether simply curious or absolutely set on taking advantage of the SBA 504 for your business, Fountainhead recommends you keep in mind the … Read More

$22MM in Less Than 45 Days and We’re Just Getting Started…

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Happy Fountainhead Friday! Things have been very busy here at Fountainhead since we announced our national launch. We’ve closed our fourth Fountainhead 504 project in the last 45 or so days, totaling almost $22 million in total projects in that month and a half! That’s almost three quarters of the total fundings Fountainhead did in our first twelve months of operations, and at that pace would equal nearly $180 million in Fountainhead 504 fundings for the year. Not too shabby, but as you’ll see in the coming months, this is just the start of many great things to come! Recently, … Read More

Some Very Interesting Findings about Financing America’s Entrepreneurs…

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Happy Fountainhead Friday! In reviewing some data earlier this week on commercial real estate financing for America’s entrepreneurs (directly from the SBA), we were a bit shocked by what we found: Only 68 lenders (out of 1,545) provided at least one (1) SBA 504 loan a month in the past fiscal year (the government’s fiscal year ended September 30, 2015).  That’s national data.  And yes, that’s it’s just 4.4% of all those lenders at a level we here at Fountainhead would deem necessary for competence.  4.4% is all! Now, you may not know it, but there are approximately 6,100 banks … Read More

There are 334,779 reasons to work with Fountainhead in 2016…

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Okay, we won’t post the “Mother of All” blog posts and list all 334,779 reasons here. THAT would be quite the post, by anyone’s standards. But, this may very well be the “Mother of All” blog posts for you anyway… See, in the last six months of 2015, not only did we close LOTS of SBA 504 loans in six states, but $334,779 in referral fees were earned by our originating referral sources for an average of $41,847 per referred deal. That’s quite a CHUNK of change for those folks, and we were happy to do it since it furthered … 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

FCC Closes $4.4 Million Hotel Deal in Tiffin, OH

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We’re ending another great week as yesterday we helped another owner of a small business create wealth by acquiring commercial real estate using our Fountainhead 504 loan program. Our details below provide you with an example of the type of deals we’re doing for others and can do for you and those you know as well. >>Commercial Brokers/Nonbank Commercial Lenders…if you have any clients who can benefit from using our 504 loan program to create wealth by owning their own commercial property we can help! Contact us today!<< >>Bankers/Credit Unions … if you can’t get a deal done in-house, reach … Read More

Fountainhead Closes $8.2 Million Hotel Deal in Urbana, IL

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We started last week by closing a terrific hotel loan in Illinois on Monday morning, one of several hospitality deals we have in our pipeline currently.  The hospitality industry is thriving and Fountainhead  is taking advantage of the many opportunities presenting themselves in multiple states across the nation. Let us know how we can help you and/or someone you know by contacting us at: today.  But, for now, let’s focus on the specifics of the deal we just closed… Fountainhead is proud to announce the closing of a $6,818,124 hotel loan.  Our Fountainhead 504 loan was used to acquire … Read More

Can You Finance Heavy Equipment with an SBA 504 Loan?

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Although SBA 504 loans are primarily used for financing owner-occupied commercial real estate, the program does allow, in certain circumstances, for the acquisition of heavy equipment with a useful life exceeding 10 years. In fact, we have just closed such a loan! Fountainhead is proud to announce its most recent closing, a $1,303,925 loan used for the acquisition of heavy equipment by Natstone, LLC, a manufacturer of thermal bluestone. Natstone, located in Montrose, PA., acquired the necessary equipment needed to mine, treat, and ultimately manufacture natural stone products for patios, walkways, building facades, landscaping and pool decks. The equipment acquired … Read More

Fountainhead Fridays: Why Some Lenders are Like Teenagers in Horror Movies…

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We’re deeply sorry you missed our Fountainhead Friday blog post last week.  Call it “Fountainhead Fatigue.”  We’ve been so busy lately, it simply slipped our collective minds until it was too late in the day.  Hopefully it won’t happen again. We just approved our latest loan for $4,354,000, so we’re now up to $20,768,000 in commitments and/or closings in the past 60 days or so, if you’re keeping score.  And we’ve got another $10,160,000 going to our credit committee early next week.  Poor Matt.  He closes our loans, and he’s about to become the most fatigued Fountainheader of us all… 😉 … Read More