Seven Moves the New SBA Administrator Can Make to Smackdown Tepid Economic Growth While Championing the Small Businesses

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If you were a child or had children in the past 30 years or so, there is a fair chance that you have at least a passing knowledge of the sports entertainment behemoth that has become World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), formerly the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Touting the sport’s biggest names, like Hulk Hogan and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, the corporation has spent years laying “the smackdown” for fans across the country (and world). A major factor of their success is former CEO and president, Linda McMahon, whom the U.S. Senate recently confirmed as leader of the Small Business Administration … Read More

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

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

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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Winners Losers

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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Tropical Storm Erika

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