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What’s Funding at WBD – April 2018

From breweries to hotels to home builders and beyond, WBD is honored to support many exciting projects each and every month with the 504 loan. As a recently-begun feature on our blog and in our newsletter, WBD will provide an overview of the projects that funded the prior month.  Here is what we funded in April 2018!    

What’s Funding at WBD – March 2018

From breweries to hotels to home builders and beyond, WBD is honored to support many exciting projects each and every month with the 504 loan. As a new feature on our blog and in our newsletter, WBD will provide an overview of the projects that funded the prior month.  Here is what we funded in March 2018!

Commercial real estate has a great new 25-year financing option

April 3, 2018 Commercial real estate has a great new 25-year financing option SBA 504 loans now able to offer 25-year loan The US Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced the creation of a 25-year debenture in the 504 loan program. “More options and flexibility in the program will only make the 504 program more attractive to both our business…

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POLL: Favorite Thanksgiving Dessert

Click on the image to vote and to view results You work hard. You pay your taxes. You try to be a good person. Put others before you? Yes. Open to favors? All the time. Sure, you perform acts of kindness because you are an awesome, self-less person. But at the Thanksgiving dessert table, it’s all about you. After family,…

SBA Loans: 504 vs 7(a)

When it comes to SBA lending, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. The two largest SBA programs are the 7(a) Loan, offered through lenders, and the 504 Loan, delivered through a Certified Development Company like WBD in partnership with local lenders. Our loan officers will ascertain your business needs and your overall objectives to determine the best loan package(s) for you. What are…

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S.M.A.R.T Collaborations in the Office Make Good Ideas Great

While working on slides for the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) Annual Meeting, I had a thought to apply the concept of S.M.A.R.T. goals into the presentation. This framework helps professionals set clear and articulated goals into any project—often making the difference between creating a list and forming an action plan. But first of all, what is NADCO and what…

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Craft Brewers Draft a Plan for Business Growth

By Bruce Kaufmann WBD Senior Credit Analyst Manager In my time at WBD, I have analyzed and underwritten a number of businesses in the craft brewing industry.  Combined with my enthusiasm for craft beer, and observing how these businesses have evolved over time, I have developed some insight into factors that are indicators of likely success. I am not a…

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WBD Experts talk 504 and 7(a) Lending on ‘Biztalk’ Radio

Recently, WBD Senior Vice President and Senior Lender Jason Monnett teamed up with WBD Vice President and Loan Officer Matt Wilcox to talk all things 504 and 7(a) on the “BizTalk with SCORE” radio program. The experts explained how WBD helps small businesses create jobs through an SBA 504 or a 7(a) loan—sometimes both by layering loans to support different parts of the process.…

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What is the 504 Loan Process?

An SBA 504 loan is a special product that can only be offered by a Certified Development Company (CDC) in partnership with a local lender. WBD is one of the most successful CDC’s in the country and has partnered with hundreds of local lenders to help thousands of small businesses since 1981. The 504 loan is designed to help small…

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