*The above metrics represent the combined accomplishments of Florida Business Development Corporation and its DBAs Georgia Small Business Capital and Alabama Small Business Capital
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Florida Business Development Corporation (FBDC) is a private, non-profit Certified Development Company established in 1989 to administer the Small Business Association (SBA) 504 Loan Program. In addition to the 504 Loan Program, FBDC is active in the economic development in the community in which it serves. Take a look at our expertise:
We offer a comprehensive array of services to help meet the needs of your small business
Machinery & Construction
The 504 Loan Program allows for the acquisition of heavy machinery and equipment. In addition, real estate can be developed and or renovated without having to provide a large down payment.
- We assisted a client with an SBA-504 program loan on a construction project to build a restaurant. Based on some prior and positive results, we reached out to one of our local CDC's, Florida Business Development Corporation, and worked with Derek King and Angela Peterson. From pre-approval to the final construction draw, we could not have had a better team. Derek and Angela are responsive, helpful, and a great part of our team.
Searching for and securing a loan can be overwhelming, but Derek and Kara made the process as streamlined and simplified as possible. They were consistently professional, extremely responsive, and always eager to help. I would highly recommend Derek, Kara and the FBDC to anyone looking for an SBA loan.
I have had the pleasure of working with Tim Cramer at FBDC and the SBA 504 loan program for many years. Their responsiveness and knowledge of the program has helped us to reach the closing table with ease numerous times. At the same time, the advice and counsel they provide gives my clients peace-of-mind and confidence throughout the loan process. Through this solid partnership with FBDC, clients have come to realize that the SBA process does not have to be difficult and can be as easy as a conventional loan. SBA loans aren't just for start-up businesses, either. The benefits of as little as 10% down and getting a second fixed rate mortgage for 20 years --in one of the lowest interest rate environments in decades --is attractive to any business owner, whether new or established. I highly recommend Tim Cramer and Florida Business Development Corporation.
It gives me great pleasure to recommend you to any company that is interested in growing their business and is seeking a financial partner. I can say without question that I would not be where I am today without you in my life. As an entrepreneur, I'm a calculated risk-taker and I need someone on the other side of the table who understands my entrepreneurial ways, but views the opportunity from a pragmatic state. I've found that in you. When I think back to the financing of our first real estate project together in 2006, we ran into significant problems when the initial bank backed out of the deal post-closing on the real estate. You stepped in, found us the right primary lender, and told the story as well as I did. You're a true advocate - you see beyond the numbers and understand the vision and what we are trying to accomplish. That said, there are always parameters - we must live inside our means, and you understand that. It's an incredible balance that is difficult to find in a lending institution. Growing and leveraging my company has been both exciting and challenging, and thanks to your help I've been able to significantly grow my real estate portfolio to support the growing needs of my companies. I would highly recommend you to anyone that is seeking a relationship with a lender.
I like to use the 504 program when a client prefers to put less down on equipment or real estate. Part of the loan gets a great long term fixed rate and the fees can be financed. Florida Business Development Corp has a great team from top to bottom. They are always willing to answer any questions and I trust them to speak directly to my clients. Not only do they help during the approval and closing process they are there during the servicing of the loans as well. FBDC has a very knowledgeable staff and is a great resource to answer all of my SBA 504 questions.
When we began Study Hall Research in 2010 we chose the downtown urban core as our home. As our business grew it began to make business sense to move away from the skyrocketing office rents but finding funding to purchase a commercial building seemed daunting at best. I knew the Small Business Administration could help but approaching a government agency seemed time consuming and the perceived ‘red tape and paperwork’ felt overwhelming for an already time strained business owner. Our bank then introduced us to Bill Habermeyer and Mark Hoeller at Florida Business Development Corporation (FBDC) and the rest is history! Our experience with FBDC was nothing short of outstanding. Mark and Bill ushered us seamlessly through all of the necessary paperwork and filings and made the entire process simple and straightforward. Communication was professional, clear, and concise which kept Study Hall on track for document production from our side and FBDC handled everything else. All we had to do is show up at the closing table and sign the final papers! I highly recommend this organization to any business looking for help with the SBA and the associated annual filings.