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Wells Fargo No. 1 SBA lender for Arizona

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Wells Fargo & Company announced it is the No. 1 Small Business Administration (SBA) 7 (a) lender in Arizona in amount of dollars and number of loans  approved for fiscal year 2014.  Wells Fargo approved $89,034,400 and 197 loans to Arizona businesses from Oct. 1, 2013 and Sept. 30, 2014. “Working with small business owners… Read More →

Wells Fargo Arizona No. 1 SBA lender in dollars

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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC), America’s No. 1 small business lender, today announced it is the No. 1 Small Business Administration (SBA) 7 (a) lender in Arizona in amount of dollars for the seventh consecutive year and tied for #1 in terms of number of loans  approved.  Wells Fargo approved $75 million dollars and… Read More →

Phoenix Public Market boosts micro-businesses

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Micro businesses may be small, but they pack a big punch. Though defined as businesses with less than five employees, reports that micro firms “represent a staggering 99.7percent of all the employer firms in the country.”  That means more than half of all private-sector employees work for micro firms which pay “44 percent of… Read More →

3 Reasons the Bank Says No


If your application for a small business loan has been denied, you are not alone. In fact, only about 10 percent of the small business borrowers who apply at the bank leave with a loan. Although the bank may give you a song and dance about why you were denied, it usually boils down to… Read More →

3 Phoenix-area companies offered access to growth capital

by in Business News | Finance | Small Biz

The Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC), Bank of America, FORTUNE and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are proud to announce that they have selected three Phoenix-area companies for their annual Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) program. This year the program received a record-setting 5,200 company nominations from across the country and selected… Read More →

National Bank of Arizona Hires New Business Banking Manager

by in Business News | Economy | Finance | Small Biz

National Bank of Arizona (NB|AZ) announced the hire of new business banking manager, Ward Hickey. Hickey has more than 25 years of experience in the Arizona banking industry, specializing in entrepreneurship, business development and small business administration (SBA) lending. “I am thrilled to join the NB|AZ team,” Hickey said. “I’m looking forward to expanding the… Read More →

Valley Franchise Owners Use SBA-504 Refinance Program To Help Reinvest In Businesses

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Robert and Mary Perez take advantage of SBA-504 refinance program. At a time when jobs are hard to come by and many small businesses are cutting back, Robert and Mary Perez are growing their Metro Phoenix businesses and reinvesting in their biggest asset – their employees. The Perez’s own and operate six Wendy’s franchises and… Read More →

ASBA Celebrates Entrepreneurs


The Arizona Small Business Association ( ASBA ) and the U.S. Small Business Administration ( SBA ) will kick-off national Small Business Month in May by announcing Arizona’s small business award winners at the 19th Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon on May 1. The luncheon will be held at the Arizona Biltmore Resort and, notably,… Read More →

Arizona Commercial Real Estate Financing Nearly Doubles

by in Business News | Finance & RE Law

Commercial real estate financing in Arizona via the Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loan program nearly doubled for the first half of the SBA’s fiscal year compared to the same six-month period a year ago, according to CDC Small Business Finance. DC reported that SBA-504 loan approvals totaled $105M for the Oct. 2011 – March… Read More →

Hispanic Chamber Takes On Key Issues

Public Policy

Matters of Public Policy Hispanic chamber takes on key issues   From immigration reform to healthcare affordability, the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is once again wading into the turbulent waters of public policy and its already tackling big issues. The chamber’s public policy committee became active again last September and its 25 members have… Read More →