Do CDFIs hold the key to helping unlock Opportunity Zones’ community impact potential?

CDFIs can bring critical assets to Opportunity Zone projects, if not equity investment experience Although many Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) may have limited experience with market equity instruments, they are well-positioned to play a pivotal role in the Opportunity Zones ecosystem.   Opportunity Zones: Old Game, New Players, Same Community Development Goal The federal

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Paying For Growth

Paying For Growth: Is Now The Right Time for a Business Loan?

With the exception of a few, many entrepreneurs rely on their business’ cash flow or borrowed funds to finance new projects and grow. A word of caution to this group: Even the right loan can burden an entrepreneur and become the wrong loan if it’s taken on at the wrong time. Entrepreneurs must evaluate their current situation to determine

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Pathway Lending Intro

A video introducing Pathway Lending and some of the people and businesses we have served. We can't wait to serve you! Give us a call today.

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Understanding & Fixing Your Credit Score

Among the five ‘C’s of small business lending, your Credit Score is one you can’t afford to ignore Despite other contributing factors in determining your creditworthiness, every lender wants to know your credit score; it’s at the top of their list. Let’s take a few minutes to understand what makes up a credit score –

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Am I ready to apply for a business loan?

Am I ready to apply for a business loan?

The better prepared you are, the greater the likelihood of being approved. Preparation includes understanding what lenders, like Pathway Lending, need to approve your request. Don’t be discouraged if you’re not a cookie-cutter business. Pathway Lending makes loans for a variety of purposes – starting from $5,000 – so we’ve seen all types of loan

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5 Reasons Small Businesses Are Rejected For Loans

5 Reasons Small Businesses Are Rejected For Loans

…and what you can do about it. Of small businesses that applied for financing in the first half of 2014, only half received any amount, according to a survey by the Federal Reserve Banks of New York, Atlanta, Cleveland and Philadelphia. Here are some of the top reasons why small business owners are turned down

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