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A Project Onboarding Platform Designed to Provide the Infrastructure Support Rails for
Businesses and Organizations Looking for Funding.

Onboard Project | Review I Support I Validation I Submission I Approval | Oversight

What We Do

Powering Community Economic Development

We provide integrated solutions to support community improvement initiatives. Our solutions include Business Projects On-boarding, Business Mastery Training, Finance Management & Oversight, Business Coaching & Consulting, Business Strategy & Planning, Business Performance Measurement & Bench-Marking, and Digital Support Services.

Innovative Technology Solutions Interface

We offer a custom technology rail focused on driving integrated solutions for businesses and Organizations. We’ve developed an easy two-step process for members to showcase their project overview to the public to gain community support and awareness, develop collaborations, and find potential capital sources.

Comprehensive Business Support Ecosystem

We realize that many small businesses have a deep level of experience in their core services, but they need help across several key areas in order for them to maximize their success. We’ve developed a global, cross-skilled network of 1500+ top industry coaches, consultants, and business growth partners that can be leveraged on-demand.

Process Management & Documentation Tracking

We’ve designed an easy to navigate project onboarding process with smart tracking and reporting. Our software can seamlessly tie in our experts to help you through the process: Onboard Project | Project Review I Project Support I Project Validation I Project Submission I Approval | Oversight.

Accountability & Oversight Management Process

We give businesses, organizations and financial capital partners the “Power” to do more together. Our capital implementation management oversight solution addresses a critical “GAP” designed to mitigate risk by staying connected through the funding lifecycle. Through this model, we can ensure greater accountability and success.

Trending News & Resources

Date: March 18, 2020

Description: On Wednesday, the Small Business Administration announced that the nation’s small companies adversely impacted by COVID-19 can now apply for disaster loans up to $2M to offset temporary revenue losses resulting from the pandemic. Loan amounts are based on each applicant’s financial condition with repayment terms up to 30 years.

For small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and most private nonprofit organizations, the SBA offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs caused by the coronavirus.

“Timing is everything as we navigate this crisis,” Ohio Governor DeWine said.  “I am encouraging all small businesses located in the Ohio to visit the SBA Disaster Assistance website and submit your application today.”  While there, you will find information on how to contact our customer service team who can answer any disaster-related application questions. You can also reach out to one of our many resource partners for application assistance.

Businesses can also find local SBA Resource Partners information on SBA’s website.

SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans offer up to $2 million in economic assistance to help small businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue resulting from the coronavirus pandemic. These loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills that can’t be paid because of the disaster’s impact.

Interest rates offered are as low as 3.75% for businesses without credit available elsewhere – businesses with credit available elsewhere aren’t eligible. The interest rate for non-profits is 2.75%.

Loan amounts are set by the SBA and based on each applicant’s financial condition. Repayment terms are up to 30 years.

For additional information, contact the SBA Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955 (TTY: 1-800-877-8339) or e-mail disastercustomerservice@sba.gov.

The deadline to apply for an Economic Injury Disaster Loan is Dec. 18, 2020.

 

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How to Write a Business Plan That Attracts Funding

Date: October 30, 2019 Description:  If you’re going to request funding, you will need a strong business plan.  The business plan tells your story and gives the reader the “Why” they should fund your vision and business operation.  It also tells the funder that you have clearly thought through and understand your business and the industry. In short, it says, […]

5 Best and Fast Small-Business Loans (Some of Which You’ve Never Heard of)

Dated:  June 19, 2018  Description:  Do you need a small-business loan fast to start or grow your business? Whatever your reasons for borrowing cash fast, not all small-business loans are made equal. Some of them have stringent credit history and documentation requirements, some have high interest rates and some are government-guaranteed, long-term loans that allow for lower rates. There are […]

The Best Funding Resources/Sources for Disabled Entrepreneurs

Dated: January 8, 2020  Description:  Are you an entrepreneur with a disability? The term “disability” covers many conditions, including limited mobility, deafness, blindness, PTSD or autism. You may qualify for funding even if your disability isn’t physical. And don’t forget: You can also apply for financing not set aside to address your disabilities. Here are a few potential resources to […]

Nine Things Every Small Business Must Have to Get Funded by a Lender

Dated: February 26, 2020 Description: Small Business owners must understand that lenders are looking for specific things when considering whether to provide funding for you.  This short article speaks directly to nine areas of underwriting focus for most lenders. Article:  Having worked as a CFO for several large, medium and small firms, I have had the opportunities to work with […]

BB&T, SunTrust And NCRC Announce $60 Billion Community Investment Commitment For New Truist Bank

BB&T, SunTrust And NCRC Announce $60 Billion Community Investment Commitment For New Truist Bank Dated: July 16, 2019 Description: Corporation (NYSE: BBT), BB&T and SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) and the National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) today announced the creation of a three-year, $60 billion community benefits plan for the region served by Truist Financial Corporation, the combined company to be […]

Need disaster cash? Small businesses can contact state agency for info on SBA Emergency Loans

Dated: March 16, 2020  Description:  Governor Tom Wolf, state economic agencies, and the Small Business Administration said Monday that they will open the spigot of loans for small-business owners in the face of coronavirus-mandated shutdowns.   Many small businesses in Pennsylvania will be hit hard. This article talks about some of the problems in getting to this funding and what […]

9 Startup Funding Options – Business Loans

Dated:  December 16, 2016  Description:  In this video you will learn about 9 Startup Funding Options including business loans and other options you might not have heard of including rollover for business startups. 0:28 Option 1: Traditional Bank and SBA Loans 1:18 Option 2: Rollover for Business Startups (ROBS) 1:57 Option 3: Home Equity Loans and Line of Credit 2:36 […]

Raising Capital – Convertible Notes, Equity and Startup Funding Explained

Date: Feb. 12, 2019 Description:  If you’re starting your first company, understanding stock, preferred stock, options, convertible notes and other fundraising instruments can be truly overwhelming. We didn’t find a single video that covered this, so here we go.  If you are an early-stage startup company in the tech space, the best way to raise capital is with a convertible […]

Startup Funding for Businesses – Business Credit 2019

Date: March 5, 2019 Description: Looking for startup funding for your business? In this video you will discover five funding options that will provide your startup access to cash and credit in the shortest period of time.  One of the greatest challenges facing a new small business is access to funding. Unfortunately, 94% of startups fail within the first 2 […]

BB&T and SunTrust Complete merger of Equals to Become Truist Bank

BB&T and SunTrust Complete merger of Equals to Become Truist Bank Dated: December 9, 2019 Description: Truist Financial Corporation announced Monday the completion of the merger of equals between BB&T Corporation and SunTrust Banks, Inc., that became effective Friday, December 9, 2019.Truist is now the sixth largest U.S. commercial bank, serving approximately 10 million consumer households and business clients. Link […]

What is a Community Benefits Plan (CBA) and how can the Truist Bank CBA be utilized to help our community in Philadelphia, PA?

What is a Community Benefits Plan (CBA) and how can the Truist Bank CBA be utilized to help our community in Philadelphia, PA? Dated: January 28, 2020 Description:  The article defines the use and purpose of a Community Benefits Agreement and shares more detail on the Truist CBA and how the funding is broken down. Link to Full Article (PDF)

Our Small Business-Building Vision

Our solutions combine both coordinated grass roots activities, expert support resources, training and business coaching, financial oversight management, coordinated collaborations with capital partners, and digital solutions/technology rails to accelerate community transformation and growth.   

We helps communities Reorganize, Remobilize and Reintegrate all of the pieces necessary to drive a unified and integrated community plan.

Our Focus Areas Which Will Accelerate Positive Transformation of Communities:

1. Focus on becoming mature and wise partners with the banking community to deliver win, win.

2. Focus on how to support Small Business owners which are the backbone of our economy to success.

3. Focus on developing innovative solutions rail for the on-boarding projects and gathering the data needed for our banking partners – Small Businesses desiring loans need to know what is expected of them upfront.

    A. Knowing the process which will be followed / knowing when you have completed 100% of your requirements / knowing when your project will be evaluated by the team / and the financial lender / understanding your alternatives.

   B.  Our awareness that the segment of Small businesses from start-up to 5 employees creates more jobs than any other segment in America.

4. Focus on Financial Oversight – Proper money and cash flow management is the key to succeed in business.

   A. Cash Flow and Credit Management

   B. Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) 

   C. Auditing and Reporting

   D. Accountability for how the loans and credit lines are to be spent.

   E. A Process which improves accountability across the board while partnering with Banks to drive improvements in paying loans back.

5. Focus on Robust Data Collections and Analysis –  Over time, gaining a better understanding of the credit needs of our communities will help us become a better partner with Financial Institutions.

6. Focus on Growing the Business Revenues – Business Coaching and Business owner Coaching is important because it drives positive results.

7. Focus on Community Wide Communications – keeping everyone up to date and on the same page at all times -Sharing Relevant Information to uplift and stimulate the community toward positive momentum.  Controlling our own messaging is critical.

8. Focus on sharing local community activities and events so the entire community can participate and include their passion and commitment.

9. Focus on engaging and collaborating with all grass root efforts which are meant to improve the community.

10. Focus on providing a nurturing 360 degree Life Cycle Model for supporting Small businesses (from starting the business to exiting the business)

  A. Training and Coaching for Small Businesses to help them succeed / gaining access to seasoned business coaching experts / Teaching 80+ strategies to improve leads and conversion of leads.

  B. Everyone needs a coach / people and businesses want to do better / most business people can’t see the forest through the trees / Accountability is key. / Good coaches are a value added to people’s lives. / People get to use their previous knowledge to help local businesses grow.

Economic Building, People Building, Community Building