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[VIDEO] Ep. 3: The Power of Partnerships and Quick Business Loans – Creative Capital Series

TEDC’s Creative Capital Series shares the stories of local entrepreneurs who’ve benefited from our lending programs and services.

In our third episode, restauranteurs Tony and Emily Galvez of Okie Proud Restaurant Group share their experience of opening their first restaurant, The Local Bison, as they answered the call of entrepreneurship.

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8 Tips for Getting Quick Business Loans with TEDC Creative Capital

Whether you need to purchase inventory, pay for new equipment, or hire employees, getting the money you need to make it happen can be a long and sometimes tedious process. The average small business loan process takes 30 to 90 days, but that timeframe can be shortened or lengthened depending on how prepared you are.

Tony and Emily Galvez

[Press Release] The Power of Partnerships and Quick Business Loans

TEDC’s Creative Capital Series highlights the power of partnerships, preparing for the loan process, and finding the perfect location for your business in the release of  their third episode.

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How to Get a Loan to Buy an Existing Business: A Step-By-Step Guide

Have you come across an opportunity to purchase an existing business? It’s possible that you require some financial assistance to finalize the deal. If you’re interested in how to get a loan to buy an existing business, get your calculators and business plans ready because we’re giving you a step-by-step guide.

Paul Hildebrand

[PRESS RELEASE] How to Get a Loan to Buy an Existing Business

In the release of their second episode, TEDC’s Creative Capital Series highlights one of their borrowers who bought an existing business, leveraging the expertise of a business broker.

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Loan Closing: Leroux’s Kitchen

Leroux’s Kitchen is a Louisiana style food service that gives back and is now in Mother Road Market with the help of TEDC

Bri Seeley

Bri Seeley partners with TEDC to coach small businesses

Bri Seeley is one of Google’s top ranked business consultants and is partnering with TEDC to give technical assistance to women owned small businesses.

TEDC Creative Capital Series Premieres in April

Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (aka TEDC Creative Capital) will premiere its new Creative Capital Series on April 4th, telling the story of commercial real estate in Tulsa and building generational wealth in the first episode.

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Board Feature: Gil Eacret

Gil Eacret is the SVP for Security Bank and sits on the TEDC loan committee

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Creating an Effective Pricing Strategy for a Small Business

As a small business owner, it’s important to carefully consider what pricing model you will use to ensure you are maximizing your profits.