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LeRoux’s Kitchen co-owners Renauld Porter & Gabriela Castañeda

Creole Cooking and Community Connections: How LeRoux’s Kitchen Landed a Coveted Spot at Mother Road Market with Business Lessons and Lending from TEDC Creative Capital

Co-owners Renauld Porter and Gabriela Castañeda will tell you, their winning recipe for success is built on persistence, passion, taking hold of opportunities, and fostering strategic relationships with entrepreneurial supporters like TEDC Creative Capital.

May Yang

[VIDEO] From Artist to Entrepreneur: TEDC Highlights Ways to Grow a Business – Creative Capital Series

In the latest episode of our Creative Capital Series, we speak with May Yang, owner of Flash Flood Printing Studios of Tulsa. She discusses her experience carrying on her family’s legacy of entrepreneurship and outgrowing her garage to overseeing a full-time artist-led staff and having the time to pursue her personal artwork.

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9 Ways to Expand Your Business with Business Expansion Loans

If you’re a small business owner, you know the process of expanding a business can be both exhilarating and challenging. It offers the potential for growth, profitability, and industry dominance, but it also involves considerable risks and uncertainties.

May Yang Flash Flood Print Studios

[Press Release] Business Expansion Loans: A Golden Ticket to Scaling a Business

Tulsa Economic Development Corporation (a.k.a TEDC Creative Capital) will release the newest episode of their Creative Capital Series on November 14, sharing how business expansion loans can help in a variety of scaling efforts, including increasing production, acquiring equipment or moving into a more fitting location, as featured borrower, May Yang of Flash Flood Print Studios did.

Tony and Emily Galvez, Okie Proud Restaurant Group

[VIDEO] 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.

Two people sitting at a desk signing a business loan

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.

Joanna Oxford shaking hands with Leroux’s Kitchen owners

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