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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.

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A Closer Look at Small Business Loans in Oklahoma

There are many factors to consider when starting up (and maintaining) your very own small business. You might think, where do I even start? What’s my best option? Who can help me achieve my dreams? In this article, we’ll discuss the Small Business Administration, loan eligibility, application requirements, and customer service options so you can cease worrying and start planning for a thriving business venture.

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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.

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Navigate a Shifting Economy with Small Business Loans in Tulsa

If you’re a Tulsa business owner noticing your customers or clients tightening their purse strings, you may worry about the future. It’s important to note that numerous businesses have successfully navigated economic downturns and emerged even stronger. It just requires effective planning, adaptation flexibility, and capital to make it through lean times.

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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

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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.

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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.

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The 7 Stages of a Business Life Cycle and How to Win in Each One

Knowing what stage you’re in and where your focus should be can give you the keys to success and where you need to grow as a leader.

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Board Feature: Dr. Joyce McClellan

Chief Development and Diversity Officer at Tulsa Tech Joyce McClellan has served on TEDC’s board for over a decade