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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.

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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.

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

[VIDEO] How to Get a Loan to Buy an Existing Business  – Creative Capital Series

In this episode of our Creative Capital Series, we speak with Paul Hildebrand, the Principal of Economasters, LLC, as he shares his journey of buying an existing business and continuing its path of growth into a thriving success.

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[PRESS RELEASE] TEDC Kicks Off Remodel of Historic Moton Hospital

TEDC Creative Capital held a Demolition Ceremony this past Wednesday, August 2nd, to begin dismantling the 1970s addition to the historic Moton Hospital. This ceremony launched the restoration of the original 1931 structure that served Tulsa’s African American community after the 1921 Race Massacre. At GEM, TEDC will support new and existing small business owners who desire to engage with a resource hub curated with and for them.