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Celebrating the Success of Our Inaugural Real Estate Cohort!

On Friday, December 8, 2023, our 6-week ‘Building Blocks for Real Estate Development’ Inaugural Cohort came to an end as…

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Client Spotlight- Stephanie Carter Bagley

Stephanie Carter Bagley is a distinguished professional that started with a remarkable career spanning over 25 years in corporate America.…

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Client Spotlight: Los Hermanos Tequlia

Maryland native Donta Henson is no stranger to adapting to unexpected situations and making the most of it. Back in…

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Employee Spotlight: Angella Aizire

Every morning when Angella Aizire wakes up, she thinks “Who am I going to support? Who am I going to…

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How a Rookie Real Estate Developer is Contributing to Pigtown’s Transformation

Overlooking the balcony of 1123 Sterrett Street is a stunning view of Southwest Baltimore’s cityscape and M&T Bank Stadium, home…

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Partner Spotlight: Baltimore Community Foundation

It takes more than money to make a lasting impact. That’s why Baltimore Community Foundation (BCF) intertwines strategic grants, impact investments, special initiatives and advocacy to strengthen schools and neighborhoods, allowing every child and family the opportunity to thrive.

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A Cautionary Tale: Build a Solid Foundation Before Applying for a Small Business Loan

“I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.” Despite the big bad wolf’s efforts, he couldn’t defeat the pig who built his house out of bricks in the classic fairy tale The Three Little Pigs. Entrepreneurs can learn a lesson from this cautionary tale.

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Waverly Brewing Company Taps Into Supportive Community and Fair Financing

Waverly Brewing Company was first conceptualized by Roy, an experienced home brewer, and Melissa’s husband while gathering with friends in 2013. Melissa initially brushed off the idea.

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Getting Small Business Loans without Cash Flow or Collateral

Many startup and early-stage businesses struggle to qualify for small business loans. Banks and traditional lenders often decline their applications because they don’t have cash flow or collateral, which can be frustrating for businesses that can’t get either of those things without capital. But there are alternate options available.

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2023 New Year Address

Greetings, As we embark upon a new year, I am embracing the hope that comes with new beginnings. Hope for small businesses that are adapting to the ever-changing landscape to keep our local economy afloat. Hope for small real estate developers that are creating home ownership opportunities in underserved communities at a time when affordable housing is needed more than ever. Hope that all of us in the Greater Baltimore area can come together to support these businesses and developers amidst an uncertain future.

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