At SAFE-BIDCO, we strive to not only provide the best access to both the federal SBA loan guaranty program and the California state loan guarantee program, we also like to share pertinent information about small business banking and exciting and interesting stories about our past and current partners and clients that show how important those programs are to the inital and on-going success of so many businesses around the state.

Success Story: Grilled Cheese Bandits

2015_09-ss-gcbAhhh… the grilled cheese sandwich. The only thing that can make canned tomato soup palatable to a child; quite possibly the first thing that most people learned to cook on their own (no offense to scrambled eggs); and one of the ultimate comfort foods.
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Welcome SAFE-BIDCO’s newest board member, Luis Chavez

2015_07_3-chavezLuis Chavez, longtime noted Central Valley public figure, has been appointed to the SAFE-BIDCO Board of Directors by California state Senate Pro Tem leader Kevin DeLeon. Chavez becomes the first Central Valley figure to serve on the Board for more than 15 years, and he plans to widen SAFE-BIDCO’s presence and impact in the economically-challenged area.
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State Loan Guarantee Program can fill the void of SBA 7(a) Upcoming Shortfall

2015_07_2-shortfallThe funding pool for one of the US Small Business Administration’s most popular loan programs, the 7(a) loan, may run dry before the end of the federal fiscal year. According to the National Association of Guaranteed Government Lenders (NAGGL), the congressionally-approved overall national maximum total authorization amount may be all gone within just a couple of weeks.
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You’ve been reading our e-newsletter – now you can watch it!

2015_07-youtubeWatch SAFE-BIDCO client videos on YouTube. Over the course of the past few years, the SAFE-BIDCO team and many of our clients have collaborated on a series of short videos talking about their businesses and process involved in obtaining any number of state and federally guaranteed loans.
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Success Story: Metro Hotel, Petaluma, California

2015_04The whole thing was kind of a fluke. Now it’s the most eclectic – and highly regarded – hotel in Petaluma. Marie Saint-Clair was driving in downtown Petaluma and saw a building for sale. A real estate professional, Saint-Clair saw through its emptiness and immediately decided she had to buy it.
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March 2015

2015_03In This Issue
1. Success Story: Ceiba Public Schools, Watsonville, California
2. Success Story: Bodkin Wines, Healdsburg, California
3. SAFE-BIDCO to participate in National Community Reinvestment Coalition conference
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Holiday Recipes from the SAFE-BIDCO team

2014_12Changing pace from our usual serious financial issue discussions, this month’s newsletter is offering a tiny trove of fun, easy, interesting, and truly tasty recipes that have sprung from the minds of the SAFE-BIDCO family.
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Small Business Saturday: SAFE-BIDCO encourages you to support local businesses on Saturday, November 29, Thanksgiving weekend

2014_11_2We all know about Black Friday. It may not technically be a national holiday – like Thanksgiving – but it certainly has become a national obsession. In fact, in one town in southern California a trio of eager shoppers set up camp outside a big box electronics store more than a week ago to be first in line to snare “doorbuster” bargains.
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SAFE-BIDCO honors State Loan Guarantee Program Loan Committee volunteer members

2014_10_2Recently the SAFE-BIDCO Board of Directors and staff took time out of their busy schedules to honor the nearly two dozen volunteer members of the State Loan Guarantee Program Loan Committee.
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State Creates Major Tax Incentives for California’s Small Businesses

2014_10The folks over at the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development – more commonly known by its nickname GO-BIZ – are at it again and are ready to give you a state tax credit through the California Competes program.
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Meet Linda Smith, SAFE-BIDCO’s newest board member

Linda SmithLinda Smith – nurse, businesswoman, and educator – is now the newest SAFE-BIDCO board member. She was a successful registered nurse and had risen to director of quality assurance for Grand Care, in which she was responsible for twelve of their twenty five hospitals in California.
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Success Story: Calistoga Olive Oil Company, Calistoga, California

July 2014The numbers are numbers most any small business would envy: one site to more than three dozen, one employee (besides founder Michael Kaiser) to several hundred, four customers to thousands, all in just 16 years.
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