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Small-business groups can match banks, borrowers

By   /   Friday, September 6th, 2013  /   Comments Off on Small-business groups can match banks, borrowers

Business is as much about who you know as what you know.

Long-time art gallery owner Sylvia White came to realize that as she struggled to get financing to purchase a building in downtown Ventura. She had purchased the gallery space with owner financing several years earlier. But now the five-year period on that high-interest loan was coming up, and White needed a bank to take over. She was turned down by lenders again and again.

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