April 7, 2024
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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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