Traveler: More than a business—A unique and close-knit community brought to life by a simple loan

Traveler: More than a business—A unique and close-knit community brought to life by a simple loan

Borrower Stories
Here at CNote, we fight for financial empowerment. That sounds like a lofty sentiment, but oftentimes it plays out fairly simply in reality: small businesses need loans, and CNote provides community lenders with the funds to make more of these loans. Traveler is one of the many success stories associated with community lending. We're excited to share the story of Julie Cox and her small business, Traveler. (more…)
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Borrower Story: Prospect Cleaning Service in NYC

Borrower Story: Prospect Cleaning Service in NYC

Borrower Stories, CDFIs, CNote
Community lending - Helping small businesses grow Running a small business is a huge challenge. Even with the best laid business plan and capital to spare, if you want to follow the long road to success you are going to need some help. Be it financial planning or access to skilled employees, a small business’ ability to leverage this help is critical to surviving and growing. We spent time with Prospect Cleaning Service to learn more about their experience working with the Excelsior Growth Fund (EGF), one of CNote’s CDFI partners. (more…)
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Borrower Story: Roberto’s Winds & Michiko Studios in NYC

Borrower Story: Roberto’s Winds & Michiko Studios in NYC

Borrower Stories
Finding the space to create While New York City is overflowing with artists and creatives, one thing the city is always short on is space. This is especially true for musicians who need rehearsal spaces that are both affordable and acoustically sound. That’s where Roberto Romeo (pictured) saw a tremendous opportunity to expand his small business and support the community of local musicians. (more…)
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Borrower Story: Meet Fany Gerson owner of La Newyorkina

Borrower Story: Meet Fany Gerson owner of La Newyorkina

Borrower Stories
Community Lender Helps Entrepreneur Grow Her Business La Newyorkina is a place for handmade Mexican ice cream, paletas (ice pops), chamoyadas & other treats. It is also a fan favorite all around New York City. La Newyorkina is known for using unique flavors, fruits, and ingredients in its colorful paletas (Mexican popsicles). The journey to small business success wasn't always sweet, but this story highlights just how integral a role community lenders can play in helping small businesses succeed, and the positive impact these loans can have on the communities they serve. (more…)
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