Okay, so the phrase “JOIN, or DIE” may be a little severe, but at Mercantile Capital Corporation we want to use it as a jumping-off point to talk about some small business legislation that needs our support. The CREED Act is working its way through Congress and will reinstate the SBA 504 refinance program if it becomes law. Whether or not you’re familiar with the 504 refi program or the CREED Act, supporting its passage on Capitol Hill is a no-brainer for several very strong reasons. Watch the video to hear Chris explain why this bill deserves your support and how it will benefit small business owners (the primary job creators in our economy). If you agree with Chris and want to lend your support for the CREED act go to http://www.504Blog.com/join-or-die for details on how you can make a difference.
http://www.504Experts.com For the third time in his career, Chris Hurn has been honored as the SBA Financial Services Champion of the Year (2006, 2010, and now 2013), and this kind of recognition never gets old. Of course it feels good to win awards and to get the attention that goes along with it, but it also gives Chris a chance to brag on the people he works with — the people who make up the Mercantile Family, as we like to call it. They work terribly hard, and he's terribly proud of the blood, sweat, and tears they’ve all poured into this wonderful company. Chris accepted the award at a luncheon reception yesterday, and we got video of his remarks. Be warned: if you suffer from motion sickness, you may just want to shut your eyes and listen — the footage is a little shaky. Chris' comments on the story of Icarus were borrowed from Seth Godin’s book The Icarus Deception. If you haven’t already read it, Chris recommends you pick up a copy. And while you are on Amazon, don't forget that Chris' book, The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth, is still available.
Chris Hurn, the CEO and Cofounder of Mercantile Capital Corporation, has been on record saying that the SBA will likely see a 20 to 30 percent decrease in 504 loan volume in fiscal year 2013. Despite the fact that the SBA is coming off back-to-back record-breaking years, he expects this drop-off in 504 loans due in large part to the 504 refinance and secondary market (FMLP) programs not being extended past September of 2012. Well, he may have to eat my words (and he’ll gladly do so), because the Agency recently announced some changes that may curtail his forecasted decrease. Specifically, there are four things that he thinks will make a big difference for small business owners, and he explains them in this video. The video is a bit long, but we think the information is extremely helpful for small business owners who want to purchase, construct, or renovate their commercial facilities. Be sure to share this with someone who’ll appreciate it and benefit from it, and stay tuned for more updates as we learn more about these proposed changes and the proposed legislation regarding SBA 504 refinancing.
Chris Hurn, the CEO and Cofounder of Mercantile Capital Corporation, has been honored by having his book, The Entrepreneur’s Secret to Creating Wealth, nominated for Small Business Trend’s 5th Annual Small Business Book Awards. Currently, it’s in first place in the personal finance category, but we still need your help. If you’ve voted for it already we thank you, but please watch the video below to find out how you can help us get the book named as one of the overall winners.
Mercantile Capital Corporation's CEO and Cofounder, Chris Hurn, appeared on the Varney & Co show on Fox Business News. He talked about a tepid economy as the “new normal” and the idea that real estate (commercial real estate in particular) is making a comeback. He also shared his perspective on the most recent job creation figures and a dip in consumer confidence.
The author of the Amazon Bestseller, The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth, Chris Hurn appeared on the Willis Report on Fox Business News. He shared a few things about his book as well as some practical things small business owners can do to build wealth for themselves. If you'd like to know more about what business owners should be doing to create wealth for themselves pick up a copy of book. More successful entrepreneurs means more growth and stability for the American economy.
Chris Hurn and the SBA 504 Experts at Mercantile Capital Corporation, wanted to do something special for all the small business owners and their advisors, that made it possible for us to have our best year ever in 2012. And what more special than to have Santa Claus himself wish everyone a Merry Christmas?
http://www.504Experts.com This is the time of year when we make a point to remember the people who make it possible to do what we do — you and others like you. We have a clearly stated mission: to help small business owners create wealth through commercial property ownership by providing the smartest financing possible…and this is something we’re very passionate about. But no amount of passion and enthusiasm would allow us to finance loans worth more than $388.7 million in total project costs this year (and that’s just through November). To accomplish that, we need people like you who watch our videos, care about helping entrepreneurs, tell others about what we do, and choose us to be your or your clients’ commercial lender. And for that we’re VERY thankful. Since words on a screen can only express so much, here’s a special holiday message from our Mercantile Family.
http://www.504Experts.com -- Chris Hurn, interviewed via Skype on FOX News about small business growth, the economic outlook, and what the 2012 Presidential Election means for small business owners. For more information on his new book, The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth, go to http://www.TheEntrepreneursSecretBook.com.
An often overlooked secret to creating wealth as a business owner has little to do with actually running the business. Marketing, customer service, quality products, and more are required to make a business successful...but when it comes to creating real and lasting wealth, decisions regarding this key "secret" will have the greatest impact. As both a small business lender and a small business owner himself, Chris Hurn has a bird's eye view of how businesses create wealth, as well as an in-the-trenches perspective on the tough decisions that must be made if a business is to go from good to great. In The Entrepreneur's Secret to Creating Wealth, Chris explains the myriad of factors and variables involved in this significant wealth-creation strategy. Plenty of books describe how entrepreneurs can create more ideas or have happier employees. But no other business book outlines in such detail -- or with such authority -- how to actually develop the wealth behind the business.