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Carousel Capital

Carousel Capital is a private investment firm that invests in companies located in the Southeastern United States. Carousel’s investor base includes institutional investors and an elite group of more than 100 current and former CEOs with significant operating experience. Since its inception, Carousel has invested in 28 companies primarily in three targeted growth sectors: business services; consumer products and services;and healthcare services.

William Hobbs, II
Managing Partner

Carousel Capital
201 N. Tyron Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office: 704-372-2040
E-Mail: whobbs@carouselcapital.com
Website: www.carouselcapital.com


Wells Fargo

As the nation’s #1 provider of US Small Business Administration (SBA) loans (by dollar volume), Wells Fargo SBA Lending has helped thousands of small businesses gain greater financial freedom by providing financing for their small business. There’s a good chance we can do the same for you.

Wells Fargo has the experience and expertise to help you get the financing you need to grow your business. We have the SBA’s Preferred Lender designation, which gives us the authority to make credit decisions on behalf of the U.S. Government and the ability to process loans quickly.

Mark Pompeo
Business Development Officer

Wells Fargo Lending
10630 Providence Road
Charlotte, Nc 28277

Office: 704-708-4570
Fax: 866-672-1594
E-mail: mark.pompeo@wellsfargo.com
Website: wellsfargo.com

Yadkin Bank

We know Small Business Lending from top to bottom line.

As a small business owner, you probably don’t think to ask for a SBA loan when you walk into the bank.

At Yadkin Bank SBA Lending, we’re here to help you every step of the way. We have the experienced People, the most refined Process, and the best Products in the industry to partner with you to achieve your goals.

Every business needs a reliable funding source, and we want to be that source for you. Please visit us a www.YadkinBankSBA.com to learn more about us and how we can help you.

Business Acquisition Financing

Partner Buy Outs

Commercial Real Estate Loans

Refinance of Existing Business Debt

Business Expansion

Other Business Finance Needs

Dave Phillips
VP and Sales Team Leader
Guaranteed Lending

Yadkin Bank
14241 Midlothian Turnpike #233
Midlothian, VA 23113

Office: 804-378-7501
Cell: 804-513-7700
Fax: 804-378-7505

E-Mail: David.phillips@Yadkinbank.com
Website: www.yadkinbank.com
Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/davidephillips/



Bank of North Carolina

SBA Lending

As an SBA Preferred Lender, Bank of North Carolina is ready to help your business grow with Small Business Administration (SBA) loans. Whether you are starting your own business, purchasing equipment, building, renovating or purchasing commercial real estate, we are ready to assist you with the financing your business needs to succeed.

Stan Lamb
Business Development Office

Bank of North Carolina
7422 Carmel Executive Park Suite 300
Charlotte, NC 28228

Email: slamb@bankofnc.com
Website: www.bankofnc.com
Office: 980-359-1153

CBC National Bank

CBC National Bank is the small business community’s reliable, trusted financial partner. We’re just as excited about growing your business as you are. And as a preferred SBA lender, we can make the loan process convenient, easy and, yes, even pleasant.

From SBA 7(a) and SBA 504 to USDA loans, CBC has the lending options and expert advice your business needs. Whether you’re planning new construction, expanding or modernizing existing facilities, purchasing real estate or new equipment, making a new acquisition or financing inventory and accounts receivables, your SBA preferred lender can quickly expedite the SBA loan process.

Your business is as unique as you are. You need trusted banking professionals who understand your individual needs. A cookie cutter approach won’t cut it. CBC National Bank offers a wide range of options suited just for you. We’re expert problem solvers. And we’re just as excited about growing your business as you are.

Robert Sands
VP & SBA Lender

CBC National Bank
5205 Rambling Road
Greensboro, NC 27409

CBC National Bank
Greensboro, NC

Office: 336-601-0618
Email: bsands@cbcnationalbank.com
Website: www.yoursbalender.com

Diamond Financial Services

Headquartered in Raleigh, NC, Diamond Financial has become the nation’s leading source for business and commercial loans from $350,000 to $10 million. There are never any upfront fees and no charge for pre-qualification letters. With over 84% of business loans initially declined due to presentation, it’s important to have the experts on your side. Contact the Diamond representative in your area today!

“Our mission is to remain the recognized leader in customized financial business solutions, assembling only the top level experts and lending sources throughout the country achieved by delivering competitive, honest and ethical client results.”

Steven Mariani

Diamond Financial Services
Direct Dial: 919.376.2922
Office: 919-782-3101
Fax: 919-782-9882
E-mail: stevem@easysba.com
Website: www.EasySBA.com


Benetrends Funding

Benetrends has become one of the nation’s preferred ONE-STOP funding resource for business brokers and the franchise community. We feature a wide range of funding options for nearly every type of business situation, including:

  • 401(k) Funding - Nation’s #1 Referral Source and customized options that often avoid taxation and legal concerns
  • SBA LOANS - Ask about our Funding Guarantee - We currently fund almost 97% of applications we accept
  • Equipment Leasing,
  • Merchant Cash Advances,
  • Securities Backed Line of Credit and more.

This allows us to structure the most attractive financing option for your client’s particular needs. You can be confident that we’ll get you the funding you need - quickly, safely and economically.
Larry Carnell CFE, CBI
VP Benetrends, Inc

Phone: 770-652-5393
Website: www.benetrends.com

Greer State Bank

Greer State Bank is the new guy on the SBA block.

Having made a recent decision to expand the products the bank offers our prospects, we have established a new department, staffed with an experienced and seasoned SBA lending team, who are ready and capable of working with the business broker community and their clients who need financing. From early identification of “SBA qualified” business listings to assisting with applicant qualification, we are here to assist throughout the Carolinas and Virginia.

We believe in small business, we believe in the business broker industry and are looking to grow our bank through relationships with you, your associates and your client.

Paul Pickhardt
Senior Vice President
SBA Lending Manager

1111 West Poinsett Street
Post Office Box 1029
Greer, South Carolina 29652
Office: (864) 655-6011
Cell: (864) 684-7679
Website: www.greerstatebank.com

Rogers Realty & Auction Company

Rogers Realty & Auction Company conducts online and live auctions for real estate, equipment and other assets. Rogers offers appraisal services for machinery, equipment and inventories. The firm was opened in 1964 and is a member of an auction alliance that serves 40 states.

B. Mark Rogers, CAI, CCIM
Rogers Realty & Auction Company, Inc.
A MarkNet Alliance Member
P. O. Box 729
1310 EMS Drive
Mt. Airy, NC 27030

E-Mail: bmrogers@rogersrealty.com
Phone: 336-789-26-926 Ext. 109
Auctions: www.rogersauctiongroup.com
Real Estate: www.rogersrealty.com
Equipment: www.ironbidglobal.com
Government: www.govbidusa.com