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Seeing our clients achieve key milestones is what drives our work at BCL From startups that have expanded to multi-employee businesses to families buying their first homes, our successes all come down to you.
Not often is a parking lot considered an interesting business success story. That is, unless that parking lot is situated next to the brand new Baylor University McLane Stadium with a crowd full of rowdy fans on game day.
Just a few weeks in, it’s easy to see the new Counter Cafe location is going to be a hit.
“We have some regulars who come in twice a day,” says owner Debbie Davis. “This is a place where strangers talk to strangers. How many places can you go where that happens?”
Adrian Paredes, owner of the Austin-based Tamale Addiction, was helped with two loans from the BCL Business Growth Fund. From pork pastor with pineapple and onions to vegan nopalitos and sweet guava tamales, Paredes has been able to learn from his customers and successfully diversify his product to meet new market trends.
With help from BCL of Texas, Balinder Singh and his partners used the SBA 504 Loan program to purchase a historic building at the corner of 15th and Lavaca in downtown Austin for their new location. Word immediately spread of the one-of-a-kind dining experience and their mouth-watering Indian cuisine, and since then the profitable restaurateurs have opened a chain of quick service restaurants in the area and have created dozens of jobs in central Texas.
When construction started coming together on Sandra Mayes’ new home, workers began to see what would become a familiar sight– Sandra herself, photographing the process and watching her home being put together piece by piece.
“It was an emotional ride but one I was ready to take,” says Sandra of the home buying process.
Junior Players, a non-profit that provides underserved kids with the opportunity to shine through summer and after-school arts programs in over 60 locations throughout North Texas, will be celebrating their 60th anniversary next year. In that time they have assisted thousands of children ages 5-18 from low-to-moderate income backgrounds to build their confidence, strengthen their social skills, learn to express themselves creatively, and transform their future.
Brice Hand had extensive experience in poultry farming and owned acres upon acres of land, but he needed help to make the most of it. Thanks to BCL’s assistance, he has used the SBA 504 Loan program twice to construct new hen housing with state-of-the-art energy efficient equipment, making Brice one of the largest poultry producers in his community and for all of Tyson Foods.
After working for other insurance agencies for several years, Sergio Cruz felt it was time to branch out and start his own venture. He drew on his wealth of experience to found Lowmas Insurance & Financial Services, offering a full suite of insurance and financial services to the Dallas area.