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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.
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.
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.
Before you even have to do a single pushup, all you have to do is spend five minutes with Focus Fitness owner Dave Schulze and you’ll see why his customers seek out his personal and group training services. His inspiration is contagious, and for the owner of a small business, he definitely has a big vision for the future.
Owning an equestrian facility has been a lifelong dream of Jacqueline McCroskey. Starting her riding career as a young child, working with horses on a daily basis was something she could only imagine. After graduating college with a degree in Equine Studies, she moved to Texas, where BCL of Texas helped her bring her dream to reality by providing lending capital for her purchase of the land that would soon become Needville Equestrian Farm.
When Philip DeLeon was approached by his partner Richard Barnhart about opening up Dix Diesel Center in Luling, Texas, to provide diesel engine repair for the central and east Texas area, he was excited about the new venture…but the property needed some sprucing up before they could really get underway.
Being a social entrepreneur is a little like running a business and a non-profit at the same time, in that you’re focused on both the bottom line and your social mission. It’s a big vision, and requires a lot of work. Yet, if there’s any entrepreneur in Austin equipped for the job, it’s Fuerte Fitness owner Romy Parzick.
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.