Mercantile Commercial Capital Continues Popular Small Business TeleSeminar Series in 2009

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jan 31st, 2009

Chris Hurn, CEO of Inc. 500 Company Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, is building on the success of his popular live monthly teleseminar series, Small Business Success Strategies® with a newly announced lineup of special guests. 

Altamonte Springs, Fla. – January 31, 2009 - Chris Hurn, CEO of Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, which specializes in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities, has been hosting a popular teleseminar series called Small Business Success Strategies®. 

The popular live monthly teleseminar series, is hosted by Chris Hurn, one of the nation’s foremost experts on commercial loans for small businesses.  The success of this series can be attributed to the talent that Chris has garnered to be a part of each of these teleseminars. In the monthly calls, subscribers get live access to today’s best-selling and leading business authors, consultants, marketing gurus and other successful entrepreneurs. 

In the past few months, Hurn interviewed Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-hour Workweek, economic futurist Jeff Thredgold, and Nick Nanton, Esq. author of Celebrity Branding You™.  On Wednesday, February 4th, 2009 Chris will welcome Sydney Biddle

Barrows, author of Uncensored Sales Strategies.  Barrows will be discussing her book and how her strategies on selling can help take your business to a new level. On March 27th, 2009 Dr. Scott Shane will make a repeat appearance to talk about his new book Fool’s Gold? The Truth Behind Angel Investing in America.  Hurn has previously had such guests as Harv Eker, Michael Gerber, Bo Burlington, Joseph Michelli, Dan Kennedy and others. 

To subscribe to Small Business Success Strategies®, please visit http://www.504experts.com/documents/SBSS_Subscription_Form.pdf

 

About Mercantile Commercial Capital: 

Recently named to the Inc. 500 list of America’s Fastest Growing Companies, Mercantile Commercial Capital has been called the “Fastest Growing Commercial Lender in America,” the “most unique and entrepreneurial bankers around,” and the “fun bankers.” From its start in 2003, MCC has focused on providing SBA 504 loans for small business owners to acquire or enhance their own facilities.  The company was named “Best Place to Work” by the Orlando Business Journal in 2007, 2006 and 2005. 

Additional information on MCC and its loan offerings is available at http://www.TheSmartChoiceLoan.com 

Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, Closes on Four Commercial Loans in December for over $6.3 Million in Total Project Costs

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jan 31st, 2009

Altamonte Springs, Fla. — Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, which specializes in U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities, reported it closed on four commercial loans in December that total over $6.3 million, and helped to create 42 new jobs. 

Mercantile Commercial Capital’s December loans included:• $1,185,000 to Beckman & Associates, Inc, to provide 80 percent financing for refinance of a 3,532 SF office condo located in Maitland, Florida;�

• $1,675,000 to Mississippi Embroidery, LLC to provide 90 percent financing for the purchase of an approximately 17,000 SF building located in Hattiesburg, Mississippi; 

• $2,107,200 to Irish Properties, LP, to provide 85 percent financing to purchase a mix-used restaurant with 8 residential apartments – a 11,030 SF facility in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania; and 

• $1,345,000 to Autogalaxy USA, LLC/Miami Car Sales, Inc., to provide 75 percent financing for the purchase of a 8,000 SF office/warehouse condo located in Hallandale, Florida. 

In 2008, Mercantile Commercial Capital closed on 43 Commercial Loans valued at more than $75 Million.  Altogether, their loans helped to create 483 new jobs.

 

For more information, visit www.TheSmartChoiceLoan.com and www.504Blog.com.

Chris Hurn, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Robin Lashley, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142  

Singer, Songwriter and Independent Recording Artist, Matt Collins, Announces the Redesign of His Website

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jan 30th, 2009

Matt Collins turned to CelebritySites™, an online marketing and search engine optimization firm, to redesign the web presence of www.MattCollinsOnline.com to showcase his singing and songwriting talents.

Orlando, Fla. – Matt Collins teamed up with CelebritySites™, Orlando-based Internet marketing, media and public relations firm, to redesign www.MattCollinsOnline.com. The new platform will offer information about Matt and his music, opportunities to preview and purchase music, and will allow you to stay current on show dates and much more.

“The music business is extremely competitive, so I need to stay current in order to be successful,” Matt Collins said. “The new design is more dynamic and will showcase my personality and talent as well as offer information about my music.”

CelebritySites™ specializes in creating Online Celebrity Platforms™ and search engine optimization for businesses and offers a proprietary system of tools that turn websites into sales and marketing systems allowing its clients to leverage online content to create new income streams and maximize revenue.

“The personality of a singer/songwriter is one of the main fundamentals of the occupation, not to mention the talent,” CelebritySites™ CEO Lindsay Glass. “The redesign of www.MattCollinsOnline.com will show that.”

About Matt Collins:
Matt Collins is the epitome of the “do-it-yourself” musician. Matt is a self-taught guitarist, singer and songwriter, and a successful independent recording artist. Matt began writing and playing music professionally while attending the University of Florida. For over 10 years, Matt was the lead singer and guitarist for nationally accomplished Independent Pop/Rock band Longwood (later named The Treatment.)

Matt enjoyed numerous accolades and successes with this band including winning an international songwriting competition in 2004, 2 nationally released albums, “Top 20 Most Played” on XM Unsigned Radio, showcases for major record labels, Gator Growl performance at the University of Florida for over 60,000 people, and several national brand endorsements.

More recently, Matt has had music featured on the hit TV shows “The Ghost Whisperer” on CBS, “Whistler” on CTV, and “Lincoln Heights” on ABC Family. Matt’s music has also been featured in a national ad campaign for MTV’s Road Rules and Jeep Automobiles.

In 2007, Matt released his debut album “Short & Sweet” to great reviews and is currently working on a side project with his brother Bo, called “The Collins Brothers.” Matt has also begun work on his second full-length studio release. Matt’s music is available on iTunes, as well as most major music download websites.

Fans of Matt’s are drawn to his powerful, soulful vocal style coupled with a rare ability to write insightful, sometimes witty, lyrics with infectious melodies. Matt is the epitome of the “do-it-yourself” musician by taking control of his career and has found a way to find success in an increasingly crowded marketplace. Matt finances his own recordings, marketing and merchandise, and continues to build a rapidly growing fan base with only the power of his music and forward-thinking marketing practices.

To hear streaming audio of Matt Collins’ debut album, and for up-to-date news, visit Matt’s website at www.MattCollinsOnline.com

About CelebritySites™:
CelebritySites™, the online division of Dicks Nanton & Glass Celebrity Branding, is a boutique Internet marketing and media agency specializing in creating Online Celebrity Platforms™ for businesses. Through the use of a proprietary system of tools for marketing, public relations and search engine optimization, they turn websites into sales and marketing systems allowing their clients to leverage online content to create new income streams and maximize revenue. CelebritySites™ will improve your website’s exposure and brand recognition and help you profit from your investment by implementing strong search engine optimization techniques. For more information about CelebritySites™ visit www.CelebritySites.com.

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Contact:
Lindsay Glass
CelebritySites™
407.215.1739
Lindsay@celebritysites.com

Mercantile Commercial Capital Provides Commercial Real Estate Loan to Embroidery Company in Hattiesburg Worth More than $1.6 Million

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jan 28th, 2009

Altamonte Springs, Fla./January 28, 2009 – Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, which ranks as one of the nation’s leading providers of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities, closed a commercial loan for Mississippi Embroidery, LLC on December 31th, 2008 for $1,675,000.00 in total project costs. 

Mississippi Embroidery opened in 1993 and is family-owned and operated.  Following Hurricane Katrina in 2005, water and wind damage to their location left Mississippi Embroidery little choice but to move to a much smaller location.  Unfortunately, the reduction of space hindered production and made expansion impossible.  Mercantile provided long-term financing for Mississippi Embroidery’s new 17,000 square-foot building located in Hattiesburg, with a 20-year, fully-amortizing term and a very attractive 5-year fixed interest rate, with only 10% down.          

“Mercantile’s SmartChoice Loan helped me secure financing for my business’s new commercial property,” said President and owner Gary Parker.  I know that owning my own property through their loan is an investment for my financial future,” he added.  For more information on Mississippi Embroidery, please visit www.mississippiembroidery.com.    

Mercantile Commercial Capital’s SmartChoice  Commercial Loan Program helps owners of small to mid-sized businesses, like Mr. Parker, have an opportunity to increase their net-worth through Commercial property ownership.  Mercantile’s specialization in SmartChoice  Commercial Loans, also known as SBA 504’s, allows their borrowers to own their Commercial property with one-third to half the down payment required by ordinary banks, while getting the least expensive capital available in the marketplace.  This enables business owners to reduce their risk and stay more liquid, while gaining all the benefits of Commercial real estate ownership. 

For more information, visit www.TheSmartChoiceLoan.com and www.504Blog.com.

Contacts:

Chris Hurn, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Robin Lashley, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

 

Sales Expert for the Senior Housing and Health Care Industry Traci Bild Launches “Regional For Hire” Training Program

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jan 27th, 2009

Traci Bild, author and health care sales and customer service expert, launches first ever “Regional for Hire” training program to the health care industry.

Orlando, Fla. – January 27, 2009 – As a sales expert within the senior housing industry, Traci Bild has found that many growing companies struggle with the decision to hire a Regional Sales Manager or continue to manage the work themselves.  So, Traci has recently launched her exclusive “Regional for Hire” training program. 

“The challenge for many of my clients is when to hire a regional, how to find one that will work as hard as they do, and that has the experience to walk in and begin driving results.  Sadly, finding the right fit is never easy,” Traci said.As a result of the challenges Traci has seen among her client base – and through working with Regionals herself, her Company, Dynamic Performance, has created a Regional for Hire Program where organizations can hire Traci’s team to come in and take over the sales piece that would normally be given to a Regional.  Traci and her team will come into the company, roll out a proven sales system that can be used company-wide. This sales system is proven to drive occupancy by 10% in the first six to eight months of implementation.  

By implementing this new program, Traci said that the corporate team could then focus on the things they need to take their company to the next level. Instead of micromanaging, they can get back to what they do best – leading.  Typically, Traci’s team will work closely with the National Sales Manager, VP of Sales or the Owners of the Company.  A strong, collaborative effort is key to success with this program.  “Were very excited about this new program.  I am certain it is going to take a huge load off of mid-size companies who don’t feel they can absorb the cost of a full time Regional Sales Manager, the benefits and the training and managing of this person. Our regional team comes on board ready to hit the ground running, no training needed. The best part is that we have to do an amazing job, as our goal is to become indispensable to the company.  However, upon rolling out all our systems, getting all the buildings fully trained, and occupancy up, we want our clients to feel that they are set to go and our job was well done; they can walk away and take over or reduce the scope of our work and use us as needed.  We are looking to partner with the right people and make a big difference strategically for our clients for the long-term.”To learn more about this program, visit http://www.tracibild.com/regional-sales-manager-for-hire or email Traci directly atTbild@tracibild.com You may also call 813.390.3349.

 

About Traci Bild:

Traci Bild is the best selling author of “7 Steps to Successful Selling” and an expert in growing sales & providing top-level customer service within the health care industry.  Her company, Dynamic Performance, helps organizations drive revenue through a systematic process designed to acquire new clients in record time.  Her goal is to help people learn to work smart, not hard, while working less, yet making more than ever before.  For more information please visit http://www.tracibild.com

 

Mercantile Commercial Capital Provides Commercial Real Estate Loan to Coakley’s Restaurant in New Cumberland Worth More Than $2.1 Million

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jan 27th, 2009

Altamonte Springs, Fla. – January 27, 2009 – Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, which ranks as one of the nation’s leading providers of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities, closed a commercial loan for Coakley’s Restaurant & Tavern on December 31th, 2008 for $2,107,200.00 in total project costs.

Coakley’s Restaurant & Tavern has been in operation for over 31 years and is considered to be a landmark destination located in New Cumberland, Penn.  The location has been a bar/tavern since the late 1800’s.  Coakley’s is even considered the local unofficial headquarters for the Pittsburg Steelers.  Their menu offers American Cuisine with a distinct Irish pub flair.   

“Getting financing through Mercantile’s SmartChoice loan was a streamlined process,” said Timothy Hogg, owner of Coakley’s.  For more information on Coakley’s Restaurant & Tavern, please visit www.coakleys.com.    

Mercantile Commercial Capital’s SmartChoice  Commercial Loan Program helps owners of small to mid-sized businesses, like Mr. Hogg, have an opportunity to create wealth and financial freedom.  Mercantile’s specialization in SmartChoice  Commercial Loans, also known as SBA 504’s, allow borrowers to own their property with the highest cash-on-cash return available, without tying up their precious capital.

For more information, visit www.TheSmartChoiceLoan.com and www.504Blog.com.

Contacts:

Chris Hurn, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Robin Lashley, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Kids Health and Wellness Program, YoMedics™ Seeing Instant Success With New Children’s Weight Loss Pilot Program

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jan 26th, 2009

Heather Quillen and Lisa R. Ramey, D.O., co-founders of YoMedics™, are excited about early successes with their new pilot program to help fight obesity in children, called Kids Journey to YoPower for Life.

Orlando, Fla. – January 26, 2009 – Heather Quillen and Lisa R. Ramey, D.O., co-founders of YoMedics™ and the corresponding website http://www.yomedics.com, are in the beginning stages of a pilot program aimed at childhood weight management, and promoting an overall healthy lifestyle for children of all ages.  The program is called Kids Journey to YoPower for Life and has children from New Mexico and Florida participating. 

Quillen and Ramey said they were excited about the early results.  During the first week, the children lost from one half pound to four pounds, and no children gained weight. Dr. Lisa Ramey, D.O., said, “Some of the kids are already starting to understand some important facts about being healthy. They are really excited and pumped up about exercising and doing good things for their body. This is FANTASTIC!” 

The pilot program will help the YoMedics™ team determine areas of the program that need changing in order to better serve the participants. The recently launched website, http://www.YoMedics.com, has also proven to be an invaluable source for parents to help deal with the health of our children.  Dr. Lisa Ramey, D.O. and Heather Quillen update the site often with blogs and articles, and are offering a free 10-day E-course called “10 Days to a Healthier Lifestyle.” 

For more information about YoMedics™ and Kids Journey to YoPower for Life, please visit http://www.YoMedics.com

 

About YoMedics™: 


YoMedics™ is an innovative health and fitness organization founded by two mothers, health advocate and educator, Heather Quillen, and pediatric physician, Lisa R. Ramey, D.O. The dynamic health duo understands the key to fighting the growing health problems plaguing our society is through education. In the YoMedics™ child weight loss program and child optimal weight program, children are led through an entertaining journey for twelve weeks that uses characters and games to help them develop the tools they need to make healthy lifestyle choices now and later in life. The weight loss programs for children offer a way to be healthy and have fun at the same time. Through health and nutrition education today, YoMedics™ is building a brighter future for tomorrow’s leaders.

For more information, please visit http://www.Yomedics.com

Barber Shop Franchise, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™, Praised by ESPN Radio’s Ackerman and O’Neil

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jan 26th, 2009

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ recently received a glowing review from ESPN Radio sports talk personalities Brady Ackerman and Jerry O’Neil

Orlando, Fla. – January 26, 2009 – Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ recently received glowing on-air reviews from two of Orlando’s premier sports talk hosts.  Brady Ackerman and Jerry O’Neil, hosts of ESPN Radio’s Orlando affiliate on AM 1080, and AM 1060, airing weekdays from 3 – 6 pm.  Throughout the show, Brady and Jerry mentioned their recent experience at the Winter Park location of Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™. 

“Wow! Are you kidding me? The straightedge shave I got today — I have never had one…that was nice.  It was relaxing.  I got a great haircut.  What an outstanding place…a treat for men!” said Ackerman.  O’Neil said, “I think you should identify me as royalty, because I was treated like royalty today…at Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™!” 

A montage of the on-air mentions by Ackerman and O’Neil can be heard at www.KennedysBarberClub.com/kennedys-espn-clips

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is a reinvention of an old-world concept, the traditional barbershop business, with a new “affordable luxury” twist, offering services for discerning gentlemen. Kennedy’s uses a patent-pending, membership-based system to add recurring revenue opportunities for its franchisees and involves an exclusive grooming experience for discerning gentlemen of all ages.

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ was also recently named as the preferred place for men to get pampered by the Orlando Business Journal’s “Reader’s Choice” Awards for 2008. Around the Orlando area, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ locations can be found in Downtown Orlando, Heathrow, Dr. Phillips, Thornton Park, Baldwin Park and Winter Park.

Learn more about Kennedy’s by visiting www.KennedysBarberClub.com

 

About Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™:

Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is a Franchise Concept for discerning gentlemen who are looking for an experience that is the polar opposite of your everyday haircut from the “big chains.” Like most gentlemen, the founders felt out of place at the salons frequented by their wives and the local strip-mall walk-in “chop shops,” so they decided to create a place where they would ENJOY getting the grooming services they need . . . rather than dreading it. While most hair salons cater to women and children, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ caters to discerning gentlemen looking for a fine grooming experience with the old-world charm of your father’s barbershop. Offering the finest in haircuts for men, the lost art of straight-razor shaves, and a modern selection of grooming products, Kennedy’s All-American Barber Club™ is sure to be your favorite sanctuary to relax and enjoy The Best Haircut and Straight-Razor Shave You’ve Ever Had, or it’s Free™! Learn more about Kennedy’s by visiting www.KennedysBarberClub.com

 

Emergency Preparedness Expert Larry Frank a.k.a Mr. Prepared™ Discusses Medical Emergency Preparation

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jan 24th, 2009

Larry Frank, a.k.a. Mr. Prepared™, discusses in a recent article the benefits of his free downloadable “My Emergency Card®” to help in preparation for a medical emergency. 

Orlando, Fla. – January 24, 2009 – In a recent article on his website, entitled “Be Prepared for a Medical Emergency,” emergency preparedness expert, Larry Frank a.k.a. Mr. Prepared™, is urging families and individuals alike to download his free My Emergency Card® from his website http://www.MrPrepared.com.  This downloadable card is specifically aimed at aiding first responders in identifying imperative information on individuals in case of an emergency, especially a medical emergency.  The My Emergency Card® contains information about the carrier including medical information, prescriptions medication, allergies, as well as personal information. 

In the article, Mr. Prepared™ notes “108,000 people last year ended up dying from preventable medical errors, which, is the fifth leading cause of death in America.  Over 93% of those deaths could have been prevented if the victim had been carrying their emergency medical information on their person.”  

Larry Frank a.k.a. Mr. Prepared™ continued, “Over 95% of emergency responders know to look for this kind of important information when treating a victim unable to communicate – crucial personal data such as what you might be allergic to, what your blood type is, what medication you currently take, if you’re diabetic and your doctor and insurance company information.  This card is simply a must-have for everyone!” 

The website acts as an online hub for information regarding emergency and disaster preparedness.  Families visiting the website will learn how to better prepare themselves and their home to withstand any disaster or emergency by learning from Mr. Prepared™.   Mr. Prepared™ also rates products on his “3P” system so families can know what they need to stay prepared. You can even ask Mr. Prepared™ himself for advice.  The website also features tips and suggestions ranging from advice on generators, pet preparedness, hurricane preparedness, and reserve food packs. 

To download Mr. Prepared’s™ “My emergency Card” and for more information about Mr. Prepared™, please visit http://www.MrPrepared.com/my-emergency-card

 

About Mr. Prepared™: 

Mr. Prepared™ is the alter ego of Larry Frank, a self-described, “preparedness junkie.” After creating My Emergency Card® and spending many years as Chief Preparedness Officer (CPO) educating friends and family about the principles of preparedness, Larry realized that his message could ultimately help many if he were to take it to the internet.  Thus, MrPrepared.com was born.  MrPrepared.com is a website dedicated to teaching people of all ages how to be better prepared and serves as a central outlet where visitors can get all of the supplies they need to stay safe and prepared.  For more information and to download a copy of Mr. Prepared’s Top 5 Survival Secrets visit http://www.MrPrepared.com

 

Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, Reports it Closed on 43 Commercial Loans in 2008 Valued at More than $75 Million

Posted by Lindsay Dicks on Jan 24th, 2009

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC, the Orlando area firm that ranks as one of the nation’s leading providers of U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans for small business owners who want to acquire or develop their own facilities, reported it closed on 43 commercial loans in 2008 valued at more than $75 million.           

Christopher G. Hurn, co-founder and president of Mercantile Commercial Capital, said overall loan volume was down just slightly from 2007 levels but strong growth toward the end of the year bodes well for 2009 prospects.           

“We processed commercial property loans in 17 states, including 17 loans in Florida during 2008,” Hurn said.           

The firm’s largest single loan for the year—for $6.1 million—financed the acquisition and redevelopment of a Fort Lauderdale manufacturing plant.           

“The SBA 504 loan program might rank as the most effective business stimulus program offered by any U.S. government agency,” Hurn said.           

“Each loan is tied to job creation, and the overall effect of the program is to provide below-market interest rates that substantially increase capital availability for small business growth,” he said. 

 

For more information please visit www.504experts.com or contact

Chris Hurn, CEO Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Geof Longstaff, Chairman Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Robin Lashley, Mercantile Commercial Capital, LLC 407-786-5040

Larry Vershel or Beth Payan, Larry Vershel Communications, 407-644-4142  

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