The Black Business Loan Program is a Florida program through the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) that provides loans, loan guarantees, or investments to black businesses through Loan Administrators. In order to qualify, the black business owner must not be able to otherwise obtain capital through conventional lending institutions. Plus, they must be able to show that they would be able to compete successfully in the private sector if they were able to get a loan.
Each year funds are set aside for the Black Business Loan Program by the Florida Legislature. Then, the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) distributes an equal amount of the appropriation to all Loan Administrators that are certified for that fiscal year. Any interested Loan Administrators have to submit their “Application for Certification” or “Application for Recertification” and a “Conflict Statement” (DEO Form 7102.3) during the application period. The application period began on May 1, and closes this year on June 1, 2019.
All interested Loan Administrators should check with the Florida DEO to participate in the Black Business Loan Program.
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The RE/MAX Keys Connection office is located in the Historic Heritage House in the heart of Old Town, conveniently located immediately nearby major downtown hotels. Our unique, cafe-style real estate office offers our valued clients a welcoming, upscale, professional environment. Enjoy complimentary beverages, free wi-fi, and a private conference room or expansive front porch, depending on the level of privacy you’re most comfortable with.
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RE/MAX Keys Connection’s owner and broker Curtis Skomp is one of South Florida’s top commercial real estate brokers. With over two decades of experience and a CCIM (Certified Commercial Investment Member) designation, Curtis has brokered commercial real estate including industrial properties, shopping centers, strip malls, trailer parks, bars, restaurants, hotels and multi-unit apartment buildings. Unlike many brokers, Curtis isn’t intimidated by bank foreclosures either.
RE/MAX Keys Connection offers clients international exposure with local service. Our service area includes Key West, Big Pine Key, Marathon, Islamorada, Key Largo, and all of unincorporated Monroe County. Our office is fluent in Spanish, which is highly important when doing business in Southern Florida.