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Alpine, CA Entrepreneur Gets SBA Loan to Buy Wetzel's Pretzel Franchise

Need money to purchase a Wetzel's Pretzel franchise? Banco Popular North America has a history of making these loans and they are guaranteed by the SBA.

An entrepreneur in Alpine, California needed money to invest in a Wetzel's Pretzel franchise back in 2006. Banco Popular North America issued an SBA franchise loan. Here are the details on this California small business loan.

SBA Loan Borrower

WETZEL'S PRETZELS
ALPINE, CA 91901

SBA Loan Lender

BANCO POPULAR NORTH AMERICA
7 W 51ST ST, BETWEEN 5TH & 6T
NEW YORK CITY, NY 10019

The lender provided this bank loan through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) loan program called the SBA Express Loan program. SBA Express loans are typically used for working capital, inventory purchases and equipment financing.

SBA Loan Program Type

This loan was issued under the SBA Fast Track program, which later was renamed the SBA Express loan program.

NAICS Code

722213 - Snack and Nonalcoholic Beverage Bars

Loan Approval Date

9/15/2006

Loan Approval Gross Amount

$25,000

Loan Approval from the SBA

Of the total $25,000 loan amount, the SBA guaranteed $12,500.

More Information on This SBA Loan

The borrower borrowed this money for a new business. This loan was used to buy a Wetzel's Pretzel franchise. At the time of the loan, the company had 2 employees. The SBA loan application for the borrower indicated that the loan would help generate 6 new jobs and retain 8 existing jobs.

Getting an SBA Loan For Your Business

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is a federal government agency that has many different programs to help small business owners. The SBA Microloan Program, for example, provides very small loans to start-up, newly established, or growing small business concerns. The SBA also has special programs for women and minorities. However, the most popular SBA program is their loan guarantee program for small businesses.

This firm was able to get an SBA loan -- a strong sign of business strength. Do you think you have what it takes to get an SBA loan too? The SBA can be a great solution for raising money quickly to start or grow a business. Your next step is to speak with a banker at an SBA approved bank.

About This SBA Loan Information:

All SBA loan data displayed above comes from the government's publicly available SBA loan database. Information on this page is provided by the Gaebler.com news organization to inform business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and others about SBA loan activity. LoanCensus.com does not assist businesses with obtaining SBA loans and was not involved in any way with this transaction. For additional information, see our Loan Information FAQ.

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