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Fresno, CA Entrepreneur Gets SBA Loan to Buy Cold Stone Creamery Franchise

Need a loan to buy a Cold Stone Creamery franchise? Union Bank Of California has a history of making these loans and they are guaranteed by the SBA.

Getting money to buy a Cold Stone Creamery franchise shouldn't be too tough. In 2000, Union Bank Of California issued an SBA franchise loan to an entrepreneur in Fresno, California. Because Cold Stone Creamery was registered with the SBA's registry of franchises, this California small business loan was issued on an expedited basis.

SBA Loan Borrower

FRESNO, CA 93704

SBA Loan Lender

7108 N FRESNO ST, STE 100
FRESNO, CA 93720

SBA 7a lending is the most popular loan program offered by the Small Business Association (SBA), a federal lending guaranty program. This small business loan was issued via the SBA 7a lending program.

SBA Loan Program Type

This loan was issued as a general business loan.

SIC Code

5451 - Dairy Products Stores


445299 - Specialty Food Stores

Loan Approval Date


Loan Approval Gross Amount


Loan Approval from the SBA

Of the total $180,000 loan amount, the SBA guaranteed $135,000.

More Information on This SBA Loan

The borrower borrowed this money for a new business. This loan was used to buy a Cold Stone Creamery franchise. At the time of the loan, the company had 25 employees. The loan application did not indicate that the small business planned to use the money to add employees or retain any existing employees.

Great, But How Can I Get an SBA Loan for My Business?

SBA loans provide smart, affordable business financing for small businesses looking to expand.

The SBA is important source of financing for entrepreneurs like you. Take this loan, for example. The company needed a loan. Union Bank Of California had a strong track record in business lending, and with the SBA stepping up and agreeing to guarantee part of the loan, Union Bank Of California made the loan. The end result was that this firm was given the opportunity to grow their business and enhance the lives of their employees and customers.

The process for getting an SBA loan is relatively straight-forward. Sit down with your banker and they will explain the process in detail.

About This SBA Loan Information:

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