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Windsor Advantage covers SBA and USDA market topics in several types of news –
from our SBA and USDA blog and case studies to webinars and white papers.


SBA Loans for Accountants: What You Need to Know

Published on September 24th, 2019 by Shawn Andrews

We recently explored the top performing industries that have utilized the SBA 7(a) Loan Program to secure small-business financing, and among this group, Offices of Certified Public Accountants (NAICS Code: 541211) ranked #18 on our list.  Helping more than 3,100 firms from FY2010-2018, accountants have historically found the program to be one of the most popular ways to start or expand operations.

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SBA Loans for Engineers: The Ultimate Guide

Published on July 16th, 2019 by Shawn Andrews

In our latest analysis of the top 20 performing industries, Engineering Services (NAICS Code: 541330) ranked #20.  From October 1, 2009 to December 21, 2018, engineering firms received 3,058 SBA loans totaling roughly $1.06 billion.  While “engineering services” is a broad category covering many types of engineers, the need for capital and the value of SBA financing is similar across all categories.

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The Top 20 Industries for SBA Financing in 2019

Published on June 24th, 2019 by Shawn Andrews

SBA 7(a) financing is one of the most common ways for small-businesses to access capital for growth and business expansion.  As highlighted in our recent articles, these loans offer low interest rates and long repayment terms, but navigating the application process can be difficult for many potential borrowers.

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OCRM Audits: 3 Tips for Success with SBA Program Compliance

Published on June 12th, 2019 by Windsor Advantage, LLC

Significant SBA 7(a) loan growth in recent years has the attention of Capital Hill.  Though Congress continues to appropriate adequate funds to the program, the continued support has brought a demand for increased oversight of the program and its lenders. The Office of Credit Risk Management (OCRM) is tasked with this oversight requirement and recent […]

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SBA 7(a) Loan Application: 4 Things to Keep in Mind

Published on June 11th, 2019 by Shawn Andrews

We recently explored some of the most important items to consider when using an SBA loan to help grow your small-business in The Pros and Cons of SBA 7(a) Loans.  Although SBA loans may require time and effort, the long-term advantages outweigh the cons for many small-business owners.  Specifically, those owners interested in longer repayment periods and lower interest rates.If you’ve made the decision to pursue SBA financing, the application process can seem intimidating in the beginning.  However, keeping these four main areas top-of-mind can help you efficiently and effectively navigate the process from start-to-finish.

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SBA 7(a) Secondary Market Premiums: The Highs and Lows

Published on May 14th, 2019 by Windsor Advantage, LLC

Barring any unforeseen market events, 2019 should continue to be a year of slow, positive growth for SBA 7(a) loan secondary market premiums.  Last year, we experienced some of the steepest declines in secondary market premiums in years, with 10-year, fully priced SBA 7(a) premiums swinging nearly 340 basis points between FY Q2 and Q4. […]

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