Small Business Spotlight

Swift recovery when major bank fumbles a business expansion loan

A new beauty school location under construction almost didn’t open on time. Read the deal story and learn more about our services.

Loan Amount


Loan Purpose

The Small Business

Collectiv Academy

Dallas, TX

The Financing Challenge

When our Utah-based borrowers hopped on the phone with Ready Capital, they were in a bind. They’d started their small business financing journey with a major bank that had overpromised and underdelivered.

The 11th-hour change in financing of their cosmetology school expansion no longer met the borrower’s expansion goals. The project was in jeopardy.

Loan Scenario

Here's what our borrowers brought to Ready Capital

Construction delays

Construction on the borrower’s new Dallas, Texas site was at risk of grinding to a halt.

Operations deadline

The new school had a deadline for opening.

Further challenges

The in-progress deal included collateral shortfall and expansion into a new market.


Ready Capital was able to review the borrower’s goals and align its deal structuring with those, closing the deal in time for the school’s planned opening.

Reliable Results

The Non-Bank SBA Preferred Lending Partner Difference

A small business loan is not an empty box like a checking or savings account. No two small businesses are alike when it comes to their financing needs. This means that small business financing requires out-of-the- box thinking and capabilities many banks simply don’t offer.

Ready Capital is a non-bank, SBA preferred lending partner (PLP). We speak fluent small business and have the process in place to help them reach their goals the first time.

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