Creating customer success with simple, easy to use small business lending solutions

When CDC Small Business Finance launched their white-labeled Mirador solution, creating a seamless, efficient, and easy-to-use borrower application was their top priority. We are proud of the work we do to support the lenders on our platform and how we are able to support small business borrowers in their loan experience.  

Margarita Duran, owner of Emmy Dee’s Quickbook Solutions applied for a loan with CDC Small Business Finance. Emmy Dee’s QuickBook’s Solutions is a business that grew from a passion for Finance and Organization.  After finding success in the financial services and banking arena Margarita, Founder & Owner, decided to pursue her passion for numbers and business through her own endeavor which became  Emmy Dee’s QuickBooks Solutions. Growing her business one awesome client at a time she has built her own success that fulfills her both personally and professionally. By helping her clients maneuver through tax preparation, payroll, or even simple business processes, she gains satisfaction knowing she was able to use her talents to help her clients and friends. Margarita is an accounting professional with an A.A.S. degree in Accounting, Certified Bookkeeper & Enrolled Agent with corporate and small business/startup accounting/finance experience. Emmy Dee’s Quickbook’s Solutions specializes in full charge bookkeeping for various industries. 

CDC Interviewed Margarita about her experience with Mirador’s online application

How would you describe your experience with the online application?

It was very simple and easy to comprehend.

Do you have any advice to other small business owners about why you chose CDC and FastFund?

I chose CDC because the website was very easy to comprehend and work with.  Other similar businesses gave too much information and an inquiry had to be made as the first step in the process.  They also have paper (PDF) applications that were not pleasing to the eye. I chose FastFund because I already knew how most SBA loans worked because of clients I’ve helped get SBA loans.  FastFund was a good testing option for my firm so that I could tell other clients about it. I’ve already referred two clients to CDC to give FastFund a try. FastFund was very fast and regular SBA loans take a lot of time and attention and a lot of paperwork is required.

What are your goals for the capital and your vision for your company?

My goals are to use the capital to grow the firm by doing a bit of advertising and get better qualified employees to work for us.  We work with many high-net-worth clients as well as clients that need consulting to begin and grow their own businesses. In order to provide good service and be a good resource for them and their contacts, we need quality employees.

How was your experience working with the FastFund team to get your loan pre-qualified, approved and funded?

My experience was amazing.  The team did an outstanding job.  The pre-qualification process was easy as pie, the approval was almost instant and funding was a breeze.

What was your favorite part of working with CDC Small Business Finance?

My favorite part is that I already have contacts at CDC that I can reach out to when referring business to them.  They’ve been a great resource.