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Small business owner Stacia Guzzo fills deodorant containers at her business smartypits

Stacia Guzzo and Brian Vernon, SmartyPits, Bend, Oregon

Our loan and grant programs helped these small business owners access capital when they needed it. Hear our customers’ stories in their own words.

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Loan Programs

AVID Promotions — Loan

“I was able to get working capital, I was able to pay my accounts payable, but within that I was also able to fund other avenues. I was able to bring the graphic design on board and the website.”

Grant Programs

Ba’al Cafe & Falafel — Grant

“When we found out we were awarded this grant, it was a huge sense of relief. People were so happy we reopened our doors.”

Pandora’s Box — Loan

“It was a sign of relief. There was help that was on its way.”

First Priority Security — Grant

“Lendistry contacted us and said we were approved for funding. We were able to pay employees – like ‘Thank you for being with us, going through it with us’.”

SmartyPits — Loan

“Lendistry believed in us, in a way that we believed in us as well.

Mojalet Dance Academy — Grant

“When you get support from someone you don’t know on a personal level and you’re like ‘they just want to help you succeed’ that is such a beautiful thing.”

Spector and Lenz, PC — Loan

“From the first time I sent out a query, I got a response. And that’s all it takes, from then on it was just – they were my people.

Playbook Marketing Group — Grant

“The people at Lendistry were fantastic. They were all very knowledgable and helpful and courteous and they made the process simple. This recovery grant by Lendistry was amazing when we needed the help the most.

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