Year: 2015

How Knowing ‘Why’ Led Website Developer WIX to $1 Billion

 by Rod Loges Five, four, three, two, one… Happy New Year! Well, almost! The New Year is a great time to evaluate our business goals and make sure we know the answer to the question, “Why do we do what we do?” Here is a great example: Avi, a business associate I met in 1999, […]

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Sharing is Caring: How Businesses Can Give Back to Charities

 by Rod Loges One day not long ago a Dad was getting his daughters ready for school, and he couldn’t figure out why the lunch foods were almost gone. It was only halfway through the week and already they were low on lunch meat. The next morning he found his daughter making two lunches. When […]

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One Degree Capital Supports Local Merchants on Small Business Saturday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Occoquan, Virginia – November 28, 2015 – By distributing over 200 helium balloons and 400 locally-produced donuts to the 70-plus merchants in the historic Town of Occoquan, Virginia, One Degree Capital helped local business owners prepare for “Small Business Saturday,” the official un-official shopping day founded by credit card company American Express. […]

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Read This Before You Apply For An SBA Loan

by Jenn Mathis One of the parts of my day that I absolutely love is talking to business owners about their plans. It is so cool to share in their excitement and learn about their passions, and I love working with each of them to explore how best to make their plan a reality. Last week I […]

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Making Your Business More Attractive To Lenders – New eBook Explains How

Occoquan, Virginia – September 2, 2015  3 Secrets to Getting Lenders to Chase You, written by Jenn Mathis of One Degree Capital, provides valuable insights on how business owners can make their businesses more attractive to lenders. The eBook, which launches today, is free and available for download at the company’s website, www.OneDegreeCapital.com. “Our eBook […]

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Personal Touch Makes a Big Difference in Small Business Loans

Here’s an excellent article from The Wall Street Journal exhibiting the One Degree Way and why we believe in learning about and connecting with our Significant Business Owners! Check it out: Personal Touch Makes Big Difference in Small-Business Loans. 

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Are Your Business Banking Habits All Grown Up?

By Jenn Mathis You can tell a lot about people by the way they spend their money. That goes for businesses, too. When a business owner applies for financing, one of the first items lenders request are the most recent business bank statements. Most lenders (including us at One Degree Capital) look at each page of the bank […]

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One Degree Capital Defines The Capital Desert At Meeting of Local Business Owners

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Occoquan, Virginia – July 27, 2015  Using his own coined term “Capital Desert” during a panel discussion, Rod Loges, Founder and President of One Degree Capital, sought to explain why small business owners have such a hard time getting bank loans. The panel discussion, facilitated by 1 Million Cups Prince William, a […]

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A Lesson Learned The Hard Way: Working ON Your Business vs IN It

by Jenn Mathis How much of your time is spent working ON your business versus IN your business? How much is that costing you? You might be surprised. My customer and friend Patrick sure was, as he explained when he called me this week: Patrick owns a carpet cleaning business. Like a lot of service-related entrepreneurs, […]

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One Degree Capital Challenges Business Owners During SBA Panel Discussion

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Occoquan, Virginia – June 19, 2015  – Rod Loges, Founder and President of One Degree Capital, issued a challenge to small business owners during a recent panel discussion at SBA headquarters in Washington, DC. The expert panel, entitled Innovation and High Growth Potential Firms’ Access to Capital which included Rod Loges, Founder […]

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