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Occoquan, Virginia - August 7, 2017 - Local business capital advisor and direct lender One Degree Capital is expanding their successful series “Capital Over Coffee.” These informal forums are hosted at local coffee shops throughout the DC Metro area providing local business owners an opportunity to ask questions about finding and securing business loans in an informal setting without the hassle and formality of going through a loan application process just to get feedback from a lender.

“Our first Capital Over Coffee event in Falls Church, Virginia, sold out quickly," explains Rod Loges, co-founder and president of One Degree Capital. “As word spread we had several other business owners asking when we would be hosting an event near them. It just seemed logical to expand into other areas around the DC Metro area.”

“There is a clear need for this type of forum in our area,” says Jenn Mathis, co-founder and vice president of One Degree Capital. “Business owners don’t need yet another loan option thrown at them. What they need is help objectively evaluating the dozens of options that exist today to determine what is best for their particular business situation right now.”

Nebiyu Beyene is starting up a smoothie business and recently attended a Capital Over Coffee event in Falls Church. "You hear so much on the news about how banks aren't lending,” says Nebiyu. “It is hard to know where to turn. Attending Capital Over Coffee really helped me start to narrow my options without having to put together a bunch of financial documents first.”

“Capital Over Coffee provides a unique opportunity for local business owners to speak directly to a business capital advisor in an informal setting,” explains Jenn. “Rod and I enjoy the opportunity to speak with business owners to learn their stories. We especially enjoy learning where they are trying to grow their business and working together to discover the right financing path to help them get there.”

The events are free to attend but seating is limited and advance registration is required.

Upcoming Capital Over Coffee events are scheduled for Herndon, Arlington, Falls Church, and Leesburg. To learn more or reserve your seat, visit:

August 15: Herndon @ Weird Brothers Coffee

August 22: Arlington @ Northside Social Coffee & Wine

August 29: Leesburg @King Street Coffee 

September 12: Falls Church @ Rare Bird Coffee Roasters


About One Degree Capital

Headquartered in Northern Virginia, One Degree Capital is a privately funded direct lender to small business owners nationwide. Established in 2010, One Degree Capital’s Business Capital Advisors have helped thousands of business owners start, sustain and grow their businesses by helping them find the right type of business loan for their unique needs. One Degree Capital offers a full suite of small business financing including business loans, working capital, equipment financing, SBA-backed loans, factoring and more. For more information, contact One Degree Capital at 1-703-579-6868.


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Jenn Mathis