The Neighborhood was Saved by a Merchant Cash Advance
By – Raquel Ellen Donate
Not too long ago, our neighborhood was almost without a pizzeria! Thanks to a smart and savvy local chamber of commerce member, the neighborhood was saved by a merchant cash advance. Sounds like this was no big deal, right? Well it may not be a big deal where you’re from, however, in my neck of the woods, we don’t care too much for the big name pizza franchises. Instead, we love our Romano’s Pizzeria, so much so that me and my family have been eating here since our grandfather’s time. Now, thanks to a merchant cash advance, our favorite pizzeria and Italian restaurant was saved from having to close it’s doors.
We are not certain what went wrong, however we are sure this deep recession did not make matters better. After a few slow seasons, the owners had to put up their house in order to get a small loan to survive the dry spell on business. The recent harsh winter season was another nightmare along with broke down ovens and a few other essential items needed to run a successful eatery. After the winter was over, our neighborhood was in such dismay. Rumors had spread like wildfire stating that the owners of Romano’s were calling it quits! Let’s just say, everyone from the children all the way up to our grandparents were stricken with disbelief at the thought of losing everyone’s favorite pizza joint since the late 60’s. Some folks even set up a charity donation box. But it was just a drop in the bucket compared to the almost 6 figures it was going to take to save Romano’s.
Then one day, at a local chamber of commerce meeting, a gentleman was there from OCM Financial Group doing a seminar about how banks are getting tougher and stricter about lending any money out and how OCM Financial was able to get business owners the money they needed in less than a week! Attending this meeting, was one of the owners of Romano’s. Quite serendipitous to say the least! Soon after the presentation was over, the business finance specialist was passing out his business cards when the Romano’s owner asked if he could apply for a merchant cash advance to save his restaurant, and the rest, as they say, was history. Less than 6 days later, Romano’s was able to order a new oven and fix the broken one. Success! Neighborhood pizzeria saved and the tradition lives on!