BIG NEWS: C-Level SBA Lending Veteran Stephanie Bitters Joins BusinessUS

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Check out our press release: “C-Level Score: BusinessUS Lands SBA Pro Stephanie Bitters, 27-year Veteran”

Dec. 26, 2013 – LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Norris Lozano (CEO of BusinessUS) has announced the hiring 27-year SBA lending veteran Stephanie Bitters as Chief Credit Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Bitters joins veteran small business lenders Lozano, Antonio “AZ” Zate, and Tara Johnson on the operational team of BusinessUS, a non-bank lender delivering SBA 7(a) loans to American small businesses that cannot get credit elsewhere….”

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Delivering Loans to Underserved Markets

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The US Small Business Administration is looking to non-bank small business lenders to push lending capital deeper into markets that are underserved by banks, to encourage the growth of small businesses and put Americans back to work while expanding the tax base. BusinessUS is answering this important call to action.

Following our credo “Innovative lending for American small business,” BusinessUS focuses 60% of our loan origination toward traditionally underserved borrowers such as US Military veterans, minority-owned, women-owned and tribal small businesses, and those located in low-income communities or other geographically underserved areas of our country.

“We are focused on underserved markets nationwide, “says Norris Lozano, CEO BusinessUS, “partly because of the opportunity, but more importantly because as individuals, we want to create positive impacts on the communities we serve.”

Tara Johnson is leading the BusinessUS in developing programs with US Military Veterans and other groups, which will deliver important community benefits while providing opportunity and returns to our partners.

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