My Experience With A SBA Loan

I graduated from chiropractic school in 1996, ending three years of the most difficult education experience of my life.  I graduated in September of that year, but had to waith until December before then national boards would be offered again.  That gave me a few months to study and prepare for what was to come: getting my first professional job! Prior to graduating I had sent letters, made phone calls and otherwise contacted several chiropractors around Utah looking for a job.  That spring before I graduated I finally got an offer in Hurricane, Utah.  Hurricane is a small town, just outside St. George.  I researched the area, went for a visit, met my new employer and fell in love.

I remember exactly how and when it happened.  Between my graduation and starting this job would be several months as I mentioned so I kept both the jobs I had.  One was working for a valet service and the other was delivering the New York Times.  Delivering the New York Times was done in the early morning about 2:00AM, so I was in the habit of going to bed early.  Well the phone rang about 11:00 PM on New Years day, the doctor who had offered me a job backed out.  At this point I'm three weeks from moving.  We're moving out of our apartment, I've quit my jobs - we're moving.

I did a lot of scrambling but in those three weeks.  I found a chiropractic office in Pleasant Grove that would allow me to rent space.  More scrambling and we found a new place to live.

When we got to Utah in February of 1997 we were referred to a local bank.  I met with with their SBA Loans  officer and started the process to get funding.

I can't say it's been a smooth, but my career, the way it all started, and getting my SBA loan provided me learning experiences for the rest of my life.

I am participating in a blogger campaign by Bucks2Blog for SBA Loans and was compensated. However, the views and opinions are my own.

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