At 18, Otis McNeil couldn’t get a bank to give him a loan to start his business. Today, he has eight employees, a 5,000-square-foot multi-use office/warehouse space, a small fleet of trucks and all the equipment they need to deliver on just about any job.
Just Around the Corner
Still recovering from startup costs, strained by the recession, and turned away by her bank, Diane Bowers desperately needed a small loan to help make ends meet. With Rising Tide, she was able to keep her doors open and make the smart business decisions that would help it grow.
An injury forced Richard Nauman to forge a new career path – but after two years of unemployment he couldn’t get the startup funds he needed to make his dream a reality. Rising Tide helped him get started and provided guidance as his business transformed.
Johnnie Lustig’s Hotdogs
The Bethlehem Small Business Loan Fund, administered by The Rising Tide, allowed John Lustig to continue his family legacy by opening Johnnie Lustig’s Hotdogs.