March 16 2020:
Ensuring business continuity in light of COVID-19: How to apply online for an SBA Disaster Relief loan
It is truly encouraging to see how, under the leadership of Administrator Jovita Carranza, the SBA is working directly with State Governors to offer low interest federal disaster loans for small businesses and non profit organizations, to help alleviate the economic injury caused by COVID-19. I think these loans can be a very valuable tool for short term business continuity, and a source of much needed liquidity for many small, minority and diverse business owners.
March 07 2020:
SEO, an important force in our Industry. The SEO Alternative Investments Conference, notes and lessons from the CIO Plenary Panel
Thank you to SEO and its amazing leaders William Goodloe, Julian Johnson and Raina Singh and all the CIO's (Chief Investment Officers) who joined the CIO Plenary Session at the 11th SEO Alternative Investment Conference this past March 4 in New York, for the honor and joy to moderate this powerful session.
September 20 2014:
USHCC NATIONAL CONVENTION -The Hispanic Agenda for business expansion, the blue print for capital: Policies, Allocators and Partnerships to harness
The Unites States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce is leading the way to develop the partnerships and policies for the creation of the Capital Architecture our businesses need. I'm very grateful an excited for the opportunity to work with them in the dialogues and initiatives this Agenda entails.
October 25 2017:
Small Business Community Capital II (“SBCC”) is pleased to announce the funding of a Senior Secured Term loan in support of Symmetrical Investment’s acquisition of Wrangle, LLC. Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Junction City, Oregon, Wrangle is the leading provider of Health & Wellness Form 5500 preparation and related ERISA compliance services to the Insurance Brokerage industry.
June 29 2017:
April 03 2017:
Monika Mantilla, President / CEO of Altura Capital and Managing Partner of Small Business Community Capital, has been selected as one of eight ambassadors for The Alumni Society, an exclusive organization for Latino leaders from highly-selective universities. Ambassadors are distinguished Latino leaders who have actively engaged members and championed the brand since its inception. Monika and the rest of ambassadors will act as valuable resources and trusted advisors, as well as liaisons between The Alumni Society team and the member base.
December 06 2016:
Small Business Community Capital II (“SBCC”) is pleased to announce its successful third portfolio investment in Earth Lab Holdings. Headquartered in Park City, Utah, Earth Lab Holdings is a newly formed entity from the merger of Wise Woman Herbals (“WWH”) and Superior Labs (“SL”). SBCC provided subordinated debt and equity in the transaction as sole-lead arranger.
SBCC Honored to be one of the 50 Best for the World funds setting the gold standard in the impact-investment movement.
Today, Small Business Community Capital, SBCC, was named a Best for the World Fund by B the Change Media, for setting the measurement and management bar in impact investing, based on its GIIRS Rating. All honorees are featured in the Winter issue of B Magazine and on B the Change Media’s digital platform, bthechange.com. Both platforms have a special editorial section dedicated to impact investing.
Small Business Community Capital, SBCC is honored as a Best for the World Fund, which includes investment funds that have completed the rigorous GIIRS Rating, a third-party verification of the fund’s investment impact administered by the independent nonprofit B Lab. This comprehensive, comparable framework of impact measurement and management is critical to satisfying the market’s need to compare and benchmark a fund’s portfolio impact performance. Thus, Small Business Community Capital, SBCC has demonstrated leadership in the quest to achieve credibility for impact investing across asset classes.
GIIRS was launched five years ago to meet a core need to scale the impact-focused capital markets -- a credible, independent evaluation of the impact of companies and investment funds. Since its launch, GIIRS has rated over 90 investment funds and 2000 companies. GIIRS allows investment managers to measure and manage the total impact of their portfolio companies using the B Impact Assessment results and compares their performance against other funds .
The 50 GIIRS-rated Best for the World Funds account for more than 3 billion in capital that will be invested in companies across all areas of social and environmental impact.
Full Press Realease
November 20 2015:
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) proudly announces the appointment of three industry-leading entrepreneurs, Betty Manetta, President and CEO of Argent Associates and Asociar LLC; Monika Mantilla, President and CEO of Altura Capital and Managing Partner of Small Business Community Capital; and Rosa Santana, CEO and President of Integrated Human Capital and Forma Automotive, to its Board of Directors.
October 01 2015:
Pastelería Cidrines entered into a partnership to support its growth plans, which includes the introduction of new products in Puerto Rico and its expansion in the continental U.S. market.
July 29 2015:
Launching press release.
Small Business Community Capital, SBCC, an SBIC Impact Fund,
Announces Receipt of SBIC License
SBCC (Small Business Community Capital) seeks to capitalize on its partners’ deep relationships in the small and lower middle market segment, changing demographics, and the growth of women and/or minority entrepreneurs, to pursue investments in high growth SMEs that can also deliver societal transformation opportunities.
July 29 2015:
The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) today announced the launch of the USHCC-SBCC Capital Initiative, a new partnership with Small Business Community Capital II, L.P. (SBCC). Through the Initiative, the USHCC will offer its network of entrepreneurs and business owners the ability to apply for a variety of SBCC capital and strategic support funding.