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July 18, 2022 32 min

In this episode of the Prime Partners Podcast, Brandon Bolen - Head of Service Contractor Lending at Live Oak Bank - shares how financing can help small business owners support their company’s growth and expansion. Brandon discusses some of your options when it comes to applying for a loan, selling a business, buying a business, and much more. Be ready to capitalize on opportunities and stay a step ahead of your competitors by learning the options you have to finance your business growth!

Episode timestamps

(00:48) – About Brandon and Live Oak Bank

(04:42) – How financing can help contractors support their business growth

(09:43) – Overview of SBA 7a loan

(10:27) – SBA 7a loan vs conventional loan

(14:53) – Importance of cash flow

(16:19) – The process of preparing for a loan

(19:51) – Merger and acquisition process

(22:16) – Selling a business and succession plans

(27:40) – How to contact Brandon


Brandon Bolen is the Head of the Service Contractor lending team at Live Oak Bank, dedicated to businesses in the HVAC, plumbing and electrical service industries. Brandon was included in The NEWS’ 40 under 40 in the HVAC industry in 2021. Since April 2019, Live Oak’s Service Contractor team has provided over $160MM in financing to the home service industry. Brandon joined Live Oak in 2015 as a business advisor where he managed a portfolio of loans for existing customers. He then served as an underwriter and underwrote over $250,000,000 in SBA loans


Brandon Bolen


Live Oak Bank


(540) 908-6561

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