Western Nut Company: MWSBF Borrower Spotlight

April 1966, Wellington McDonald and Helen Bean founded the Western Nut Company with a business model that called for acquiring the highest quality of raw nuts in the industry, and then roasting them to perfection. Ownership changed hands in 1983, and the company has remained family-owned ever since. Throughout Western Nut’s 50-plus year history, the hallmarks of quality and freshness remain tenants of the company’s success to this day. With an SBA504 Loan, Loren Mercer and his business partners —his brothers Lloyd Mercer and Lee Mercer—purchased the existing Western Nut factory store property after Loren had spent 10 years working as an executive for Western Nut. In addition to the factory… Read More

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MWSBF Shares Love of Small Businesses by Launching Free Online Training

February 14, 2019, (Salt Lake City) – Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF), Utah’s largest SBA lender, also operating throughout Wyoming and the mountain west, announces a new training about the SBA 504 program available online. The webinar is free and available at https://tinyurl.com/SBA504MWSBF. “We’re excited to share our expertise in the field of small business lending,” said John D. Evans, president Mountain West Small Business Finance. “For more than 30 years, we’ve been sharing this information with bankers and lending institutions across the mountain west – but our efforts have been primarily focused in Utah. This new online instruction—originally shared with lending institutions from Wyoming—is now available to anyone… Read More

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Thank You for a Tremendous Year!

Before the clock officially strikes midnight, we wanted to take a moment and officially thank all those that chose Mountain West Small Business Finance to help with their small business financing needs. From land, building and equipment purchases to refinancing and working capital options, we’re thankful for the opportunity to help businesses succeed. Thanks for a great year and cheers to a bright future in 2019 and beyond.

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2018 Mountain West Golf Invitational

Hey Siri, what’s the definition of “Lender Appreciation?”  For MWSBF, it’s golfing at Old Mill for the annual Mountain West Golf Invitational. This year’s tournament, held Friday August 17, 2018 was another successful event, raising more than $2000 in profits that will be donated to the Utah Food Bank’s BackPack Program. Mountain West appreciates everyone who participated in the event, with a special thanks to the tournament’s sponsors. If you’re a lender looking to be on next year’s guest list, contact Mountain West about current or future projects your working on for details.

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SBA Rural Roadshow Heads to Southern Utah: U.S. Senator Mike Lee’s Office and Mountain West Small Business Finance Among Attendees

August 8, 2018, (Salt Lake City) – Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF), Utah’s largest SBA lender, is excited to join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Utah District Office for the Small Business Rural Show from August 21, 2018 through Thursday, August 23, 2018. Each event, with stops in St. George, Cedar City and Richfield, is free to the general public and includes a keynote address provided by U.S. Sen. Mike Lee’s office with presentations about rural programs and initiatives, as well as business counseling and lending opportunities for small businesses. “Mountain West Small Business Finance is thrilled to participate with the SBA in the Small Business Rural Roadshow,”… Read More

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Happy “National Ice Cream Sandwich Day!”

Earlier this week, 2018 Utah Small Business Person of the Year Paul Merrill, CEO of Casper’s Ice Cream joined MWSBF vice president Danny Mangum at Channel 4, to talk about his company’s expansion–made possible through loans with Mountain West–and of course, the beloved Fat Boy Ice Cream Sandwich (amongst other frozen novelties and treats). So celebrate today with a cold one (frozen treat, that is)! And then sit back, relax and enjoy the interview with ABC’s News4Utah below: https://www.good4utah.com/news/4pm-sponsored/the-original-fat-boy-ice-cream-sandwich-will-be-around-for-years-to-come/1336775117

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A Win for Wyoming and Mountain West Small Business Finance!

  Whether you know it as the “Equality State,” “Cowboy State,” or “Big Wyoming,” Mountain West Small Business Finance (MWSBF) is celebrating with all Wyomingites the Small Business Administration (SBA) decision to approve MWSBF as a statewide provider of 504 loans in Wyoming. John Evans MWSBF president explained, “For nearly two decades, we have been lending to a large number of small businesses in the southwest corridor of Wyoming. From that experience, we have come to believe that small businesses, throughout Wyoming, could be better served with more options for their lending needs. Mountain West consistently rated in the ‘Top 10’ of SBA 504 lenders nationwide, brings to Wyoming 38… Read More

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Small Business Rural Road Show Comes to Utah

If you’ve ever had the desire to start your own business, wanted to be your own boss, or had bigger plans for your current small business but weren’t sure where to turn for answers, the Small Business Rural Roadshow, hosted by the SBA Utah District Office, is on it’s way to help. July Sessions: Tuesday, July 17 in Price Wednesday, July 18 in Moab Thursday, July 20 in Vernal August Sessions: Tuesday, August 21 in St. George Wednesday, August 22 in Cedar City Thursday, August 23 in Richfield Join representatives from Mountain West for presentations and a keynote address from Senator Mike Lee’s office, plus information about rural programs and initiatives,… Read More

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