Since 2008, Little Flippers has been helping kids learn how to survive and thrive in the water. After opening two locations, they were ready to expand but needed financing to do so. The school had several projects going at once, making it difficult to qualify for a traditional commercial loan – until they met Gateway Bank.

As the owners developed a relationship with Gateway, we collaborated to map out a plan for stabilizing their second location and preparing for the third while minimizing risk. Together, we implemented that plan to space out expansion costs, save capital, and get the business ready for their next phase of growth.

After reaching the milestones needed to take out a loan, Little Flippers invested in a new building, tenant improvements, and equipment for their third location. The new location recently opened and is ready to make a splash in the community – with Gateway by their side.

“We appreciate Scott’s personalized approach at Gateway Bank. Unlike big banks, where we often felt like mere numbers, Scott took the time to understand our needs. His dedication to learning about our business and providing valuable suggestions truly sets him apart. Working with Scott has been a pleasure, and we trust his expertise and commitment to our financial success.” – Laura George, Co-Owner of Little Flippers

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