Ford Williams

FORD WILLIAMS has been with Live Oak Bank since its inception in 2008. He has served as a senior loan officer since 2015 with loan production totaling over $250 million to small business owners nationwide. Prior to that, Ford was a team leader in the bank's Business Advisory Group, where he serviced a $100 million SBA loan portfolio and provided support and business performance feedback to Live Oak's loan customers. Ford has an undeniable passion for coaching entrepreneurs and business owners through their financing options and enjoys developing relationships with industry partners to further his industry expertise.

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Expansion Considerations for Your Automotive Care Business

In 2018, the Auto Care Association reported that the $392 billion auto care industry experienced several upward trends. Some projections, published in the Auto Care Association’s “Auto Care Factbook 2019,” estimate the industry to reach $433 billion by 2021, given surges in consumer confidence and spending levels. This research begs a couple of questions: are you capitalizing on a growing market, and are you considering an expansion? Growing your business can be done in many ways. Here are a few common situations where financing can be advantageous: Lease versus own: Most shop owners must eventually confront the issue of
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