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Starting an Ice Cream Business: SBA Loans

Starting an Ice Cream Business is a series of articles that answers popular questions asked by our clients and students in regards to starting an ice cream business.

Question: In today’s rough economy, is it difficult to get an SBA loan?

In short, no. Under the current federal stimulus package, SBA has changed some important criterion that in the past made it harder to get an SBA loan.
•    SBA now guarantees 90% of all loans versus 80% two years ago
•    Collateral requirements are now more flexible
•    Banks are now paid a fee to process a loan versus them paying a fee two years ago

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Getting Ready for Winter: Creating a Cafe Atmosphere

coffee drinks for winterThe winter is the perfect time for developing a serious hot drink program wrapped around Cappucino, Affogato’s, and mocha drinks.

Why? Because it is very important to create an atmosphere where the business is not so dependent on a frozen dessert to carry the business year round.

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The 2011 Ice Cream University Passion Award!

Best Ice Cream Shops - Sloan's Ice CreamThe best ice cream shops in America, period!

Ice Cream University is very proud to accept nominations for its Eighth Annual ICE CREAM STORE OF THE YEAR AWARD— THE PASSION AWARD— to be presented in January, 2011 to the very best ice cream shop in the United States. 

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