Artisan Direct

You don’t often find someone like Scott Birkner – He is experienced, has a great personality and gets the job done. He was on top of things the entire time, telling me what to expect and leading me through the process. I strongly encourage anyone looking for an SBA loan to talk to Dogwood State Bank and Scott Birkner. This should be a part of your evaluation process as a small business owner.

Client Profile

Artisan Direct is a niche marketing company located in Charlotte, North Carolina that helps residential home builders sell homes through the use of weekend sign programs, human sign holders, video production services, and more. With over 24 years in the directional sign industry, Artisan Direct is an expert in helping homes sell. Artisan Direct has scale, located in over 30 markets across the east coast and Midwest regions, the biggest in the industry. Their in-house print capabilities allow for greater customization and quicker turnaround times, while the implementation of the latest technology systems provide optimized growth, sales processes, communication, and customer service.

Loan Profile

After spending 15 years in the corporate world, owner Scott Crosbie purchased a traditional sign company and started Artisan Direct. Through a recent business acquisition, Artisan Direct was able to expand the business into the Midwest territories. The flexibility of the SBA 7(a) Loan provided the business with lower down payments, longer terms, and the ability to include goodwill financing. The SBA 7(a) Loan has already had a phenomenal impact on Artisan Direct, injecting excitement and energy into the company, as well has increasing business since the transaction. Crosbie chose to work with Dogwood State Bank in part for the efficiency and expertise that comes from working with a bank that specializes in SBA loans. With decades of combined lending experience, our team is here to walk you through every step of the SBA loan process.

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