In 1972, there were 402,000 female-owned businesses in the United States. The passing of the Equal Credit Opportunity Act in 1974 granted women the right to establish their own credit and prohibit gender-based discrimination. As the access to financing increased, opportunities skyrocketed over the past five decades - with women now owning 12.3 million businesses in the U.S.
The #IWD2022 theme #BreakTheBias encourages communities, employers, and individuals to forge a path towards women's equality. Founded in 1990, Beacon Funding has been a proud equal opportunity lender and employer since its inception. We believe in supporting women not just this day, but every day. We’re proud to provide equipment financing to female business owners daily.
Here are a few women making waves in the decorated apparel and wastewater industries. To the thousands of valued customers not included in this video, we want to say thank you for your trust and partnership.
Featured Equipment Financing Success Stories
Here's to female business owners paving the way. Each of our entrepreneurs has grown their start-up into a success story with the help of equipment financing.
Kippie Hartcraft, Co-owner of Lone Star Awards and Graphics
Equipment financing helped Lone Star Awards and Graphics diversify their laser engraving business by expanding into the decorated apparel market. With over 35+ pieces of embroidery and screen printing equipment, this shop acquired the funding to grow at a phenomenal rate. Read the full story >
Carla Dooley, Owner of Promos Ink
Equipment financing helped Promos Ink grow from a hobby operating out of a garage to a 30,000 square feet warehouse with 20+ pieces of equipment. Carla acquired the funding she needed to upgrade her equipment and fulfill larger orders. Read her full story >
Charlene Endsley, Co-owner of Charlene's Waste Services, LLC
Tapping into the special events market wouldn't have been possible without the help of equipment financing. Beacon Funding helped Charlene get the start-up financing she needed to fund two new trucks and 84 porta-potties. Read her full story >
Happy International Women's Day!
Beacon Funding is an A+ Better Business Bureau rated lender providing truck and equipment financing to businesses across the United States. Our unique approval process allows us to say yes to lending to 7/10 companies; start-ups, challenged credit, and excellent credit alike. Beacon Funding's financing process is rated 4.83/5 in customer satisfaction compared to the industry average of 1.67/5. That's because we listen to your goals to build the best financing solution for your unique situation.
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