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Starting a new business or growing your existing business? Let our experts in small business administration lending work with you to explain your options and secure the funding you need to grow your business and our community. Fortune looks beyond your financial figures to ensure that you qualify.

SBA 7(a) Loan Overview

Learn about the requirements, how funds are used and more.

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7(a) & 504 Loan Differences

Review our chart of the differences to know which SBA loan is the one for you.

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Meet Our Team

Carolyn Gegg

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Contact Information

MISSOURI – St. Louis
Carolyn K. Gegg
VP of SBA Lending
Cell Phone: (636) 628-6984
Email: CGegg@MyFortuneTeam.com

Carolyn Gegg

VP of SBA Lending

Carolyn Gegg has been part of the banking industry since 1985 and has specialized in U.S. Small Business Administration loans across the United States since 1992. Carolyn has also been recognized as one of the Top Three SBA Lenders in St. Louis since 1997. Carolyn was selected as the St. Louis Small Business Financial Service Advocate of the Year in 2002 and was elected to be the Committee Chair for Eastern Missouri Small Business Week in 2001. In 2013, the Small Business Monthly awarded her “Top 100 St. Louisans to Know How to Succeed in Business” award. She has also been a member of the Eastern Missouri Small Business Week Sponsorship Committee since 1999. She is an affiliate member of the St. Louis CCIM and St. Louis SIOR Chapters. Carolyn holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a double major in Finance and Real Estate. She also earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville.

Michele Walters

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MISSOURI – Kansas City
Michele Walters
Vice President, SBA Lending
Phone: (816) 289-5287
Email: mwalters@MyFortuneTeam.com

Michele Walters

Vice President, SBA Lending

Over the past decade, Michele has become the go-to expert for all things regarding SBA lending in Kansas City. Michele uses her financial and lending experience to help entrepreneurs realize their dream of running successful businesses by financing business acquisitions and refinancing debt to improve cash flow. She has also helped others small business owners purchase commercial real estate and expand their operations with working capital and equipment financing. As a problem solver, Michele likes finding innovative solutions to the challenges small business owners face.

Areas of Specialty

  • All Aspects of SBA Lending
  • Business Acquisition
  • Working Capital
  • Equipment and Inventory Finance
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Debt Refinance
  • Deal Structure
  • Underwriting
  • Relationship Management

Education

  • Washburn University, Topeka, KS – Bachelor of Arts. 1994

Personal Biography

Michele loves to spend time with her husband of 29 years traveling, cheering on the Kansas City Chiefs and snuggling with her beloved pup. Michele is an avid music lover and when not working can be found attending various concerts, music festivals, musicals, and even operas.