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Christopher Hurn

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Chris is the CEO and Cofounder of Mercantile Capital Corporation, the SBA 504 Loan Experts, a nationwide, commercial lending firm that specializes in providing smarter commercial property financing for business owners and entrepreneurs buying their commercial property. Through May 31, 2012, Mercantile has closed commercial loans worth more than $898.9 million in total project costs across 34 states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, while creating or retaining 6,154 jobs.

Chris has appeared on FOX Business News 4 times commenting on small business issues, and been in such publications as the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur, Forbes.

He's also the CEO/Cofounder of Kennedy’s, a franchised men's barbershop concept (13 locations open, so far) that offers the finest haircuts for men, the lost art of straight-razor shaves, and a modern selection of grooming products all within a membership-based, nostalgic club-like atmosphere.


Chris helps small business owners to obtain financing through the smartest option available to them, is an active advocate for changes in the financial industry that will make financing more accessible for small companies, having testified in front of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee as recently as this past April, and has grown his own small business company -- one that is exclusively in business to help small and mid-sized business owners get the financing they need.

Chris utilizes every forum available to educate as many people as possible about the benefits of Smarter commercial property financing. His YouTube videos have been watched over 250,000 times, and his blog posts and email updates are read and commented upon by Mercantile's in house database of over 96,000 people. Through his personal and company social media accounts, Chris' posts and status updates reach over 32,000 fans, followers, and LinkedIn connections.


Website @thechrishurn


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