Photo: Matt Perkins, business development officer with United Capital Funding and chairman at the Nashville Business Incubation Center, pictured with Marilyn Robinson, executive director of the Nashville Minority Business Center, and Angela Crane-Jones, executive director of the Nashville Business Incubation Center. Robinson was awarded with the Might Oak Leadership Award at the Center’s recent luncheon.
NASHVILLE (February 27, 2020) – Florida-based alternative finance firm United Capital Funding (UCF) recently showed its support for growing young businesses in Nashville at a recent incubator graduation luncheon.
The 33rd Annual Awards & Graduation Luncheon honors the graduates of the Nashville Business Incubation Center (NBIC) and key individuals whose contributions have helped small businesses in the Nashville area. Matt Perkins, business development officer at UCF, serves as chairman of the executive board of the NBIC.
“Nashville continues to transform into an area of rich economic growth,” said Perkins. “I’m proud to have the opportunity to be so involved with companies that have the desire to intensify that economic growth.”
The graduates include R & Co. Building Construction, LLC and Utopia Building Group. Combined, the companies accomplished over $4.5 million in revenue upon graduation.
Perkins presented several awards during the ceremony, including the Mighty Oak Leadership Award, which recognizes individuals who best demonstrate the mission of the NBIC and help it achieve success. This year, the Might Oak Leadership Award was given to Marilyn Robinson, executive director of the Nashville Minority Business Center. Robinson is credited with pushing policy changes that leveled the playing field for minority business owners, ensuring their success. She also led Metro Nashville’s most recent public contracting initiative, the Equal Business Opportunity Program.
The NBIC offers programs that promote sustainability and support for entrepreneurs. Several classes are provided by the incubator, ranging from Foundations – for individuals with an idea for a business to its hallmark incubation program Mighty Oak – for businesses that are at least two years established. United Capital Funding is proud to support local organization like Nashville Business Incubation Center. To learn more about the Nashville Business Incubation Center and its program, visit nbiconline.com.
About United Capital Funding Group, LLC.
United Capital Funding Group, LLC. (UCF) is one of the nation’s leading providers of working capital finance, having successfully provided collateral from most Fortune 500 companies.
For more than 20 years, UCF has offered professional B2B and B2G funding through accounts receivable financing, credit insurance coverage and efficient accounts receivable management.
UCF has headquarters in Florida with offices in Tennessee, Illinois and Ohio (Capital Plus). UCF is a subsidiary of Gulf Coast Bank & Trust Company, an FDIC-insured commercial bank. For more information, please visit our website at www.ucfunding.com.