At BFC, we have some extraordinary people! Take a moment and meet BFC’s Carly Naples in our first “5 Questions with BFC” installment!

What do you do at BFC?

My title is Vice President – Business Development Officer, and I’ve been with the company for four years now. My role is to help guide clients through the SBA 504 Program process.

What is your favorite part of the job?

I love helping businesses grow and achieve their goals. Just the other day, I got a voicemail from a borrower thanking me and BFC for helping his dreams of owning a building come true. I save those kinds of voicemails forever!

What are your hobbies/passions outside of work?

I love to travel. Most recently I visited southern Italy. I also love to cook, whenever I can find the time.

What area of Southern California is your favorite to visit and explore?

We’re blessed to have so many wonderful beaches to visit, and I actually love going to coast any time of the year. Also, I enjoy seeing movies outdoors—again, something we can do all year long in So Cal. Most recently I saw a movie at the Hollywood Cemetery and it was a lot of fun!

What is one thing most people don’t know about you?

I have a very mixed heritage. Most people don’t know but I’m one-quarter Japanese.

What advice do you have for small businesses looking to grow?

I recommend they reach out to us at BFC, even if they aren’t ready to make a purchase just yet. It’s never too soon to start learning what the SBA and banks are looking for when reviewing loan applications.

Carly Naples can be reached at BFC at or by calling 1-800-SBA-REAL.