Whether you’re taking a stroll on the river, or taking the little ones to immerse them in the Museum of Discovery – Little Rock, Arkansas is the place to be. It is one of the most rapidly growing cities due to affordable living, and the ever-growing job opportunities available. Perhaps you’re looking to start a new pharmacy, vet or pet care practice, or interested in securing capital for your farm – come by and say hello! We’d be thrilled to meet you.
You’re dedicated to keeping your animals healthy, and we’re dedicated to keeping your veterinary business financially strong with expert advice and lending for acquisitions, start-ups and refinancing. As one of the nation’s leading small business lenders, we’re here with the resources and veterinary-specific expertise you need to help you reach your business goals.
Our customers have the entrepreneurial spirit to build something bigger than themselves. Whether it’s starting their first independent pharmacy or growing a chain of community pharmacies, we are instrumental in providing pharmacy loans and bringing dreams to fruition. Because we are a nimble, privately-held organization — we can focus on our customers and not on shareholders.
You’re dedicated to improving the quality of life for our animals, and we’re here for you. High-touch service with industry professionals are readily availably to help start or grow your pet care business, right here in Little Rock, Arkansas.
We proudly serve all 50 United States with farm and ranch loans. Large or small, we can accommodate your real estate financing needs.
Chances are other lenders couldn’t tell you a thing about poultry farming, but they’ll still issue you a loan. That’s not the First Financial Bank way. We offer a vast working knowledge of the poultry industry and know how to customize terms that are suited to a poultry farmer’s unique needs.
Recognizing that passion for ownership and personal relationships are key to small business success, Schwanda uses her vast experience in ownership and business planning to support business owners in accomplishing their goal of ownership or expansion of their business.
Dr. Schwanda Flowers has been an innovative member of the community for the past 20 years. As a former independent pharmacy owner, she understands what it takes to be a successful owner and entrepreneur. Her expertise led her to academia, where she has been leading the way for the last 14 years focusing on entrepreneurship, ownership, business planning, and leadership, and professional development. She has mentored entrepreneurs for more than 13 years and is committed to helping the next generation of pet care realize their dream of ownership. She serves as a business plan team advisor and has been recognized nationally numerous times over the last 10 years. Schwanda, along with her husband, also developed the Pharmacy Ownership and Leadership Academy to prepare student pharmacists for ownership.
At home, she and her husband enjoy traveling, playing golf, and spending time on the water or skiing in Colorado with their five children. They are active in the community and volunteer with local organizations dear to their hearts.