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Faces of Funding: CAN Capital Helps Seltzer Dental Services Weather the Damage of Hurricane Sandy

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​Dr. Frederick Seltzer, East Rockaway New York’s self-proclaimed “Marcus Welby of dentistry,” takes a hands-on approach to helping his patients and running his practice, Seltzer Dental Services; though he admits the latter presented somewhat of a learning curve.    

“When I was in dental school, they taught me everything I needed to know about performing procedures and treating patients,” explains Seltzer. “What they never really taught us was how to run a business.”

Critical to running any business is preparing for and manage through a variety of disasters; and in the northeastern United States, few disasters have had as devastating an impact as Hurricane Sandy.

When Hurricane Sandy made landfall October 29, 2012, Seltzer’s hometown of East Rockaway, New York bore the brunt of the super-storm’s impact with severe flooding, gale-force winds and a massive fire that leveled most of the surrounding area.  Seltzer had no choice but to close the office for a week which posed a potential challenge in getting his employees, who were dealing with their own storm-related damages, paid on schedule.

“CAN Capital covered us for whatever contingencies or emergencies,” says Seltzer. “So while we were dealing with the tragedies of Hurricane Sandy, my staff knew even though they couldn’t get to the office and weren’t able to work, they would still get paid.”

Watch the video to hear the rest of Dr. Seltzer’s story.

Faces of Funding is a new weekly web series profiling some of the 55,000 business owners CAN Capital has helped gain access to over $4 billion in capital since 1998. New episodes will be posted every Wednesday through June 4. Want your business to be considered for our next Faces of Funding series? Tweet us a short video telling us why @CANCapital with hashtag #FacesOfFunding.