Money

Confused About the Small Business Lending Climate? You’re Not Alone

If you move beyond the numerous headlines about the presidential race, you’ll find a debate going on in the news over whether small business lending has improved or not. This need to know is driven by the fact that small…

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Money, Trends

Small Business Lending Revived?

  Earlier this month, the US Department of Treasury released it’s latest report to Congress that revealed that institutions who were participants in the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) had a positive trend in lending when compared to those institutions…

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Money, Trends

To Lend or Not to Lend: Credit Unions’ Member Business Lending Limits

Small business lending continues to be a hot topic, and legislators have turned their sights onto credit unions. As a brief introduction, credit unions are not-for-profit financial institutions that serve all the same purposes of banks, including small business loans.…

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Management

101 Small Business Myths

Small business seems to be all that anyone is talking about nowadays, whether it is the JOBS Act, the reaction to “ObamaCare” or the inability to get necessary funding from the larger banks. Why the attention? Because small businesses are what…

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Trends

SBA Programs: How is the Government Helping Small Business?

The government is settings its sights on small businesses. A recent news report by Reuters declares that small businesses are borrowing more, which may signal national economic growth. The burgeoning rise of small businesses may partially be due to new…

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Money, Trends

Is Crowdfunding Right for Small Businesses?

Crowdfunding, also known as crowdsourcing, is an innovative way to raise seed money with simply a great idea. You can get your small business off the ground, without the annoyance of credit applications or stockholders. Skeptics claim that crowdfunding is…

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