Think Like a Banker and Get the Loan

Jim Blasingame is a small business owner’s best advocate. Jim and I caught up last week and these are the three small business tips...

The Decline in Small Business Lending: Cause and Effect

Small business lending has declined significantly since the recession, but why? It's too easy and insufficient to just blame it on a poor economy. The truth is the economy is improving, business owners are optimistic and one would think that, with an improved economy, lending would increase.

5 Tips for Dealing with Lenders

Whether money is needed to fund a new project or to expand on an existing one, the same rules apply with respect to gaining the attention and generosity of lenders.

Where to Go When the Bank Says No

A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found 90 percent of small businesses have had their loan request rejected by...

3 Tips for Financing Needs After the Startup Phase

Sometimes even after the startup phase is over and your small business is well-established and successful, you will need to access financing.

How Not to Spend a Loan

So you realize you now have the option to obtain financing. Your credit is good, you are on steady ground, you have collateral, and...

SBA Loans for Veterans: MREIDL

The Small Business Administration has many helpful platforms and programs that are specifically geared towards veterans who are looking to engage in entrepreneurship and start their own small businesses. One such program is the Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (MREIDL).

With Dental Revenues Soaring, Private Practices Must Play Catch Up

With industry revenues expected to soar in the coming decade, your practice should be positioning itself to take advantage of the opportunities expected to come your way.

5 Tips for Finding the Best Loan for Your Business

There is a big difference between finding any business loan and the right business loan. If you a need a loan, you need to...

How Does the Alternative Finance Industry in the US Compare with Europe?

It is fair to say that each geographical market is growing at its own unique pace, depending on attitudes, trends and the adoption of...

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