Bankers wary of small biz ARC loan program

Bankers wary of small biz ARC loan program - http://money.cnn.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://money.cnn.com 4085 days ago
Made Hot by: on June 9, 2009 4:12 am
The Small Business Administration plans to begin dispersing funds in mid-June for a new, highly anticipated emergency lending program, but don't race off to the bank to fill out an application just yet. Many lenders are still sitting on the sidelines, waiting for more details from the SBA before they decide whether or not to participate. "Wha Read More

Business Plans Don't Matter to Venture Capitalists

Business Plans Don't Matter to Venture Capitalists - http://blogs.wsj.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://blogs.wsj.com 4133 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 17, 2009 7:19 pm
Small businesses seeking financing from venture-capital firms need not worry about writing up a solid business plan, since it doesn't sway funding decisions anyway, concludes a new study by researchers at the University of Maryland Robert H. Smith School of Business. Read More

Small businesses face more credit card cuts

Small businesses face more credit card cuts - http://www.kiplinger.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.kiplinger.com 4138 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 13, 2009 10:44 pm
Credit card banks aren't through cutting credit card lines. By 2010, about 20% less credit -- a drop of $1 trillion -- will be available via plastic. Small businesses, about half of which rely on credit cards either to finance their operations or as a safety net, will feel the pinch. Higher credit lines won't come back after the recession, eith Read More

7 Secrets of the Wealthy | My Wealth Blog

7 Secrets of the Wealthy | My Wealth Blog - http://www.mywealth.com Avatar Posted by mywealth under Raising Capital
From http://www.mywealth.com 4159 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 21, 2009 3:38 pm
Veteran Financial Planner shares his experiences financial planning for both the wealthy and the less wealthy. These are the keys to wealth building! Read More

Obama tries to loosen credit for small businesses

Obama tries to loosen credit for small businesses - http://news.yahoo.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Raising Capital
From http://news.yahoo.com 4159 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 20, 2009 2:09 pm
President Barack Obama freed billions of dollars to help the nation's small businesses on Monday, hoping to get credit flowing again to Main Street, not just Wall Street. He heaped praise on the little guys of American industry, often overshadowed in the blitz of government bailouts. The centerpiece of Obama's latest plan will allow the gover Read More

Small loans to keep troubled firms afloat

Small loans to keep troubled firms afloat - http://www.msnbc.msn.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.msnbc.msn.com 4183 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 25, 2009 7:04 pm
The economic stimulus package includes a $35,000 life preserver for small businesses drowning in red ink. Under the law, the Small Business Administration temporarily will guarantee 100 percent of loans of up to $35,000 issued by banks to small businesses that are struggling to make payments on existing debt. The SBA will subsidize the interest Read More

The Mark Cuban Stimulus Plan - Open Source Funding

The Mark Cuban Stimulus Plan - Open Source Funding - http://blogmaverick.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Raising Capital
From http://blogmaverick.com 4193 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 18, 2009 10:36 pm
Mark Cuban is giving away money! Well, sort of. Here's a snippet from his blog post: "You must post your business plan here on my blog where I expect other people can and will comment on it. I also expect that other people will steal the idea and use it elsewhere. That is the idea. Call this an open source funding environment. If its a go Read More

Looking beyond the SBA for small business loans

Looking beyond the SBA for small business loans - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by readwacker under Raising Capital
From http://www.allbusiness.com 4200 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 10, 2009 3:12 am
There are a variety of financing programs available to help your business grow. While the Small Business Administration (SBA) is the main resource for small business owners, it is not the only one. Each state has a Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to provide management assistance to current and prospective small business owners. If you are Read More

A Banker's Tips for a Potential Business Borrower

A Banker's Tips for a Potential Business Borrower - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 4202 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 6, 2009 7:21 pm
Bob Seiwert, the senior vice president for the Center for Commercial Lending and Business Banking at the American Bankers Association, irges small-business owners to start meeting with bankers before they need a new loan or credit line. Mr. Seiwert spoke in a recent interview about the challenges facing small-business owners seeking business loans Read More

Financing, With Strings Attached

Financing, With Strings Attached - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 4204 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 5, 2009 10:44 pm
In this tight lending climate, entrepreneurs may be tempted by an investor's offer of cash, even if it comes with strings attached. Vlad Shmunis, the founder of RingCentral, an Internet company that serves small business owners, has an answer to that offer: Think carefully before you accept it. Mr. Shmunis said that when he was trying to rai Read More
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