Borrowers wanted: Banks have cash but few clients

Borrowers wanted: Banks have cash but few clients - http://www.iht.com Avatar Posted by suzyQ under Raising Capital
From http://www.iht.com 4272 days ago
Made Hot by: on December 1, 2008 5:44 pm
Billions of federal bailout dollars are flooding the financial system, credit markets are loosening and many banks say they are ready to lend. But a crucial piece needed to solve the credit crisis is still missing: borrowers. With the economy slowing, banks are seeing a big decline in the number of people seeking loans because nervous consumers Read More

Small Firms Get Local Loans

Small Firms Get Local Loans - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by morecowbell under Raising Capital
From http://online.wsj.com 4287 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 13, 2008 4:29 pm
Small businesses have been having increasing trouble getting loans as the credit markets have seized up. But some, such as Tio's Mexican, are finding that smaller community banks and credit unions are more open to offering financing. For one thing, many smaller lenders are in relatively strong financial shape because they didn't make the types o Read More

How to Buy a Franchise in a Down Economy

How to Buy a Franchise in a Down Economy - http://www.bison.com Avatar Posted by TerrieHall under Raising Capital
From http://www.bison.com 4286 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 13, 2008 7:28 am
With a recession imminent, can this really be a good time to buy a franchise? Yes, says FranChoice president Lori Kiser-Block. Read More

The Size of Angel Investments

The Size of Angel Investments - http://www.smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.smallbiztrends.com 4292 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 7, 2008 9:55 pm
About a week ago, I put out the statistic that the typical, or median, size of an angel investment is $10,000. Many people have responded that they don't believe the number because they see companies receiving $250,000 to $500,000 from angels. But these numbers aren't inconsistent. Read More

7 Ways To Get Non-Bank Loans!

7 Ways To Get Non-Bank Loans! - http://www.pluggedinbusiness.com Avatar Posted by Zoomer under Raising Capital
From http://www.pluggedinbusiness.com 4294 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 6, 2008 9:52 pm
From Angels to Microlenders, here are seven ways to secure that all-important loan without going to a bank. Read More

Will Legislators Loosen Loans For Latte Machines?

Will Legislators Loosen Loans For Latte Machines? - http://blogs.openforum.com Avatar Posted by franpro under Raising Capital
From http://blogs.openforum.com 4295 days ago
Made Hot by: on November 5, 2008 7:15 am
Will existing franchise owners be able to get loans to add equipment and grow??? Read More

US entrepreneurs turn to microfinance

US entrepreneurs turn to microfinance - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 4309 days ago
Made Hot by: on October 21, 2008 9:36 pm
It looks like US entrepreneurs are increasingly turning to microloans as banks tighten lending standards. To be sure, microlending is a tiny, tiny piece of small business credit in the US. Microlenders tend to be small nonprofits, and all their loans combined probably wouldn't be a blip on the portfolios of one of the big banks. That said, ther Read More
There is start-up and expansion capital available to veterans through the little known, Patriot Express Loan. Club E and the eFactory, created by serial entrepreneur Peter J. Burns, III will host the unique program of pairing eligible veterans with select entrepreneurial ventures from the ranks of Club E to successfully fund and launch new enterpri Read More

Credit Market Turmoil and Peer-to-Peer Lending

Credit Market Turmoil and Peer-to-Peer Lending - http://www.smallbiztrends.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.smallbiztrends.com 4333 days ago
Made Hot by: on September 30, 2008 12:31 am
How are the credit markets affecting small businesses in the United States. To try to get some statistical data to answer their questions, the author decided to take a look at peer-to-peer lending. Peer-to-peer lending gets at part of the effect of the credit markets on small businesses because some entrepreneurs borrow money from other individual Read More

Europe Feels The Venture Capital Chill

Europe Feels The Venture Capital Chill - http://bizbox.slate.com Avatar Posted by BizBox under Raising Capital
From http://bizbox.slate.com 4363 days ago
Made Hot by: on August 29, 2008 1:57 pm
Is there any good news in the dismal data on European venture capital? Read More
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