Why you should avoid "merchant cash advances"

Why you should avoid "merchant cash advances" - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 4141 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 20, 2008 7:49 pm
While most financial-services firms are floundering, those that specialize in so-called merchant cash advances are thriving. That's a mixed blessing for small business owners who increasingly are turning to these sources for quick cash: Their money can come with a high price tag. Read More

Banks are seeing more small-business loans go sour

Banks are seeing more small-business loans go sour - http://online.wsj.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://online.wsj.com 4146 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 16, 2008 5:33 pm
The turbulent economy is exposing yet another type of credit where bankers let their guard down: small-business loans. Missed payments and losses on small-business loans are surging at banks throughout the country that were so eager to pad their profits that they essentially threw typical underwriting methods out the window. Some lenders doled Read More

Small-business owners find funding in nooks, crannies

Small-business owners find funding in nooks, crannies - http://www.chron.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.chron.com 4153 days ago
Made Hot by: on May 8, 2008 10:17 pm
These days, small-business owners like Metzger have to be creative about getting the money to start and expand their companies. Many are turning to nontraditional sources, such as credit unions. Increasing numbers are going to online lending sites that cut out the traditional bank middleman and to factoring companies, which buy companies' future Read More

Home equity lines of credit being frozen

Home equity lines of credit being frozen - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 4174 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 16, 2008 8:57 pm
In the last 30 days, lenders have sent several hundred thousand letters advising borrowers that their home equity lines of credit are frozen. Small-business owners who use home equity lines to bridge cash-flow gaps throughout the year are also being stricken by these curbs. Read More

Advice for Tech Startups Seeking VC Funding

Advice for Tech Startups Seeking VC Funding - http://www.techcrunch.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.techcrunch.com 4181 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 10, 2008 8:58 pm
From article: Despite the broader economic rumblings, it' s never been cheaper to start a company and there's still a ton of venture money out there. In fact, Ressi told me that there is so much money out there for startups that VCs are now offering to partially buy out founders' personal stakes to get deals. In effect, they are paying off the fou Read More

Patriot Express Loan Initiative Succeeding

Patriot Express Loan Initiative Succeeding - http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Raising Capital
From http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com 4190 days ago
Made Hot by: on April 1, 2008 2:47 pm
Loans intended to help current members of the military, veterans, and their spouses are proving extremely popular. The Patriot Express Loan Initiative has distributed more than $100,000 million since it came into existence in June of last year. Read More

YouTube Co-Founder Starts Venture Capital Firm

YouTube Co-Founder Starts Venture Capital Firm - http://www.mashable.com Avatar Posted by mer0104 under Raising Capital
From http://www.mashable.com 4200 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 24, 2008 2:06 pm
The co-founder of you tube has put together a "founder friendly" venture investment group called Youniversity. Aiming for companies looking for backing without having to sign off to unfavorable terms. Read More

Venture Capital Financing

Venture Capital Financing - http://www.evancarmichael.com Avatar Posted by jrjr under Raising Capital
From http://www.evancarmichael.com 4200 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 24, 2008 2:05 pm
Raising money for starting your own small business and defining what venture capital is. Read More

Why you need to build a relationship with your banker

Why you need to build a relationship with your banker - http://www.nytimes.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.nytimes.com 4200 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 21, 2008 7:02 pm
While every business has a bank, few have a banker. That's because bankers are too often seen as obstacles standing between an entrepreneur and the bank's vault. However, small businesses are not doing business with a building — the bank — they are working with people — the bankers. So forging a relationship is crucial. Read More

SBA Loan Programs Face Cuts as Credit Crunch Looms

SBA Loan Programs Face Cuts as Credit Crunch Looms - http://www.allbusiness.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.allbusiness.com 4204 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 18, 2008 2:43 pm
Given the current economic climate, you would think the government would be doing all it can to bolster Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs. But the Bush administration is proceeding as if it was business as usual. The administration, in fact, is once again proposing substantial SBA budget cuts, as it has every year since the preside Read More
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