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 4266 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

What if every Entrepreneur had to tell the Truth?

What if every Entrepreneur had to tell the Truth? - http://clubenetwork.com Avatar Posted by entrepreneur under Raising Capital
From http://clubenetwork.com 4269 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 16, 2008 2:00 pm
Somewhat of a parody on the lives of entrepreneurs, and how they are forced to stretch the truth to get the critical things they need to survive. Read More

Small-business credit crunch: real or imagined?

Small-business credit crunch: real or imagined? - http://www.ocregister.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.ocregister.com 4270 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 14, 2008 12:46 pm
Small-business problems accessing capital is anticipation more than actuality for most business owners. In January, the National Federation of Independent Business survey found that "measures of credit tightness have not changed much in a decade. Only four percent of the owners (surveyed) cited the cost and availability of credit as their number Read More
My business needs money, should I get it from my home equity line if credit? Read More

What NOT to do when pitching a venture capitalist

What NOT to do when pitching a venture capitalist - http://www.clubenetwork.com Avatar Posted by entrepreneur under Raising Capital
From http://www.clubenetwork.com 4274 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 10, 2008 10:15 pm
Get the inside scoop from Guy Kawasaki of Garage Ventures & Truemors on Club E Network's new original series, "CLUB PROS", as Guy tells us what not to do when pitching a venture capitalist. Read More

Busting the 'Free Money' Myth

Busting the 'Free Money' Myth - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 4279 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 5, 2008 2:44 am
Searching for a government grant or no-interest loan to start a business? Don't waste your time.

"I've worked in small-business development since 1989 and there have never been any special programs for women and minorities in terms of easier access to money," says Lori Kravets, executive director of the Growth Opportunity Connection, a non Read More

No money for program to help small businesses

No money for program to help small businesses - http://www.airforcetimes.com Avatar Posted by jnelson under Raising Capital
From http://www.airforcetimes.com 4282 days ago
Made Hot by: on March 3, 2008 9:13 pm
A Senate leader grilled Bush administration officials about when, if ever, they would implement a new law aimed at increasing business assistance for veterans and reservists.

Kerry asked Small Business Administration chief Steven Preston about plans to implement a new law, signed in mid-February, that tries to help small businesses owned by vet Read More

Online Loan Sites Picking Up Steam

Online Loan Sites Picking Up Steam - http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Raising Capital
From http://www.smallbusinessnewz.com 4288 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 25, 2008 11:53 pm
Perhaps you're familiar with Kiva or MicroPlace; both of these sites facilitate loans between comfortable individuals and needy people in third world countries, and they've gotten a fair amount of press for their good deeds. Other entities do the same sort of thing for less disadvantaged folks. Read More

Video: Raising Money from Angel Investors

Video: Raising Money from Angel Investors - http://feedroom.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by luckycharmer under Raising Capital
From http://feedroom.businessweek.com 4293 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 20, 2008 11:51 pm
Serial tech entrepreneur and renowned angel investor David S. Rose talks about the growth of angel investing, and offers advice on how to successfully pitch to potential investors Read More

Banks tighten lending standards for business loans

Banks tighten lending standards for business loans - http://www.msnbc.msn.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.msnbc.msn.com 4294 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 19, 2008 1:37 am
The mortgage credit crunch has spilled over into business lending as local banks are less risk-inclined than they used to be and credit is harder to come by for businesses, U.S. Small Business Administration officials said. The number of SBA-backed loans from banks has trended down as banks toughen their standards and small businesses are more cau Read More
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