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 3911 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 3917 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 3922 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 3924 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
This is an excellent interview with Joel Spolsky of Fog Creek Software about how to bootstrap your business without taking money from a venture capitalist. Joel gives excellent advice for the majority of entrepreneurs who will start their companies up without being backed by a venture capitalist. Read More

Raising Capital in an Economic Slowdown

Raising Capital in an Economic Slowdown - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 3936 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 7, 2008 6:17 am
Raising capital is difficult under normal conditions, and a tight credit market and fears of an economic slowdown have made the challenge harder. Unproven early-stage companies could face a tough time finding funds from informal investors who are less willing to take risks in an unsteady economy. Firms looking for equity investments should expect Read More

Peer-to-peer lending gaining steam

Peer-to-peer lending gaining steam - http://www.newsobserver.com Avatar Posted by JohnH under Raising Capital
From http://www.newsobserver.com 3938 days ago
Made Hot by: on February 6, 2008 1:21 am
Make way for peer-to-peer lending - where anyone with Web access can be a banker and small business owners are finding a new way to raise cash. The industry is still in its infancy, but has been catching fire as major players enter the market. The UK's Zopa - considered the grand-daddy of the niche - launched its U.S. operations in December, Cali Read More

Perfect credit not needed for business lender (w/video)

Perfect credit not needed for business lender (w/video) - http://www.chron.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.chron.com 3948 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 27, 2008 6:30 pm
All Monique Walker needed was $5,000 to rebuild her business in Houston after Hurricane Katrina. But the banks said no. Arga Bourgeois needed $10,000 to expand her store, the only health food outlet in her black neighborhood. But the banks said no. Both women found help with Acción Texas, a nonprofit lender that provides microloans to startups or Read More

Community banks have edge in small business loans

Community banks have edge in small business loans - http://www.murfreesboropost.com Avatar Posted by TimJustus under Raising Capital
From http://www.murfreesboropost.com 3953 days ago
Made Hot by: on January 22, 2008 2:54 am
Community banks often have the edge in securing small-business clients because of the personal attention they can provide and the knowledge they have of their market; many have bankers who have worked in the same market for more than 30 years. These types of banks offer a full range of services and are able to make decisions locally, based on the Read More

Discover what VC firms are really like

Discover what VC firms are really like - http://www.businessweek.com Avatar Posted by ArmadaIG under Raising Capital
From http://www.businessweek.com 3959 days ago
Made Hot by: digitalsmash on January 14, 2008 7:11 pm
This is about the guy who started TheFunded.com, a Web site that lets entrepreneurs anonymously rank, review, and post comments about venture capital firms. Not only can you use the site to find VC firms, but you'll get the inside scoop of how they'll treat you. Read More
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