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Janean Chun

The Best Banks For Small Business | Janean Chun | Posted 05.23.2012 | Small Business

When it comes to getting a loan for your small business, it may not come down to who you know, but where you go. Banking Grades, a new grading tool fr...

Small Business Lending Slips In March

Reuters | Posted 07.01.2012 | Small Business

(By Ann Saphir - Reuters) - Lending to small businesses in the United States sagged in March, supporting the view that economic growth is headed for a...

It's Time to Expand Credit Unions' Member Business Lending: If Not Now, When?

Fred R. Becker, Jr. | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Fred R. Becker, Jr.

The nation's credit unions and their nearly 94 million members want to know: If not now, then when will the Congress get serious about real efforts to create jobs and improve access to credit for America's Main Street businesses?

Small Business Borrowing Jumps

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2012 | Small Business

(By Ann Saphir - Reuters) - Borrowing by U.S. small businesses rose in January, another sign that recent stronger economic data may be more durable th...

Business Owners Can Learn To Love Actuaries -- While Still Hating Credit Scores

Robert A. Berman | Posted 04.25.2012 | Small Business
Robert A. Berman

It's not really fair to blame actuaries for creating the biggest financial crisis in living American memory. I am, of course, talking about how tens of thousands of small business owners with long and successful track records are going out of business because they cannot get a simple business loan from their neighborhood banker.

Small Businesses On Spending High

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.22.2012 | Small Business

The proportion of small businesses planning to increase their capital spending in the next 12 months is at its highest rate in four years, according t...

Small Business Shut Out of Government Contracts -- and How That Is Changing

Mick Pattinson | Posted 04.22.2012 | Small Business
Mick Pattinson

Try this at home: Next time you hire a painter or roofer or gardener or plumber, ask them if they ever do any government work. They will say no. "Too much paperwork."

When Democrats Want De-Regulation More Than The GOP

Eli Lehrer | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Eli Lehrer

Republicans need to look for more creative ways to fight burdensome government regulations. They can -- and should -- start by looking at credit union lending.

Small Business Borrowing Hits 4-Year High In December

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters - By Ann Saphir) Borrowing by U.S. small businesses rose in December to the highest level in more than four years, pointing to continued stre...

Janean Chun

Are Big Banks Really Lending More To Small Businesses? | Janean Chun | Posted 03.31.2012 | Small Business

Big banks' reputations have taken a hit over the last few years, starting with the financial crisis and culminating with the Occupy Wall Street protes...

The State of Small Business: Credit and Jobs Must be Addressed

John Arensmeyer | Posted 03.31.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

For too long, small businesses have been struggling to bear the brunt of the recession. Lending has all but dried up, and too many lawmakers are spending more time playing politics than working to pass smart legislation to help them. How do we know small business owners feel this way? We asked them.

Small Business Lending Rises At Chase, Citi

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Global lending giants Chase (JPM.N) and Citi (C.N) said they substantially increased loans to U.S. small businesses last year, both exceed...

Chinese Entrepreneurs Get A Boost

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 01.09.2012 | Small Business

BEIJING -- China's central bank is promising pro-growth conditions this year to support struggling entrepreneurs but says it will stay prudent amid co...

Washington and Banks Don't Understand Small Businesses Are the Engine of Economic Growth in America

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 03.05.2012 | Small Business
Lloyd Chapman

Let me give you some advice I have been giving to people for a decade: quit listening to what your politicians are saying and start watching what they are doing. If you look past the propaganda you'll see that the U.S. government is anti-small business.

Janean Chun

Is Bank Of America Really Cutting Off Small Businesses? | Janean Chun | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

In an economy where every bit of capital can help or hurt a small business, is Bank of America cutting credit lines to some small businesses? That ...

Is It Getting Easier To Get A Loan?

Reuters | Posted 03.03.2012 | Small Business

* Rising borrowing points to underlying economic strength * Loan delinquencies ebbing By Lucia Mutikani WASH...

7 New Ways To Raise Startup Funds In 2012

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 01.24.2013 | Small Business

Startup funds will be harder to come by in 2012, according to hundreds of venture capitalists polled in a recent survey by the National Venture Capita...

Small Business Borrowing Is Up: Paynet

Reuters | Posted 12.12.2011 | Small Business

(By Lynn Adler - Reuters) - Small businesses re-engineered themselves during the recession and are now more confident and profitable, with lower-risk ...

Bank Of America Nabs Malcolm Gladwell To Educate Small Business Owners

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 11.16.2011 | Business

Struggling small businesses need not fear any longer: Malcolm Gladwell is on the way, sponsored by Bank of America. Gladwell, the bestselling write...

MI Dems Push Jobs Jolt

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.14.2011 | Detroit

Lansing Democrats are rallying behind legislation in the House of Representatives designed to spark growth for small businesses and hire out-of-work M...

Janean Chun

More Small Businesses Are Dumping Big Banks | Janean Chun | Posted 05.22.2012 | Small Business

Even in a tight credit market, David Meinert didn't think he'd have a problem getting funding from his bank. He was a model entrepreneur, with good cr...

To Increase Small Business Loans, Revive What Has Already Worked

Steve Grossman | Posted 01.04.2012 | Small Business
Steve Grossman

The Small Business Administration's loan incentive program worked brilliantly, and it will work again. Washington should act -- and act now -- to provide another $2 billion to help small businesses, their workers and the taxpayers.

Small Business Lending Rises: Paynet

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2012 | Small Business

(By Ann Saphir) - The growth of borrowing among small U.S. businesses moderated in September but the overall level still registered a 14th monthly dou...

Small Businesses To Lawmakers: Give Us Some Credit!

John Arensmeyer | Posted 01.01.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small employers are struggling; lack of demand and weak sales are part of it, but one of the key barriers to their success -- hindering their ability to help remedy the economy's malaise -- is the inaccessibility of credit.

Small Business Lending 'Finally Turning The Corner': PayNet

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2011 | Small Business

(By Deborah L. Cohen) - Startup activity is expected to pick up this year and into 2012 as sectors such as amusement and recreation services continue ...