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Three Little Letters Bankers Hate the Most

(2) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 11:07 AM

Three little letters: That is all it takes to turn friendly neighborhood bankers into frightened little kittens.

Three little letters to transform the kingpins of small business into empty suits whose only job is to say "No."

They hate that. They want to make money too.

But as much as...

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What About Fred?

(3) Comments | Posted March 14, 2012 | 1:45 PM

Somebody better find Fred.

He's your painter. Your plumber. Your brother-in-law with a pickup and a crew of five guys. Or he used to be.

Today Fred is a hero. He is going to save the American economy.

That is, after all, what we hear about small businesses and how...

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

(14) Comments | Posted February 24, 2012 | 1:51 PM

I love actuaries. So it is not really fair to blame them for supplying banks and federal regulators with the intellectual underpinning to create 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...

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