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Small Business Financing May Suffer From Obama's Proposed Budget and Political Wrangling

Jerry Chautin | Posted 04.22.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Small-business owners are holding their collective breaths as the Obama Administration's proposed budget wends its way through the politically-charged Congress.

Franchising Is an Alternative to Unemployment if You Can Get Start-Up Financing

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Self-employment is an alternative to unemployment. Yet, determining what kind of business to start, knowing how much money you will need, and what steps to take can be daunting

Uniquely Crafted Business Plans Are Needed to Raise Capital

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Now is the time to think about dusting off your old business plan as the economy improves. A business plan is required to obtain a loan or venture capital. It is uniquely designed as a sales tool to get financing.

A Small-Business Bank with National Impact Has Died

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.26.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

I lost a friend last week. Innovative Bank of Oakland, Calif. is kaput. Just like with other bank failures, the regulators swooped down on the floundering bank after the stock market closed on Friday.

Real Estate Financing for Businesses and the New Secondary Market Will Create Jobs but the Dybbuk is in the Details

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

A new secondary market for the U.S. Small Business Administration's 504 loan program is up and running.

Buy a Business Instead of Starting One From Scratch

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Buying a cash flowing business is a better, safer investment than starting one from scratch. Start now though, or you might miss a window of opportunity while values are still depressed.

You Can Borrow Small Amounts of Business Capital Now

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Although small business, economic stimulus lending is being widely criticized, $5,000 to $25,000 is available to you if you have a reasonable credit score and meet basic underwriting criteria.

CIT's Bankruptcy Is Not Doomsday for Small Businesses

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

CIT has been a stalwart lender for small businesses. But there are alternatives if you look for them.