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Financing Experts Posted Advice Online for Buying and Selling a Business or Franchise

Jerry Chautin | Posted 10.31.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

I attended a webinar a few weeks ago called "Best Practices in Buying and Selling a Business with a Focus on Financing." It explored the availability ...

SBA's New Rules Enable Its Small Loan Advantage Program to Reach Small-Business Owners Nationwide

Jerry Chautin | Posted 08.06.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Wisely, SBA modified its rules to permit all SBA lenders to participate in the Small Loan Advantage Program effective June 1. The changes are part of SBA's massive modification to its standard operating procedures.

Crowdfunding, a Burgeoning Phenomenon to Raise Money for Some Enterprises and Nonprofits

Jerry Chautin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Kiki Karpus invests in start-ups and emerging businesses -- well, sort of. Instead of choosing the companies based upon the likelihood of their succes...

Don't Abolish SBA; Mills Says Her Agency Is Faster, Quicker, Better

Jerry Chautin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Some legislative ideologues and conservative groups would rather abolish the SBA than spend taxpayers' money to boost its small business loan-guarantee programs.

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.

Commercial Mortgage Bankers Are Doing Deals As the Real Estate Market Breathes New Signs of Life

Jerry Chautin | Posted 04.02.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Rental apartments are back in demand, financing for hotels and motels is loosening up a bit and investors are stepping off the sidelines with wads of cash to do deals.

HARP Is Harping on the Wrong Solution and Bilking Taxpayers

Jerry Chautin | Posted 01.29.2012 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The revised HARP program will help a few homeowners and investors at taxpayers' expense. It will release refinancing lenders from liability. And most disappointing, it may have no discernible effect on improving our economy.

SBA is Making Lines of Credit More Available --- Maybe

Jerry Chautin | Posted 01.11.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

To provide the much-needed liquidity, the U. S. Small Business Administration is revising its CAPLine program to make lines of credit more acceptable to lenders and more available to small-business owners. However, banks would rather make conventional LOCs rather than hassle with some of the SBA's requirements.

How To Get A Small Business Bank Loan: The Five Cs

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Capacity, capital, collateral, credit, and character are the "Five Cs" that loan offers learn in Lending 101. But to most small-business loan applicants in need of money, it is an esoteric and arduous exercise.

Obama's Job Creation Plan and Business Growth Coincide at Exporting

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

You can increase your revenues by selling products and services overseas, even if you've never done it before. Moreover, exporting creates jobs in America. That is why Obama wants the federal government to help you get started.

Brokers Are Blamed for Loan Failures

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Lenders, brokers and borrowers beware. The Small Business Administration's Inspector General is looking for errors made during the origination, closing and servicing procedures.

SBA's New Web Site Is a Clunker

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The U.S. Small Business Administration has a cadre of talented staff whose goal is to help small-business owners succeed. Yet, if there was ever a way to tell someone to not go into business, their newly redesigned website is it.

Real Estate and Business Concerns Are Front and Center at the MBA

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Near term, economists tell us that less homebuyers and more apartment renters are in our future. Yet, the Mortgage Bankers Association reports that ...

New Refinancing Program May Help Stem a Pending Foreclosure Disaster

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Pundits say that $350 billion of commercial mortgage loans are coming due for payoff. The balances still owed are so high that many borrowers will be unable to refinance conventionally.

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

$30 Billion Is Being Allocated to Boost Small-Business Lending

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Big banks prefer making multimillion-dollar loans to large corporations instead of small-businesses because the fee income is greater and it allows them to hire experts in industries that they want to target.

Your Money Search Begins With a Persuasive Cover Letter

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Even though the cover letter is rarely thought of as a business-plan document, it begins the process of selling your concept to the loan officer and finance committee.

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.

Don't Trust SBA or Lender Endorsed Business Plans

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Falsely promoted business plans and "plug-in-the-number-templates," will not help you get financing. There are no shortcuts to circumvent the lengthily process of doing it the right way.

Business Financing Has Unexpected Alternatives

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Borrowers who were seeking creative financing raised my antennae when I was in the lending business.

Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae Must Marry, Shrink and Change

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jerry Chautin

But the time is right to merge Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and form three separate companies. That is the best way to lead the GSEs out of federal conservatorship and repay the taxpayers.

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.