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Can Our Returning Warriors Survive in This Lousy Economy?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

If you are looking for a suitable franchise to buy, a discount alone is not a good enough reason.

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.

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.

The Tyranny of the Pie Chart: How Unrealistic Operating Budgets Starve NGOs and Prevent Optimal Performance

William Brindley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
William Brindley

While most businesses devote 25 percent of their budgets to operating expenses, nonprofits typically spend only 10 to 15 percent. Many donors simply don't understand the difference that "smart overhead" can make.

Commercial Real Estate: 90% Financing at Low Rates Is Possible

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The lesser-known 504 program from the U.S. Small Business Administration can be ideal for small-business owners to buy, build or rehabilitate commercial buildings.