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Cheryl Sowa
Cheryl Sowa

Small Biz Tip: Start Up Questions: Financial Resources

The Small Business tips today discuss various forms of financial resources.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

SBIC Changes Mean More Funding for Small Businesses

Small businesses having difficulty securing private equity or venture capital may now find funding easier to get as a result of changes made as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to the SBA’s Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) program.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

The Small Business Economy, 2009 Edition, is Available

The 2009 edition of The Small Business Economy reports on the effect that the 2008 recession had on small business, including chapters focusing on the state of small business and financing.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Is Small Business in Decline?

Sure, the economy is in the tank and in spite of some gleams in the darkness the true light at the end of the tunnels has yet to be seen. Even so, entrepreneurship in America is a growing concern, fueled of late by an influx of newly unemployed who have to do something to make a living. Still, there are those who insist on singing the dirge of American small business, albeit prematurely. It makes you wonder why.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

SBA’s Dealer Floor Plan Financing Begins

The Small Business Administration has initiated its Dealer Floor Plan (DFP) financing program, which will make it easier for auto, RV and other dealerships to borrow against their inventory and increase their cash flow.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Native-Owned Small Businesses Win Top Honors for Urban Economic Growth and Development

The SBA recognized two of its Emerging 200 initiative participants as being among the winners of the 2009 Inner City 100 competition. Chosen from a pool of nearly 6,500 applicants, the winners are Sacred Power corporation of Albuquerque, New Mexico and FutureNet Group of Detroit Michigan, both of them Native-American owned and operated businesses.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Study Ranks Banks on Small Firm Lending, Hints at Current Trends

The Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy has released the findings of it Small Business & Micro Business Lending in the United States for Data Years 2007-2008, which offers information useful to any small business owner looking for a small business loan.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

ARC Loans Now Available

The SBA is accepting loan applications for a temporary new program called America’s Recovery Capital. These “ARC” loans, which go up to $35,000, help viable small businesses with immediate financial hardship to keep their doors open until they get back on track.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Small Business Week: SBA National Small Business Person of the Year

A small business owner from Oklahoma City who battled a brain tumor and overcame challenges generated by 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina to lead her environmental remediation firm to success was today named National Small Business Person of the Year. State winners from Massachusetts and Hawaii are Runners-Up

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Small Business Week: SBA Phoenix Award Winners

Every year the Small Business Administration issues special awards to outstanding small businesses and entrepreneurs. This year, the agency honored outstanding disaster recovery efforts with their coveted Phoenix Award.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

SBA Loans: The Irony of Cutbacks and Finding Your Funding

With Billions of dollars being spent to “inject liquidity” into the banking industry, why have four of the SBA's largest bank lenders decided to stop making loans to small businesses?

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

SBA Loan Default: Any Suggestions?

Sometimes bad things do happen to good people. Here we have a couple who cosigned on an SBA loan so the wife’s sister could open a restaurant. The sister came down with a terrible illness, the business failed, now here they are responsible for the loan and the bank is eyeing their home. Folks, we are looking for suggestions on this one.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

Fraud Hits the SBA

In times of trouble, fraud is always rampant, and government agencies with billions of dollars to throw around in hopes of stimulating the economy make very tempting targets. Now it is the HUBZone Empowerment Contracting Program.

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Ed Hubert
Ed Hubert

Opportunities for Small Business on the Horizon

Chad Moutray from the SBA's Office of Advocacy has identified five opportunities coming in the next decade that small business owners can look forward to exploring.

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Charles M Cooper
Charles M Cooper

SBA Asks Lenders to Offer Loan Deferment Relief

The SBA is now working with its lenders to provide some relief for small businesses hit hard by the current economic climate, but is it enough? You be the judge.

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