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Yes, Your Business Can Still Get A Business Loan

April 2, 2012 – by Business Money Today  Comments (0) So, can businesses still get business credit in today’s market? Yes. In my opinion, banks and other lenders want to lend to small businesses – you just have to give them a reason. Not only can this help some of these lenders with their own ...
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Obey The Rules Of Business Borrowing

Know the types of business loans available, and the ‘laws’ that govern each of them There are several types of business loans available, and it is helpful to not only know what these types are, but also understand them. First, there is the term loan, a common type of business loan. These loans are called ...
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Why Aren’t Banks Lending to Small Business? Ask Bernanke.

Banks profit by making loans, not refusing them. So why are banks making fewer loans to small business these days? On March 29, at a lecture at George Washington University, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke innocuously remarked that lately “small businesses have … found it difficult to get credit.” Too bad that none of the ...
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How To Raise A $1M Seed Round

Editor’s note: Sunil Rajaraman is the co-founder and CEO of Scripted.com, a marketplace for businesses to hire freelance writers. Follow him on Twitter @subes01. When I talk to my friends who are not currently at startups, or the Silicon Valley, the perception is that VCs and individual investors are throwing around investment dollars like drunken ...
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BRING BACK GLASS STEAGALL

We at The Small Business Authority believe in free markets. We also believe in less government regulation to more government regulation and we believe that financial institutions should be able to transact on an arm’s length basis and do so in many different markets. The primary caveat to this is when the financial institution uses ...
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What Are Your Investors’ Legal Rights?

It’s par for the course these days for entrepreneurs to seek outside funding for a small business or start-up. Some draw the attention of venture capitalists, while others head to crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter. Though these investors are technically contributing to your business, they’re not doing so without expecting something in return. As much as ...
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The 8 Things You Do Wrong On LinkedIn

Some years ago, I was chatting with a prospective employer, sharing tales of my experiences and selling him on the many reasons he should hire me, and doing it by using very specific examples. At one point in the conversation he turned quickly around in his chair and started furiously typing. As it turned out, ...
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13 Signs You Are Meant To Be Self-Employed

Your boss is driving you crazy because of his short-sightedness. You don’t get along with the other employees because you keep taking control of team projects and bossing everyone around. You are sick of your great ideas being ignored. You are frustrated at the status quo and the lack of innovation in your field. Maybe ...
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What Are Your Investors’ Legal Rights?

It’s par for the course these days for entrepreneurs to seek outside funding for a small business or start-up. Some draw the attention of venture capitalists, while others head to crowdfunding websites like Kickstarter. Though these investors are technically contributing to your business, they’re not doing so without expecting something in return. As much as ...
Read More

Bring Back Glass Steagall

We at The Small Business Authority believe in free markets. We also believe in less government regulation to more government regulation and we believe that financial institutions should be able to transact on an arm’s length basis and do so in many different markets. The primary caveat to this is when the financial institution uses ...
Read More