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Alert! These 5 Signals Expose the Predatory Business Lender

By | 2017-11-27T04:29:41+00:00 November 22nd, 2016|Resource Center, Tips|

Ten years ago, free-wheeling mortgage lenders signed hopeful homeowners to loans they could never afford. We all know how that ended: a sea of realty yard signs. In the past few years, predatory commercial lenders have begun following the predatory mortgage lenders’ example by offering high-interest and inappropriate loans to those businesses hoping to stay [...]

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Who Can I Trust for Business Financing?

By | 2016-12-16T03:26:08+00:00 November 18th, 2014|FAQs, Resource Center, Tips|

We recently posted about The Lure of Fast Business Loans and the amazing growth of business loan brokers - with their non-stop emails, phone calls, mailers, etc. Given that you’re likely being bombarded with “Quick Money” funding offers daily, the question you should be asking yourself is: Who can I trust when I need funding [...]

The Lure of Fast Business Loans

By | 2016-12-16T03:26:08+00:00 November 15th, 2014|Resource Center|

The lure of "Fast Money" and "Quick Cash" for your business is hard to ignore; thousands of ads and offers bombard small businesses everyday via: direct mail, calls, emails, pop-ups and radio. Advertisements from alternative lenders provide an enticing promise and give hope to the many Small Business Owners that can’t access financing from traditional [...]

Avoid Predatory Lenders & Get Expert Financial Advice

By | 2017-11-13T00:04:13+00:00 October 22nd, 2014|Resource Center, Tips|

CURRENT STATE OF THE BUSINESS FINANCING INDUSTRY Following the Great Recession of 2008 and subsequent tight regulations on banks, small businesses are experiencing difficulty receiving loans from traditional banks. Alternative lenders quickly took notice of the growing demand for business funding, and alternative financing industry took off, with promises of “fast cash”. Similar to payday [...]

Why are banks not lending to small businesses?

By | 2016-12-16T03:26:12+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Resource Center|

Working with hundreds of small businesses every week, we hear this question daily, “why aren’t banks lending to us small businesses?” The current financial situation leaves small businesses across the nation who are working to improve, or even just maintain their business, extremely frustrated and has created significant opportunity for alternative lenders that can offer [...]

The Worst Three Things You Can Do When Looking for Small Business Funding (and How to Avoid Them)

By | 2017-03-15T22:29:13+00:00 September 8th, 2014|Resource Center, Small Business Programs|

One of the toughest (and scariest) parts of starting your own business is finding adequate funding for it. You might have a great idea, an enthusiastic team, and quality product or service, but without the funding your idea will stay just that -- an idea. The process of finding and acquiring small business funding can [...]

The Occupy Main Street Movement: How SBA Loans Can Help Start Small Businesses

By | 2017-03-15T22:37:05+00:00 August 21st, 2014|Resource Center, Small Business Programs|

We've talked a lot about the way that small businesses have bounced back from the dreary economic climate of the last few years and are prospering in a new wave of appreciation for small businesses in America. America's Main Streets are no longer occupied by unemployed and angry protesting citizens. Instead, small business owners are [...]