Since 1963, the U.S. has dedicated a week to small business owners. According to the SBA, “more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business and they create about two out of every three new jobs Read More

In an article this week from Bloomberg, some economists and bankers lament the recent slowdown in commercial and industrial loan originations for businesses.  What started as an optimistic year for business sentiment seems to have cooled somewhat, even though the Read More

Last week the Trump Administration released a guideline for its 2018 budget for the federal government, and it seems clear that many agencies will have make do with less next year.  While we can debate the merits of fiscal austerity Read More

It was 75+ Degrees here in the Northeastern US last week, and no matter where you stand on global warming, I think we can all agree those are Spring-like temperatures!  Whether Spring is here to stay or not, we’ve definitely Read More

The secret is out, working capital advances are no longer a quiet niche in the Alternative Lending landscape or even in the larger financial services industry!  While many thousands of small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have taken advantage of this Read More

Know What You Owe – Interest vs. Rate Factor These days small and medium-sized businesses have many funding options at their disposal.  From traditional term loans and lines of credit, to working capital advances and factoring loans, it’s hard to Read More

Starting, maintaining, and growing a business is a courageous endeavor, requiring a passionate belief in one’s self and abilities; and in many cases, it also requires ongoing access to working capital.  While many larger companies and corporations easily obtain premium Read More

Every morning across America, a small business owner wakes up with the intention of doing what he or she enjoys most – growing their company, earning a living, and determining their own path in this world. These are the fundamental Read More

Women Are Owning and Leading Businesses in Increasingly Larger Numbers According to the National Association of Women Business Owners, 10.1 million firms are owned by women in the US, employing more than 13 million individuals, and generating over $1.9 trillion Read More

Not All Businesses are Created Equally Running an automotive repair shop definitely has its own unique challenges. That said, no one would feel comfortable handing over the daily operations of a repair shop, with its hydraulic lifts, sensitive tools, and Read More