Archive for the ‘Business Financing ’ Category

Business financing amid federal budget turmoil

Friday, March 4th, 2011

With tax season approaching amid one of the worst budget crises in recent memory, businesses both small and large are left waiting to see how the actions of federal, state and local governments will impact their own finances.

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Financing your business around taxes

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Private companies are sitting on more than $1.9 trillion in cash, accounting for 7.4 percent of total business assets – the highest rate in more than 50 years, according to data released by the Federal Reserve last September.
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Financing a startup by ‘bootstrapping’

Thursday, February 17th, 2011

A number of recent studies from Thomson Reuters, PayNet and the National Venture Capital Association, among others, have found borrowing among small businesses to be up in recent months.

That includes venture capital, angel investment and bank lending and suggests that, along with gains in employment statistics, the economy is beginning to recover.

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A couple of alternative financing methods

Friday, January 14th, 2011

This week, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told a crowd at a Federal Deposit Insurance Corp forum in Arlington, Virginia, that he expects banks to acquire more capital in 2011 – a trend that will, in turn, improve lending to small businesses.

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Small business purchasing power still in limbo

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

Recent figures show the economy headed in the right direction, but small business owners are still struggling in a number of areas, including existing purchasing power and the acquisition of credit and other lending necessities, according to Bloomberg.

A significant portion of small business buying power is employee growth.

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Franchise buying brings potential for the unemployed

Monday, January 3rd, 2011

With the right financial backing, the acquisition of a franchise can be just as rewarding as starting a business from the ground up, with significantly less risk, according to Entrepreneur.com.

Unlike the high costs of beginning a new business, franchises can be acquired a much lower cost.

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Considerations to keep in mind when buying a franchise

Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

According to a recent report by the Census Bureau, one out of every 10 businesses in the U.S. is a franchise. In 2007, the sector accounted for $7.

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A big break for small business

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The recently signed Small Business Jobs and Credit Act of 2010 contained many provisions that enhance the US Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs.  As the nation’s #1 SBA lender for 2010*, Wells Fargo SBA Lending (WFSBA) is well-positioned to meet the needs of your customers – and help you get more deals done.

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Alternative financing methods for small businesses

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

In the wake of the recent financial collapse, small business financing has become particularly tricky. As banks and other lenders tighten their loan policies, it is important for small businesses to consider other means of financing.

One source is government – a method that has been on the uptick in recent months.

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