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Why Banks Still Aren’t Lending to You

The state of commercial finance in 2013 feels a bit unfair to small business who are still uninvited to the big banks’ party. According to the FDIC, banks are increasingly lending to larger companies since the slow down after ’08, but smaller companies are not feeling the love. Data just released indicates that commercial finance for […]

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Alternative Ways For Small Businesses to Access Financing

Five years after the end of liberal credit policies and hyper lending came to a halt, small business owners still face rejection in the bank lending line. A slightly questionable balance sheet, a newer startup or even hypergrowth situation puts most small business squarely outside the “bankable box”. Fortunately, in that five years since the 2008 economic […]

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Why Business Owners Should be Cheering for Alternative Lenders

Bank credit criteria remains tight and lending parameters, both domestically and internationally, have become more standardized. In this tight-fisted banking climate, many small and middle market companies are unable to secure commercial finance through traditional sources, particularly if funding needs are immediate or their balance sheet is not up to  strict bank standards. Fortunately for small […]

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The State of Small Business Lending

As we head into 2013, the small business lending scene is still convoluted at best. Small to mid size businesses continue to be frustrated by the lack of access to capital from banks for those with a less than squeaky clean balance sheet – which is the majority. Community banks and alternative commercial lenders continues to fill […]

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5 Concerns For Small Businesses In 2013

“Uncertainty is the bane of every small business…their only rational response is to pull in their horns and slow down,” claims a professor of entrepreneurship in the article below. Most experts agree that, although there has been a slight bump in the economy and employment —  it is no recovery. Heading into 2013, small business still […]

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