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How To WOW a Banker When You Need to Borrow Money for Your Business

How To WOW a Banker When You Need to Borrow Money for Your Business

If you are an electrician or a plumber, the tools of your trade are obvious.  The basic tools and techniques used by bankers to assess a loan request for a business are relatively simple but a little more difficult to decipher.  Larger companies have full time business managers who know what to provide and they [...]

5 Tips to Negotiating a Business Loan in an Unstable Economy

5 Tips to Negotiating a Business Loan in an Unstable Economy

Despite the uncertainty in the economy, banks still have money and they need to lend it.  So, here are five ways you can increase your chances to accessing some of this cash so that your business can grow and you can manage the payments:   1. Clean Up Your Financial House Before you fill out [...]

Calling All Veterans

Calling All Veterans

The SBA has made it a top priority to assist veterans in financing their businesses or even starting up a business. In June of 2007, the SBA created the very popular SBA Patriot Express Loan Program. This loan program, known as the “GI BILL” for businesses, has a maximum loan amount of up to $500,000. [...]

When It Comes To Your Next Car, Be The Shepherd, Not The Sheep

When It Comes To Your Next Car, Be The Shepherd, Not The Sheep

I spend at least 2 hours each day in my car; it is a Honda Element with some nice accoutrements that I bought used from a dealer in Rhode Island. It safely gets me from home to work, and to whatever shuttling my kids require. It does what I need it to do. In hindsight, [...]

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