Is Groupon Good for Business or is it Poised to Collapse?

September 27th, 2011

Imagine you’re a small business owner. You have to choose between two propositions:

1. You can pay $62,500 for marketing. You’ll get a whole lot of customers coming through your door. No guarantees if they will ever come back, but they’ll come once.
2. I’ll pay you $21,000. You get $7,000 in about 5 days, another $7,000

Small Businesses say Access to Capital is #1

September 14th, 2011

Small Businesses Say Access to Capital is the Number One Policy Option for Stimulating Job Growth

LOS ANGELES (Sept. 6, 2011) ‐‐ Nearly half of small businesses (40.7%) say they will hire in the next six months compared to 38.1% who say they do not plan to hire and 21.2% who don’t know. In light of increased concern about

More lending but, not to small business…

September 6th, 2011

By ROBB MANDELBAUM The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation reported a modest bit of good news from the banking world on Tuesday. In the second quarter of the year, bank failures were down, troubled banks were fewer and bank profits were up. And the F.D.I.C. said that “loan portfolios grew for the first time in three […]