Small Businesses Still Struggling to Get New Loans to Grow Jobs

September 26th, 2012

Many small business owners, responsible for nearly two thirds of net new job growth over the past 15 years, are still struggling to get loans amid the weak economic recovery, advocates say. While credit has loosened since the height of the financial crisis, the dollar volume of loans and numbers of loans made by large […]

The Current State Of Small Business Lending

September 11th, 2012

How did small business lending fare last year? The SBA’s Office of Advocacy recently released its annual report on small business lending, Small Business Lending in the United States 2010-2011. As might be expected, the report found that both small business borrowers and lenders were less active in 2011 than in 2010, with both sides cautious […]

Why Young Workers Prefer New Start Ups

September 11th, 2012

Members of Generation Y are shunning large corporate companies in favor of start-ups and small businesses, a new study by Payscale and Millenial Branding has found. Of those aged 19 to 29 who were surveyed, 47 percent work for companies with less than 100 employees, and 30 percent work for medium sized companies that have […]

Secrets of Venture Capitalists

September 5th, 2012

There is no game with higher financial stakes than the one venture capitalists play every day. A ceaseless flood of hungry entrepreneurs are constantly knocking on the door, seeking funding to help their business advance to the next level and succeed. The most frequently used word in the VC vocabulary is “no” but the real […]

Small Business Woes Stunt Economic Growth

September 5th, 2012

A majority of U.S. small businesses are having a tough time accessing funding, holding back job growth and stunting economic growth, Duncan Niederauer, chief executive ofNYSE Euronext, said in an interview. New York Stock Exchange parent NYSE [NYX 25.44   0.39  (+1.56%)   ] released the results of an annual survey on Monday on the economy, business and job creation. […]