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SBA Recovery Loans – More Than Half Likely to Default

Image via Wikipedia What the government didn’t learn from the FannieMae (FNMA), they’ve now applied to small business lending, sadly, with equal effect. As part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the government authorized the Small Business Administration (SBA) to offer interest-deferred loans to small businesses that were having trouble making loan payments. The theory is that these American Recovery Capital (ARC) loans...

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Small Business Economic Trends
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Small Business Economic Trends

This seems to be ‘go read the report’ week. Today we direct your attention to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Small Business Economic Trends, July 2009. Their Chief Economist Bill Dunkelberg’s analysis and writing style make it a good read if you’re worrying about financing for a home based business or telecommute. His commentary, taken from the report, is particularly interesting (emphasis added):...

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Ten Principles for a Robust World
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Ten Principles for a Robust World

Pardon us while we wax philosophical here for a moment. If you run a home-based business, or want to, listen up. Actually, we’re going to let Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Back Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable provide the message. The term Black Swan comes from the mistaken assumption, widely held until the 17th century, that all swans were white. Once discovered...

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SBA Still Eager To Help Work-From-Home Entrepreneurs
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SBA Still Eager To Help Work-From-Home Entrepreneurs

Half of all small businesses are home-based according to the SBA Office of Advocacy. But the SBA guaranteed fewer loans in FY2008, but only because of a “perfect storm” of tightened credit by commercial lenders, declining creditworthiness, and reduced demand for loans from small business borrowers uncertain about the future. SBA posted a record year in 2007 with nearly 100,000 loans approved, but that number...

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