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National Small Business Week: Part Two

I know that National Small Business Week is technically over, but I think it’s important to celebrate America’s small businesses every day.

Do You Know Everything About the SBA 504 Refi Program?

Probably not. There are a lot of details about how this important program works and navigating the process can be complex.

Lessons for Entrepreneurs, Part 2

This is the second part of the lecture I delivered to a group of MBA students at the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College few weeks back.

Important Lessons for Entrepreneurs

In early March, I was invited by the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College to be a guest lecturer for their Executive Class on Entrepreneurship. I got to tell my story to this group.

Why the SBA is Important for Small Businesses (especially when it comes to commercial real estate)...

It’s no secret that the SBA has a less-than-stellar reputation in the minds of most business owners and even some lenders.

A Rallying Cry for Small Businesses from the SBA 504 Experts

I’ve written and narrated a video called The Crisis on Main Street: How Washington Continues to Ignore Small Businesses that I hope will give Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs a common voice and common purpose as we get ready to cast our votes in the mid-term elections.

Small Business Act Explained

On Monday, September 27th, President Obama signed into law the bill known as HR 5297, or the Small Business Jobs and Credit Act.

Very Important News from MCC . . .

Today is a landmark day for our company: we have begun expanding our operations internationally.

SBA Loan Programs Needs A Bear Grylls

In the President's announcement yesterday to raise SBA loan sizes and to help small banks access TARP funds, there is nothing to address the underlying problems of America's small businesses. I yawned. At this grim stage, what small business needs is the equivalent of outdoor survivalist Bear Grylls.

SBA 504 Interest Rate Hits Low Again

The 20-year fixed interest rate on SBA 504 loan projects has hit a new record low, and this is the fourth time it's happened in the last six months.