How To: Name Your Startup

In Just 5 Easy Steps                 Picking the right name for your start-up can make or break the success that follows. With that in mind, choosing the right name can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. To help you get off to a good start, we have developed a…

Equipment Leasing Confidence Increases in January

The Economic Forecast As we become firmly ensconced in the 2014 calendar year, confidence in the equipment finance market has improved to 54.2, a marked improvement from the 48.5 recorded in December. The improvement reflects industry participants outlook in the midst of concerts on economic conditions and fiscal issues. The January 2013 Monthly Confidence Index…

Is The Lending Environment Improving?

The Lending Forecast With all of the economic uncertainty in the business world, is it in fact possible to make a determination on the stability of the markets? Some recent surveys and studies have found small business lending corresponding with an easing of credit restrictions, with a few exceptions. One prominent leasing index showed a…

Small Businesses Short On Optimism As Fiscal Cliff Draws Closer

An Economic Uncertainty In an uncertain economic climate, small businesses are feeling the pinch, as evidenced by banks and their refusals to loan to small businesses who are desiring to either start up or expand. The picture is not a pretty one for those who are attempting to raise what is known as “gap funding”…

More Banks See Small Business Lending Opportunities

A New Lease On Lending In an uncertain economy, more and more banks are seeing small business lending opportunities as their next big profit center. Small businesses have moved to the forefront of the lending crowd since investment banking and mortgage backed security deals began waning in 2008 and are now no longer considered viable…

Small Business And The Plan For Access To Capital

The Lifeblood Of Small Business For most entrepreneurs, policies that are aimed at providing small businesses with access to the capital that they need are critical, this according to an October survey of firms that bring in an annual revenue between $1 million and $20 million. Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for President, has run…