Hard Lessons in Modern Lending – Cont’d – post #3

Burt Helm | Inc. magazine  http://www.inc.com/magazine/201211/burt-helm/hard-lessons-in-modern-lending_page 3.html published Oct 30, 2012 …Cont’d from previous post dated March 8th 2013 … When banks move to stem problem loans, they follow a standard procedure, says Mitchell… Continue reading

Hard Lessons in Modern Lending cont’d – post #2

 From 1989 to 1994, the number of small-business loans fell 34 percent, and many economists worried that big banks might stop troubling with them altogether. Continued from March 7th blog post To understand how we… Continue reading

Hard Lessons in Modern Lending

Burt Helm | Inc. magazine http://www.inc.com/magazine/201211/burt-helm/hard-lessons-in-modern-lending.html Oct 30, 2012 After the financial crisis, banks had to reduce risk. For business owners, the process has been a difficult education in the current-day workings of… Continue reading

Is this legal? Bullying of small Contractors.

Crushing SMEs February 3, 2013 by Marie Gervais, PhD. Director, Global Leadership Associates Inc www.global-leadership.ca A few days ago I had an unsettling conversation with a business owner whose company provides support services to big players… Continue reading

Making Friends with The Dragon’s Den

And come away smiling…with kudos from the King of The Dragons, himself… Eight days notice! That’s all the warning I got from The Dragons’ Den that I had been chosen to pitch The Dragon’s at… Continue reading

Case Study: When Your Bank Stops Lending

Nitasha Tiku Jul  1, 2009  http://www.inc.com/magazine/20090701/case-study-when-your-bank-stops-lending.html When Able Planet’s bank pulled his $2.5 million line of credit, founder Kevin Semcken had to think fast. Jamie Kripke NOW HEAR THIS Kevin Semcken had high… Continue reading

When Bad Loans Happen to Good Entrepreneurs

Martha Gershun http://www.inc.com/articles/2000/08/16771.html Aug  1, 2000 “When the loan came through, the dream had begun — but so had the nightmare.” In 1986, my soon-to-be business partner and I discovered a remarkable treasure:… Continue reading

Complaints against banks & building societies double Q3 2012 – Financial Ombudsman Service

Tuesday 5 March 2013 06.00 GMT Financial ombudsman swamped as PrePayment Insurance cases rise 147% Financial Ombudsman Service has received more than 600,000 complaints about PPI (payment protection insurance) since 2000 – almost half… Continue reading

Great Business Advice – The Business Insider War Room

I always love to read excerpts and sound bytes from leaders in business  – here are a few that have caught my eye tonight from ‘The Business Insider – War Room’: 15 Tips On Becoming… Continue reading

Exempt Market Dealers – doing their part to protect investors

The Benefits of Scrutiny I promised in my last post that I’d explain why we feel the new Exempt Market Dealer (EMD) regulations are so important. After all, we are already committed to… Continue reading