Tag Archive: canada

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

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

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

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

Investing with an Offering Memorandum

Investing with an Offering Memorandum Earlier last month I promised a basic primer on exempt market products, hope this provides a little more clarity. (2011 Exempt Market Regulations Update) In Canada, businesses (or government)… Continue reading

Let’s Get this Summer Started! Art, Wine and Investment Party …

Let’s Get This Summer Started!  Now the longest day of the year is behind us we’re really, really ready for summer. Come join us for our ‘Let’s Get this Summer Started’   get together… Continue reading

“A Fun Evening with Friends”

What a great evening last night. Thanks to everybody who came out to our ‘Views of Vancouver’ Spring Art, Wine and Investment Show hosted by The Bailey Business Fund. I truly think I have… Continue reading

Forum for Women Entreprenuers Unite – FWE Graduation Night

Women Entrepreneurs Unite! It seems just yesterday that I went to my first 2010 FWE-e-series  session (Forum for Women Entrepreneurs sponosored by Odlum Brown) and goodness the weather isn’t much different now than when… Continue reading