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Small business loan program launched in Anne Arundel
Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. on Wednesday will kick-off a small business loan fund that will lend $3.36 million in Maryland. As part of the launch, t
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Business loans aimed at boosting Native American entrepreneurs

BEMIDJI — Even though the city of Bemidji is surrounded by three Indian reservations, there have been few Native American-owned businesses in town.

Now, a Red Lake tribal member has opened a new restaurant. It's believed to be the first American Indian-owned restaurant in the city. Owner Marv Hanson tapped into a little-used state fund intended to help American Indian entrepreneurs.

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MasterCard scans social media, calls itself a ‘tech company’

The company's unique social media listening post -- rolled out in April 2012 -- now filters, analyzes and displays postings from 43 counties, in 26 languages, 24 hours a day. Among other functions, it keeps score on where MasterCard stands in social media conversation relating to credit cards. If your post mentions MasterCard, the company's listening post is going to snag it, as long as it is not password-protected.
In an increasingly saturated market, dependability with plain vanilla credit cards is not enough, and the company must appeal directly to prospective card holde
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Udall re-introduces measure to boost credit union lending

The Colorado Democrat was told his bill would receive a Senate vote in the previous Congress. But Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled it from the calendar as the session wound down, saying it didn’t have the 60 votes needed to block a filibuster.

After working to expand support, Udall re-introduced the measure earlier this month with 15 co-sponsors, including liberal Democrats such as Barbara Boxer of California, Independent Angus King of Maine and tea-party favorite Ron Paul of Kentucky.
At issue is a credit-union lending cap Congress adopted in 1998, under which the member-owned, nonprofit institutions must limit business loans to 12.25 percent
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Loan program targets American Indian entrepreneurs

The Indian Business Loan program has been used just 16 times in the past decade. American Indian Chamber of Commerce chairman Jon Otto, a White Earth tribal member, said that might be because few people know about it.

Indian-owned businesses aren't common in Minnesota. A survey conducted in the early 2000s by the Minnesota American Indian Chamber of Commerce found around 2,500 of them, and chamber officials say the recession took a toll on such businesses, guessing the number might now be half that.
Hanson started The Marvelous Fish House and Market in Bemidji with a $177,000 loan from the Minnesota Indian Business Loan Program, which provides up to 75 perc
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Should You Get a Small Business Credit Card?

Bottom line? Sekar says, "Your primary driver should be, Am I going to get a better deal? Let that be the deciding factor." And she adds the caution that if your name is on the account, you can be liable for the debts your employees run up, so be sure they're handling their small business credit cards responsibly.
... to take the plunge and launch a new business. Shazam! Suddenly you are required to acquire a whole range of new types of expertise, from marketing and sales
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SBC targets 10% loan book growth

He added that industrial loans will also increase 10 percent to 15 percent this year, driven by big-ticket infrastructure and power projects.
Security Bank Corp. expects its loan portfolio this year to expand by double-digits, albeit at a slower pace than last year, and that interest rate margins will
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Larimer County credit unions, banks at odds over lending cap

“I know we will hit the limit,” said David Maus, CEO of Public Service Credit Union, which has several offices in Fort Collins. “That causes us not to be as helpful or aggressive as we would like to be.”

Maus maintains Colorado Sen. Mark Udall’s bill to lift the lending cap will enable nonprofit credit unions to spur economic development, create between 140,000 and 150,000 new jobs and benefit consumers without using a dime of taxpayer dollars.
Credit union representatives, however, say banks don't want the competition. “They say it will hurt business, but it's taken us more than 100 years to gain 6
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A Small World After All? Data Breakdown on Small-Business Lending

Community banks traditionally have been viewed as having expertise in making credit decisions on small, local business borrowers. And to be sure, smaller banks devote more of their balance sheets to these kinds of customers. But giants like Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase and Wells Fargo have been bulking up in this area, hiring hundreds of small-business bankers, as the tide moves against their smaller competitors.
Loans in the $100,0000-to-$250,000 bucket, which peaked in mid-2007, have fallen 26 percent since then to $61 billion. (Banks reported small-business loan data
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Credit-Building Tips for new US Citizen

The credit card you opened with your passport and business tax ID, and future accounts that you start with your Social Security number should be on the same credit reports — and factored into your scores — without you having to do anything
The credit card you opened with your passport and business tax ID, and future accounts that you start with your Social Security number should be on the same cre
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How to manage your credit (you extend to customers and clients)
A good credit management policy – putting procedures in place to make sure debts are paid – is essential for small businesses to ensure a healthy cash flow.
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Why Small Businesses Have Trouble Getting Credit

The survey’s finding is not surprising. Many economists, policy makers and small business advocacy groups have long explained that small businesses have a harder time obtaining credit than their larger counterparts. When it comes to accessing capital, size definitely matters.
Even among small businesses, the smaller the company, the lower the odds that it has a loan (see figure below) or a line of credit. Only 15.7 percent of busines
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  • Mark Rhodes, Ph.D. Consulting
    Principal, 1986 - present
  • Diagnos-Techs, Inc.
    Vice President, 1998 - 2009
  • Interplexus, Inc.
    Vice President, 1998 - 2009
  • ProWorks, Inc.
    Vice President of Sales, 1992 - 1994
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