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Economy Set For Slow Expansion

August 19, 2010 Mike Sachoff

The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for the U.S. increased 0.1 percent in July to 109.8, following a 0.3 percent drop in June, and a 0.5 percent increase in May. "The indicators point to a slow expansion through the end of the year, says Ken Goldstein, economist at The Conference […]

AdWords Small Business Corner Introduced

August 19, 2010 Doug Caverly

Small business owners who would like a little help when it comes to AdWords have a new option in terms of places to go for advice.  Google’s created the AdWords Small Business Corner to act as an environment where individuals can get together and exchange tips. Overwhelmed with the number […]

Getting the Most out of Your Analytics

August 19, 2010 Abby Johnson

Analytics can be very confusing and overwhelming. Most business owners recognize the importance of them but easily get bogged down with all the data. Fortunately, it is possible to make them more understandable. To do this, small businesses should start by establishing goals for their analytics. More SmallBusinessNewz Videos Just […]

Bank Offers To Pay SBA Loan Fees

August 18, 2010 Mike Sachoff

City National Bank has announced to help encourage small business lending, it will pay 50 percent of the standard loan guarantee fees up to $3,000 for SBA 7(a), 504, and SBAExpress loans.  Standard loan fees range between 2 percent to 3.75 percent of the guaranteed portion of the loan. "City […]

Small Businesses Request Help Going Green

August 18, 2010 Doug Caverly

There are now more ways than ever for small businesses to save energy and go green.  Unfortunately, many of them are rather expensive.  As a result, the Federation of Small Businesses is asking the UK’s government to provide incentives and make loans more accessible. Consider that smart energy monitors are […]

Consumer Spending Down On Housing Market

August 17, 2010 Mike Sachoff

The Deloitte Consumer Spending Index had it s its third straight month of decline in July, due in large part to weakness in the housing market. "Real home prices had briefly picked up due to demand fueled by tax credits for home buyers, but prices have resumed their downward trend […]

Federal Reserve Board Sees More Loans For Small Biz

August 17, 2010 Doug Caverly

American small business owners should finally be finding it a little easier to receive loans from banks.  The Federal Reserve Board determined that lending conditions improved in July, marking the end – or at least the interruption – of a long drought. As explained in the July 2010 Senior Loan […]

Finance Site Helps Businesses Raise $25 Million

August 16, 2010 Mike Sachoff

Microfinance platform for small business, 40billion.com, said today it has passed  $25 million in funding requests. 40billion.com also announced the appointments of Daniel Pugh as chief operating officer and Brent Wadman as vice president & general counsel. "More entrepreneurs are using our Internet-based microfinance platform to get business loans because […]

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