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NFIB: Small Biz Demand For Credit Down In 2010

February 3, 2011 Doug Caverly

Another report on the credit conditions facing small business owners is in, and the news is mixed.  The National Federation of Independent Business believes there were both fewer unmet credit requests in 2010 versus 2009, and an increase in the number of discouraged borrowers who had given up trying. Let’s […]

Office Depot Offers Businesses Interest Free Credit Cards

January 28, 2011 Mike Sachoff

Office Depot said today to mark its 25 years as provider of office supplies and services it is introducing a new “No Interest For Six Months” financing offer to its new and existing credit card holders. Through this new program Office Depot Business Credit Cardholders can take advantage of the […]

FDIC Launches Credit Website For Small Businesses

January 14, 2011 Mike Sachoff

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) held a forum Thursday on small lending to explore ways in which credit can be made more accessible to the small business sector. As a result of the forum and in recognition of importance of available credit to small businesses, the FDIC announced the […]

Small Business Confidence Dips Slightly In June

June 28, 2010 Mike Sachoff

Small business owners’ economic confidence leveled off in June, stopping a two-month rise, according to the Discover Small Business Watch. The index fell slightly to 86.1 this month from 87.4 in May as rising concerns over temporary cash flow issues offset some improvement in the way small business owners see […]

Small Business Optimism Up Slightly In May

June 8, 2010 Mike Sachoff

The National Federation of Independent Business Index of Small Business Optimism gained 1.6 points in May with a reading of 92.2. Although not a strong sign of recovery, it’s going in the right direction. It is the best reading since September 2008’s 92.9 index that happened just before the five-point […]

NFIB Sums Up Small Biz Access To Credit In 2009

February 23, 2010 Doug Caverly

As you’ve surely noticed, we’re well into 2010 by now; indeed, the year’s about 15 percent over.  Still, another report concerning 2009 has surfaced, and said report seems worth covering, as it documents small businesses’ access to credit. The National Federation of Independent Business worked in concert with the Gallup […]

Small Businesses Paying Debt Quicker to Help Credit Ratings

December 14, 2009 Chris Crum

Business credit bureau Cortera has shared some interesting findings from its November 2009 Small Business Index (SBI) report. The report is a monthly index of accounts receivable (A/R) activities covering businesses with less than 500 employees (the SBA’s definition of a small business). Cortera measured the payment activities of over […]

NFIB Contacts Congress With Credit Recommendations

July 8, 2009 Doug Caverly

Small business owners who are still having trouble getting loans may be happy to hear that the National Federation of Independent Business is doing its best to help.  This week, the NFIB sent a position paper on the issue to members of Congress and the president’s administration. The document, which […]

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