July 2010

SBA Lending Drops 50% in Q2 2010

Q2 2010 SBA lending has dropped by roughly 50% compared with Q1 2010. The major cause? The government stimulus money designed to fund small business lending guarantees has been depleted. This can be interpreted in one of two ways. One might argue that Obama should/could allocate more funding to put up as collateral for SBA […]

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Obama Job Growth

“President Barack Obama on Friday said he recognizes the economy isn’t growing fast enough, as a report showed job losses in June and a broad slowdown. Nonfarm payrolls fell by 125,000 last month as 225,000 government workers hired for the 2010 census lost their temporary jobs, the Labor Department said Friday. Only 83,000 private-sector jobs […]

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Business Success

The key to small business success is simple to understand, but not always easy to do. The 4 keys to business success are: 1) Solve an annoying enough problem for customers that they’re willing to pay money to solve it, and want to solve it right NOW The is a subtle, but arguably profound point. […]

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How to Market a Small Business with a Blog

“Blogging may be the most cost effective method of marketing a small business available. So then why don’t more business owners make more effective use of their blogs?” (Via SmallBizTrends.com) This is a great question. I think the main reason is it seems time consuming (probably because it is!). Blogging for small businesses is useful in […]

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Job Creation in Private Sector Remained Weak in June

TweetThe United States added just 83,000 private-sector jobs in June, a dishearteningly low number that could add to the growing number of economists who warn that the economic recovery has slowed to the point that it cannot generate enough job growth. Department of Labor June Employment Report Over all, the nation lost 125,000 jobs, according […]

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