Small business lending falls sharplyIn its first full quarter since the Recovery Act kicked in, the SBA still backed 30% fewer small business loans than it did a year ago. More
Emergency loan program off to a slow startThe Small Business Administration says its new loan program is off to a promising start. Small businesses owners disagree. More
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Specialist lenders profit as big banks pull backFor small businesses looking for loans, banks that focus on specific communities and industries have become the most reliable financing source. More
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