504 Loan Blog

Do you think the SBA’s adrift???
  • Friday, December 15th, 2006 at 12:44 pm

An article published recently by many of the American Business Journals addressed the current state of the SBA and what their extension until February 2nd will mean for the agency. (You can find the link to this article below). One of the biggest issues addressed was the SBA’s 7(a) Program, a government subsidized program that Read More »

“What’s with all the ‘ACE of Spades’ references?”
  • Monday, December 4th, 2006 at 12:40 pm

That was the comment of at least one Member who read last month’s Newsletter, and several more probably thought the same thing. By the time you’re reading this, we will have just concluded our first-ever ACE Summit in Orlando. But let me back up a bit and explain exactly what THAT means. For some time, Read More »

True and Brief Entrepreneur Story – Richard Branson
  • Wednesday, November 29th, 2006 at 12:39 pm
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The founder of Virgin Atlantic Airlines, Virgin Cola, Virgin Mobile, and lots of other Virgin lines, Richard Branson, had no formal training, no education, no money, and no nothing and yet he became a billionaire at the age of 39. Apparently his mother was sitting down telling true stories about her son to the BBC Read More »

Now, an Intriguing Story about Taxes
  • Friday, November 3rd, 2006 at 12:34 pm

A professor of economics, Dr. David R. Kamerschen, at the University of Georgia (as a Gator fan, it nearly pains me to type that), came up with the following story that I’ve summarized below. This is like one of those fables you may have heard when you were a child — the ones that make Read More »

The Certainty of Taxes
  • Wednesday, October 25th, 2006 at 12:30 pm

By the time you read this, I will have just barely submitted my 2005 personal income taxes prior to the extension deadline of October 16th. It’s a hassle I have every year, not so much because I already look at tax returns all the time in our business, but mostly because it takes a HUGE Read More »