504 Loan Blog

A Holiday Message Just For You . . .
  • Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009 at 4:21 pm
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As you can imagine, the North Pole is a little busy right about now. Nevertheless, I was able to call in a favor from Mr. Claus and get him to record a special holiday message just for you. Click the player below to listen and enjoy. Oh, and he said to tell you that you Read More »

SBA 504 Expert’s Take on President Obama’s Latest Small Business Initiatives

I’ll be the first to admit that President Obama gives a great speech. It’s amazing how he somehow manages to juggle competing ideas without really landing on either side. Last week, he announced a troop surge in Afghanistan, but also promised not to stay too long. This week it’s job creation, and how we need Read More »

Just one more day until my favorite American Holiday…
  • Wednesday, November 25th, 2009 at 11:48 am

Thanksgiving is undoubtedly one of my favorite Holidays, and I am very much looking forward to spending time with family and good friends . . . and, of course, eating more than I probably should. Before I leave the office today, I thought I’d take a minute to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving. You Read More »

Snowe’s Public Policy Starts to Melt . . .

For the past several months, I’ve been following U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe’s attempt to help struggling small businesses through the implementation of the ARC Loan Program – – a stimulus-package incentive she helped to create, no less. You’ll recall that this “America’s Recovery Capital” loan program provides a maximum of $35,000 to a small business Read More »

The SBA Throws a Party, but Some Innovative Thinkers Don’t Show Up . . .

As a regular reader of all-things-Mercantile, you’ve probably noticed I’ve been busy putting forth countless ideas to help America’s small businesses grow better, smarter, and faster. I’ve been advocating for the most important employer in our economy for several years (the small business owner), but things have really heated up over the last few months. Read More »