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Commercial Finance Update for June…
  • Wednesday, June 26th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

We’re headed toward the dog days of summer (here in Florida, it already feels like we’re in the thick of it), so I’d like to share some news that may prove helpful in this slow-moving middle part of the year. I’ve heard from numerous people that our past monthly Commercial Finance Updates have proven invaluable, Read More »

Small Business Week 2013

This being National Small Business Week, there’s a lot of buzz coming from politicians about the importance of small businesses and the people who dare to create them. I came across an article written by Dan Danner, President and CEO of the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), of which Mercantile is a member. In Read More »

SBA 504 Refi Redux

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been saying that we’re going to see a decrease in small business loans this year, likely in the 20 to 30 percent range. The primary reason for my gloomy outlook is that both the SBA 504 Refinance and FMLP programs expired last September. In my video blog on Read More »

So long, Mr. Summerall…

For the past five years, our on-hold message has featured a welcome from Pat Summerall. If there’s anything that can make waiting on-hold tolerable, we figure it’s the legendary voice of Mr. Summerall. We were saddened to learn late yesterday of his passing, and I’d like to take a minute to remember this world-class broadcaster. Read More »

How well do you know The Masters?
  • Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 12:05 pm

Some of us here at Mercantile are pretty avid golf fans (yours truly included…and let me emphasize that I’m a fan…I wouldn’t call myself an avid golfer). The Masters golf tournament is this weekend, and I can’t wait to see what happens this year at Augusta National. Tony and Sean, two of our Senior Loan Read More »