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A Measure of Small Business Influence…

Last year, I was honored to be named a Small Business Influencer Champion in the 2012 Small Business Influencer Awards. The voting is underway for the 2013 awards, and I’d really appreciate your vote. The folks at Small Business Trends and Small Business Technology are doing a great thing by hosting these awards (now in Read More »

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

Foolin’ Around with the Un-Bankers…
  • Thursday, March 28th, 2013 at 11:01 am
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April Fools’ Day is usually a pretty interesting day around Mercantile Headquarters. Robin is our chief prankster, and she’s gotten some of us pretty good over the years. There was the time she told me Jorge Bouche called from 202-456-1111 and asked that I call him back. Turns out that’s the White House phone number, Read More »

Why the Sequester is GOOD for Small Business Owners…

If you’re anything like me, you’ve grown weary of all the high drama in Washington these days. First the Fiscal Cliff; now the looming Sequester; next month it’ll be something else. But as we sit on the edge of our seats waiting to find out what will happen tomorrow, I’d like to tell you why Read More »

This Morning On Varney & Co.

Well, it turns out that Stuart Varney stood me up this morning in retaliation to me snubbing him at his Super Bowl party last week. Instead, I had the great pleasure of talking with Charlie Payne and Liz MacDonald about a tepid economy as the “new normal” and the idea that real estate (commercial real Read More »