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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bernanke: More Needed To Boost Small-Business Lending

Wall Street Journal article by Tom Barkley. Declaring small businesses as “central” to tackling unemployment, the Fed chief said not enough is being done to ensure that financially sound companies can obtain loans.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Harvard Study Says Angels Add Value to Start-ups

“Overall, the results suggest that the bundle of inputs that angel investors provide have a large and significant impact on the success and survival of start-up ventures,” the study says.

The study examined the performance of 130 firms that received interest from Tech Coast Angels and CommonAngels between 2001 and 2006. The samples include companies that ultimately won funding or were turned down.

Thursday, June 03, 2010

SBA Lenders in New England

Looking for a small business loan in New England? Here you will find a comprehensive list by state of all the banks currently participating in SBA loan programs.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Cash Flow Lending in Massachusetts

Cash flow lenders have become harder to find in recent years, but for credit-worthy borrowers with stable cash flow from operations, there is still money to be had.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Boston Commercial Bankers Have Money to Lend

Banks in and around Boston have money to lend and are looking for deals. Interest rates on revolving lines of credit are currently pricing at LIBOR + 350 for commitments of $2 million to $10 million, and as low as LIBOR +175 for larger deals.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

MA and NH lead in economic growth

According to an index of economic activity generated by The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, All six New England states posted economic growth for the three months ended March 31, 2010. Massachusetts and New Hampshire were among just four states with growth in excess of 1.0% for the period.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

SBICs in New England

A complete list of the licensed SBICs in New England, updated in April 2010, including contact information, web address and a description of the types of investments made by the firm.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

SBIC Program: An Overview

SBICs are privately owned and managed investment funds, licensed and regulated by SBA, that use their own capital plus funds borrowed with an SBA guarantee to make equity and debt investments in qualifying small businesses.