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March 2011 Archives

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: SBA expands Commercial Real Estate Refinancing

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: SBA expands Commercial Real Estate Refinancing

Small business owners with eligible commercial real estate mortgages maturing after Dec. 31, 2012, will be able to secure more stable, long-term financing through the U.S. Small Business Administration’s temporary 504 refinancing program as a result of a change that will be published in The Federal Register by April 6. continue reading »

New Online Toolkit Improves Access for SBA Lenders

New Online Toolkit Improves Access for SBA Lenders

Small business lenders now have access to more in-depth information and resources on U.S. Small Business Administration loan programs through the new Lender Toolkit on the agency’s recently redesigned website. continue reading »

Obama Administration: Funds for CT, MO, and VT to Spur at Least $534 Million in New Small Businesses

Obama Administration: Funds for CT, MO, and VT to Spur at Least $534 Million in New Small Businesses

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced the approval of State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI) applications from Connecticut, Missouri, and Vermont. continue reading »

SBA Accepting Applications from Certified CDFIs to Participate in Community Advantage Program

SBA Accepting Applications from Certified CDFIs to Participate in Community Advantage Program

One of the biggest challenges facing small businesses, particularly those in underserved communities, continues to be access to credit. Last December, our partners at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: FREE IRS App to Track Refund- Download Here

PERSONAL FINANCE: FREE IRS App to Track Refund- Download Here

RS2Go is an IRS-developed app designed to help taxpayers in several ways. The app lets taxpayers check on the status of their refund, sign up for helpful tax tips or get the most recent IRS Twitter feeds. Download IRS2Go, then connect with the IRS whenever you want, wherever you are. continue reading »

Know Your Debt Score: New, Free Service Helps Consumers Analyze Their Financial Health

Know Your Debt Score: New, Free Service Helps Consumers Analyze Their Financial Health

DebtScore.com Offers the First-Ever DebtScore Personalized by Age, Lifestyle and Retirement Goals. Ed Ojdana, CEO of Oweing.com and the visionary who founded freecreditreport.com continue reading »

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: Signs of Impending Growth in Small Business Lending

SMALL BUSINESS FINANCE: Signs of Impending Growth in Small Business Lending

Lending to small firms by U.S. financial institutions continued to decline over the 2009–2010 period, but some loan size categories began to stabilize, according to the Office of Advocacy’s latest edition of Small Business Lending in the United States. continue reading »

PERSONAL FINANCE: More Taxpayers are Filing from Home in 2011

Almost 19 million tax returns have been filed with the IRS from home computers so far this year, an increase of almost 6 percent compared to the number of returns from the same time last year. continue reading »