What is great about business in Sacramento California and the greater Northern California region

Small businesses will no doubt play a key role in our economy’s recovery. But one of the biggest challenges for them is getting small loans to make improvements and expand. One local finance company is stepping-up to fill that gap. The only stain the economy left on Jason Jordan cabinet-making business is wood stain — lots of […]

The Biggest Reason Banks Deny Loans

The Biggest Reason Banks Deny Loans to a large number of Small-Business Owners No one ever promised that the challenges to growing a small business would be small. Entrepreneurs regularly confront issues that can threaten the very core of their companies, not the least of which is difficulty securing the financing they need to run […]

One of the best tax benefits for small businesses owners just got a whole lot better

One of the best tax benefits for small businesses owners just got a whole lot better. The federal government provides a significant tax deduction for small businesses that lets owners take advantage of investments in capital expenses, and this year they made the deduction permanent with the recent passage of the 2009-page omnibus spending bill. […]

Alternative Lending: When is it a Right Fit for You, and When is it Not?

Alternative Lending: When is it a Right Fit for You, and When is it Not?

You don’t have to walk into your local bank to a get a small-business loan these days. Alternative lending options are just a few computer keystrokes away. And they’re becoming more popular. Online lenders, which offer the most common forms of alternative lending, approved 71% of the loan applications they received from small-business borrowers last […]