Category: Banking, Investors, Capital
Is market-to-market hurting economic recovery? Mike Menzies joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the short-sighted practice of requiring banks to value their holdings on a short-term liquidation basis, instead of the more realistic longer-term life of the asset.
Is the Dodd/Frank financial law good or bad for Main Street banks? Mike Menzies joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Dodd/Frank financial regulation law and how it is a mixed bag for independent banks and small businesses.
Businesses have become more efficient with fewer people. Mary Cantando joins Jim Blasingame to discuss systemic issues of unemployment: increased use of technology, capital acquisition challenges and economic and political uncertainty.
What do you know about giving a bank your personal guarantee? Joe Knight joins Jim Blasingame to reveal the truth about how, when and why you give a bank your personal guarantee, and how to be creative with it.
Should you be looking at online capital sources? Tom Markel joins Jim Blasingame to reveal how iBank.com works as an online clearinghouse for multiple capital sources.
How is an angel lender different from an angel investor? Tom Markel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the new capital source options for small businesses, including the angel lender.
What does the current capitalization landscape for small business look like? Tom Markel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss the current financing conditions for small business in America.
What are the pricing rules of thumb for buying a restaurant? Russ Brown joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the pricing and financing fundamentals when you're trying to buy a restaurant.
Why is start-up activity so low in this recovery? Brian Moran joins Jim Blasingame to talk about reasons why there are not as many start-ups as in the past, plus identifying helpful resources.
It’s redundant to say, “Under-capitalized small business.” Chris Gattis joins Jim Blasingame to talk about the finances of starting a business, including the connection between start-up capital and the family finances.
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