Category: Banking, Investors, Capital
Is Microsoft loaning money to Dell or making an investment? Shelly Palmer joins Jim Blasingame to sort out the part Microsoft is playing in the privatization of Dell, and what this says about the post-PC world.
What is the funding landscape for franchising? Joel Libava joins Jim Blasingame to report on the continued lack of financing for franchising and to comment on the potential for crowdfunding for a franchise acquisition.
Are you a prospect for the crowdfunding capitalization model? Tom Markel joins Jim Blasingame to explain how his organization, iBank.com, is prepared to help anyone who wants to use the crowdfunding method of raising capital.
Crowdfunding is good for start-ups, but is it good business. Tom Markel joins Jim Blasingame to discuss and debate the issues and elements around crowdfunding and other new capital formation methods.
The business capital landscape is shifting dramatically. Tom Markel joins Jim Blasingame to report on how the traditional capital market scenario for funding growth is shifting and being replaced with a more democratic model.
Is the federal government on a witch hunt against Standard & Poor's? Rick Newman joins Jim Blasingame to explain why the rating agency, Standard & Poor's is being sued by the government for their role in the 2008 financial crisis.
What do online ads, pet insurance and loans have in common? J.J. Colao joins Jim Blasingame to report on Forbes America's Most Promising small businesses, including companies that sell pet insurance, place online ads and link borrowers and lenders online.
Mobile computing and snacks are the product of two of Forbes best companies. J.J. Colao joins Jim Blasingame to report on the Forbes Most Promising small businesses, including a company that focuses on mobile ad placements and one that sells unique snacks.
What does a promising small business look like? Forbes reporter, J.J. Colao joins Jim Blasingame to report on the specifications they used to identify and select the 50 Most Promising Small Businesses, including management track record and customer revenue.
It's getting harder to found a community bank. Paul Merski joins Jim Blasingame to discuss some of the regulatory and economic headwinds that makes it difficult to start a new community bank, which is not good news for small businesses.
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