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Sam’s Club Will Offer Small Business Loans

NEW YORK – Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club chain is teaming up with a lender to offer loans of up to $25,000 to its small business members, reported The Associated Press. The program is one of several moves the retail giant has made to offer bank-like financial services to customers, in part to help them spend. It … Read More »

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Fidelity Bank Named as One of Nine Loan Pool Originators by U.S. Small Business Administration

ATLANTA – Fidelity Bank, the $2 billion asset company and subsidiary of Fidelity Southern Corp., has received approval by the U.S. Small Business Administration to be one of nine loan pool originators in the U.S. for the new 504 first mortgage loan pool program (FMLP). The new program, recently approved under the American Recovery and … Read More »

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Small Businesses Could See Relief in Financial Reform Bill

As lawmakers return from the Fourth of July recess, the Senate is expected to vote on the financial reform bill approved by the House last week — with a provision affecting credit and debit card fees that is likely to benefit small businesses, AOL Small Business reported. Although the Senate version of the bill spearheaded … Read More »

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What’s in the Senate Small-Business Jobs Bill for You?

The small-business jobs bill now under consideration in the Senate is a hearty mélange of tax relief-provisions, loan-program enhancements and inducements, and changes to other government programs. Some are temporary modifications but others are permanent and far-reaching, reported The New York Times. Below are the highlights. A more detailed summary of the bill and the … Read More »

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Summer Interns: Are Small Businesses Flirting with Disaster?

Unpaid summer internships can be a rite of passage for many college students. But for the companies who offer them, unpaid summer internships could start them on a trip down the labor law rabbit hole, reported Entrepreneur.com. Unpaid internships used to be all about “the experience”–an opportunity for young students to break into a new … Read More »

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Small Business Owners Rank U.S. Bank #1 in American City/City Business Journals Brand Survey

MINNEAPOLIS – City Business Journals Network recently ranked U.S. Bank the number one bank brand based on results of a nationwide survey of small business owners fielded November 2009 through January 2010. According to the authors, the SMB Insights 2010 Brand Study demonstrated that small business owners seek brands or companies that value them as … Read More »

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