February 27, 2014 Maria Cantwell of Washington New Chair of Senate Small Business Committee “Cantwell was an executive at a tech startup for five years between stints in Washington. According to a Seattle Post profile, Cantwell returned to her native Washington after leaving Congress in 1994 and accepted a job with RealNetworks. The company has…

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February 26, 2014 By Bob Coleman Editor, Coleman Report “We built bQual to address the questions we’ve heard from some of the thousands of business owners that have used BoeFly since we launched in March of 2010 — “Can I get real-time information and insight before I start the search for financing,” said Mike Rozman,…

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February 26, 2014 By Bob Coleman Editor, Coleman Report $1 trillion says SBA’s Office of Advocacy. This just released two page report is a nice overview of the current state of small business lending. Here are some stats for 2013; Small Business Borrowing from Banks – $585 billion Small Business Borrowing from Finance Companies –…

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February 25, 2014 In December, prepays fell below 7% for the first time since April, finishing the year on a positive note. While we finished 2013 with a print below 7%, this is only the third monthly reading below that benchmark recorded last year. For comparison purposes, all twelve months of 2012 were below 7%.…

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February 24, 2014 By Bob Coleman Editor, Coleman Report This is a twist on a commercial lender con. The feds allege two Delaware commercial lenders, working for different banks, made loans to each other over a 12-year period for fake commercial real state investments and below market car loans. Brian Bailey plead not guilty last…

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February 21, 2014 By Bob Coleman Editor, Coleman Report Bob Coleman: The refinance is in the House, tell us where you see that process. Beth Solomon: We continue to build support for it. It’s a smart bi-partisan mechanism that leaders on both sides of the aisle are embracing. We have a new chairman of the…

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February 20, 2014 By Bob Coleman Editor, Coleman Report Stephenie Frazier Whitfield Joins SouthCrest Bank as Senior Vice-President of SBA Lending Stephenie is a recognized visionary in small business lending,” says CEO Kenneth Maloy. “The experience she brings to the table will galvanize our efforts to meet the financial needs of businesses in our communities.” Stephenie…

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February 18, 2014 By Bob Coleman Editor, Coleman Report Writes our friend Ami in the Wall Street Journal, “A small percentage of small-business owners are bankable either with an SBA loan or a traditional bank loan. From the population of small-business owners that we work with at our loan brokerage, this group is about 15%.…

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