Coleman Thursday’s Movers and Shakers


February 27, 2014

SenatorCantwellMaria 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 become famous for developing streaming digital video and audio solutions, most notably RealPlayer,” says Small Business Trends. Read More

BoeflyCheckersYoutubeBoefly Announces New Small Business Lending Tool – bQual

“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, Co-President of BoeFly. “With the help of FICO and Equifax we’re solving a long pressing issue in the small business community.” Read More

Check out this Bob Coleman interview of Boefly’s Mike Rozman and Checker’s Jennifer Durham.

Upcoming Small Business Lending Conferences

ICBA 2014 National Convention, Honolulu, March 2-6
NADCO Government Relations Conference 2014, Washington D.C., March 3-5
WPASGL Annual Quality Lender’s Conference, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, March 12
Franchise Times Franchise Finance & Growth Conference, Las Vegas, March 26-27
NADCO 2014 Annual Meeting, Colorado Springs, April 30 – May 3
NAGGL 2014 SBA Lending Technical Conference, Bonita Springs, May 6-8
Great Lakes Lenders Conference, Detroit, July 31 – August 1
Florida Small Business Lenders Conference, Orlando, September 17-19
NAGGL 2014 Annual Meeting, Huntington Beach October 28-30
Coleman’s 7th Annual SBA Secondary Market Forum, Washington D.C. December 2
Coleman’s 15th Annual Rural Lender’s Roundtable, Washington D.C. December 3