No gold rush for California small businesses

Los Angeles TimesDecember 14, 2011 California small businesses can’t get loans California’s small businesses can’t get the credit they need to expand and hire people. Forty-four percent of almost 2,000 owners queried said they couldn’t access resources needed to grow their operations, said a report released Wednesday by the Graziadio School of Business and Management …

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Issues on Small Business Lending

Here are two good articles that talk about the lack of lending to small businesses. The first issue is the problem with regulators, not regulations. We have heard numerous complaints of inconsistency of regulators in how they deal with financial institutions regarding small business lending. Some banking regulators are overzealous when it comes to the …

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Small business lending reports confusing and revealing

Consider this headline from a Reuters story on June 30, 2011: U.S. Small Business Borrowing Rises By Record 26 Percent In May Now consider this headline from the Wall Street Journal on the same day: Smaller Businesses Seeking Loans Still Come Up Empty Read the stories carefully and figure out how both stories could be correct? Hint: How …

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