Small business financing opens under incentive program

Mar 16, 2011 Todd Milner

Small business owners have been encouraged to seek out financing to expand their businesses or explore new ventures, thanks in part to tax breaks and other credit enhancements under the Small Business Jobs Act.The law temporarily allows for


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Facing regulations, short term lenders scale back operations

Mar 16, 2011 Todd Milner

Citing increased government regulations of short-term finance companies, pawn and short term lender First Cash Financial Services announced it would be reducing its short term lending operations in Illinois.The company also announced it had recently


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Federal Trade Commission going after social media use in debt collection

Mar 15, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Federal Trade Commission going after social media use in debt collection

Debt collectors have used social media sites as a key instrument in their practices, but the Federal Trade Commission wants to see that practice limited in the name of privacy, PC World magazine reports. According to the magazine, the FTC is


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Advisory red flags to watch out for during valuation

Mar 15, 2011 Karen Umpierre

Advisory red flags to watch out for during valuation

Any company engaged in a merger or acquisition needs to conduct a proper business valuation before completing the proceedings. Such a decision often comes with the assistance of a mergers and acquisitions advisor. But how can an executive or


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Auto financing will be easier to obtain

Mar 14, 2011 Brian Bradley

Figures for vehicle sales to date in 2011 have been very promising for the auto industry. As a result, auto financing deals are becoming increasingly easier to obtain, The Associated Press reports. Already rates are very consumer-friendly,


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