Employers need to be careful with job candidates'' personal info

Jan 07, 2011 Brian Bradley

Those applying for new positions are often required to provide their potential employers with information about their background in order to ensure that they are a worthy candidate.And while few would argue that the information required to


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Should states focus on easing short term loans?

Jan 07, 2011 Todd Milner

It has been a question on the lips of many legislators in recent months. Many states are evaluating the short term loan industry and other nontraditional credit businesses under their jurisdiction. Some say the proposed and existing rules go too


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A formula for business valuation

Jan 07, 2011 Brian Bradley

It may not have been an easy decision for owners to sell their businesses. Whether they can't financially support the venture anymore, it's just time for a change, or there's another reason altogether, entrepreneurs must figure


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Short term lenders adjust to new business landscape

Jan 07, 2011 Todd Milner

Some states have banned short term lending completely. Others are in the process of passing legislation that would do the same. In Montana, the nontraditional credit sources have essentially been banned from the state as residents voted to cap


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North Carolina experiencing a rise in illegal debt collection

Jan 07, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Rising consumer debt and poor employment numbers have led to an increase in illegal debt collection in North Carolina. The state currently has strict licensing codes when it comes to debt collection, but the haste of many to create a business


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