Recognizing Lenders for Their Work: Utah Has It Right

The Small Business Administration gathered to honor Utah’s SBA lenders on Thursday, Jan. 23 for their outstanding participation in the SBA’s loan programs. SBA loans are an increasingly viable option for small business owners seeking capital at any stage of business. The Utah honorees included Large Zions Bank, Medium Celtic Bank, Small Rock Canyon Bank, […]

How Small Business Owners Should Prepare for Tax Season

Now that the holidays are well behind us and the new year-hype has finally dulled, tax season is here to remind us that life can’t be a ball all of the time—unless you’re expecting a large tax return, I suppose. But for most of us, tax season is a chore, and for small business owners, […]

Small Business Loans versus Equity: Which is right for your business?

Though we’ve written on both topics—small business loans extensively—we’ve never put small business loans and equity head to head for small business owners to compare which might better suit their needs. While equity is often referred as the more prestigious form of startup or growing capital, small business loans have certain strengths that might better […]

Managing a Startup and Your Day Job

In an ideal world, an entrepreneur could quit his or her day job to pursue their dream of starting a company, but unfortunately, that is not feasible for many budding small business owners. The sad reality is there are still bills and rent to pay, mouths to feed, gas costs, you name it, making it […]

SEC’s Crowdfunding Rules Open for Public Comment

Almost two years after President Obama signed the JOBS Act, the Securities Exchange Commission formally released its proposed rules for equity crowdfunding on Oct. 23. These rules mimic those originally proposed in the JOBS Act and are currently in a 90-day public commenting period before the finalized version is issued. AEO, an organization that creates economic […]

Talking Access to Capital with Congress

Jeff Stibel, CEO and Chairman of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., testified in front of the House of Representative’s Subcommittee for Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access to examine the post-recession state of small business in the U.S. yesterday, Dec. 5. As the nation’s leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for small businesses, […]