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M&T Bank Boosts Small Business Lending by $196 million; Nearly Quadruples Pledge to SBA

BUFFALO, N.Y., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- M&T Bank increased small business lending by $196 million since last year, nearly quadrupling its 2011 pledge to boost loans by $50 million. At a White House Small Business Lender Forum held in Cleveland, Ohio last September, M&T Bank Chairman and CEO Robert G. Wilmers vowed to Vice President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) ...

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TheBump.com And ForbesWoman.com “State of Parenthood and Economy 2012″ Survey Reveals Nearly Half Of Working Moms Admit They Would Be Happier If They Didn’t Work

15% Of Stay-at-Home Moms Resent Their Partners For Being The Ones Who Continue To Work Today's Moms Believe The Economy Has Negatively Affected Their Parenting: 69% Of Working Moms Feel Pressure To Work, While 2/3 Of Stay-at-home Moms Who Plan To Return To Work Fear The Slow Economy Will Prevent Them From Doing So Majority Believe Not Working Out Of Home To Care For Children Is A Luxury NEW YORK, Sept. 12, ...

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Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Announces the Access to Capital Conference for Small Businesses

Conference Will Give Small Businesses Access and Information Required to Get Much Needed Capital LOS ANGELES, Sept. 08, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With the economy still struggling, research shows that small businesses continue to find it difficult to tap into sources of capital to fund growth. In order to help businesses secure the education and access they need for business financing, Dun & Bradstreet Credibili ...

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Small-business credit conditions slightly improve as economy shows signs of stalling, according to the Latest Experian/Moody’s Analytics Small Business Credit Index

COSTA MESA, Calif., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Experian®, the leading global information services company, today announced that the Experian/Moody's Analytics Small Business Credit Index edged up 0.9 point in the second quarter of 2012, to 104.1 from 103.2. This is the index's third consecutive quarterly improvement, after it fell over much of 2011. Findings from the report also show that credit quality w ...

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Economic Worries Aside, Try and Plan for Your Future

LONDON, July 23, 2012/PRNewswire/ --The effects of the double-dip recession may be hitting young adults the hardest, but planning for the future needn't be expensive Speaking in November, The Economist's Bagehot columnist put it best when analysing the typical social consequences of an economic slump: 'adults are not hurt until they are fired; the young are hurt when they are not hired'. As the hopeful pros ...

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Over $1 Million in SBA Disaster Loans Approved in Florida

ATLANTA, July 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U. S. Small Business Administration has approved more than $1 million in Disaster Assistance Loans for residents in Florida affected by Tropical Storm Debby. "Currently, 33 disaster loans have been approved in the amount of $1,368,700 for affected survivors," said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA's Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. "We are pleased to ...

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Why Do Some Businesses Prosper in Tough Times?

MINNEAPOLIS, July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Since the 2008-2009 stock market collapse, the U.S. business environment has been struggling as small business owners, clawing their way back to recover lost ground, have attempted to grow their businesses. This challenge has been increasingly difficult as the interconnected global economy contracted and forced waves of corresponding reductions in purchase orders, ...

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SunTrust Announced as Presenting Corporate Sponsor for Florida Companies To Watch 2012

ORLANDO, Fla., July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Florida Economic Gardening Institute / GrowFL at the University of Central Florida, in association with the Edward Lowe Foundation, is thrilled to announce SunTrust Banks, Inc. as the presenting corporate sponsor for Florida Companies to Watch 2012. With its headquarters in Atlanta and substantial operations in Florida, SunTrust Bank is one of the nation's lar ...

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Small-Business owners can get big assistance from BBB

Resources are available at no charge to firm The Better Business Bureau is celebrating the growing number of small businesses in our country this week during National Small Business Week. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, 60 to 80 percent of new jobs are created by the approximately 27.2 million small businesses in the U.S. More than half of Americans are thought either to own or work for ...

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The Future of MLM is Now

Today we live in a world of huge economic uncertainty. So-called “secure careers” have left people without stable income and wondering where to turn. There are many people that are struggling, who are either in foreclosure on their home – or getting ready to face foreclosure – and relying on credit cards for every day purchases. Most of us have been told that getting a degree and working for someone else wa ...

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