Small Business Finance — Why Aren’t Banks Lending?

According to Mark Sunshine, many successful small business owners are wondering why they aren’t invited to the Fed’s “low interest rate party.” He provides five major reasons why good borrowers with plenty of cash-flow, net worth and collateral have a tough time finding bank loans.

Small Businesses Leading Nation’s Economic Recovery

The economic environment is turning around for America’s small businesses despite some lingering challenges from the recession, according to a new report by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy.

Sectors Offer a Mixed Bag of Opportunity

To launch the new year, we asked Rosenthal & Rosenthal’s James Occhiogrosso to take a look at borrower sectors that rely on factoring and asset-based financing in this, ABF Journal’s first ever Specialty Lending Forecast. While certain sectors offer opportunity, all require diligence and in some cases, patience.