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Category Archive: Robert Blum

  1. Small Business Lending Programs Aren’t Working and Need To Change

    Pro­grams to get small busi­ness lend­ing mov­ing aren’t work­ing. Instead of a resur­gence of small busi­ness lend­ing the sit­u­a­tion is get­ting worse. Last week the Wall Street Jour­nal reported that the White House was search­ing for ways to help small busi­ness by unlock­ing frozen credit. This week CIT, the largest small busi­ness lender in the U.S., […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Credit Crisis, economy, Finance, Obama, Politics, Public Policy, Robert Blum, Small Business Lending
  2. Create Jobs Quickly By Capitalizing Small Business Lenders By Robert Blum

    In my post­ing last Fri­day with Mark Sun­shine, TARP Isn’t Work­ing For Small Busi­nesses; Two Sim­ple Solu­tions For Small Busi­ness Lend­ing, we dis­cussed the severe fund­ing stresses being faced by small and medium sized busi­ness enter­prises (“SMEs”). Unfor­tu­nately, most of the gov­ern­ment aid announced to date does not help in deploy­ing cap­i­tal to SMEs any […] [read full story]

    Posted in: Business Environment, Credit Crisis, economy, Finance, Guest Blog, Politics, Public Policy, Robert Blum, Small Business Lending
  3. TARP Isn’t Working For Small Business; Two Simple Solutions To Get Small Business Lending Going Again" rel="bookmark">TARP Isn’t Working For Small Business; Two Simple Solutions To Get Small Business Lending Going Again

    A Joint Arti­cle By Mark Sun­shine and Robert Blum   Unfor­tu­nately, the Obama Admin­is­tra­tion isn’t propos­ing much to help restart lend­ing to small and medium sized enter­prises (“SMEs”). While SME’s make up the back­bone of the U.S. econ­omy and pro­vide most of its job cre­ation, the credit cri­sis is mak­ing them eco­nomic road kill. SME’s […] [read full story]

    Posted in: BANKS, Credit Crisis, economy, Finance, Fiscal Policy, Obama, Politics, Public Policy, Robert Blum, Small Business Lending, TARP