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Craig G. Francis

Craig G. Francis is the owner of Francis Financial and The SBA Loan Store. He has been a top producer of SBA Loans since 1981, and has worked with Dun & Bradstreet and Bank of Commerce. Craig Francis has the expertise to steer clients through the often confusing rules and regulations associated with SBA Loans, having helped over 2,000 businesses acquire over a billion dollars in loans. He can be contacted through CraigGFrancis.com,SBALoanStore.com, on LinkedIn, or at 888-666-9722.

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Obama’s Proposed Reorganization – Help or Hindrance?

| January 18, 2012 | 0 Comments
Obama’s Proposed Reorganization – Help or Hindrance?

President Barak Obama has proposed a wholesale reorganization of several government agencies that deal with various aspects of business and trade. The plan  would merge business functions of the Commerce Department with the Export-Import Bank, the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the Overseas Private Investment Corporation, the Small Business Administration and the Trade and Development […]

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A ‘Letter from a Business Owner’

| November 3, 2011 | 0 Comments
A ‘Letter from a Business Owner’

Recently one of my colleagues forwarded an email to me with a “letter” supposedly from an actual small business owner to his employees. Being cautious about forwarded material, I decided to look into it more closely and found that this “letter” has been around since mid-2009 with several different names attached to it. But just […]

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Reviewing the Small Business Lending Fund

| October 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
Reviewing the Small Business Lending Fund

The numbers are in, the “winners” have been chosen, and in this case there doesn’t even seem to be much left to shout about. After the usual hype and ballyhoo, President Obama’s much vaunted Small Business Lending Fund has ended with what Thomas K. Brown described in iStockAnalyst.com as “a thud.” Out of a total […]

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Is Unemployment Un-American?

| September 28, 2011 | 0 Comments
Is Unemployment Un-American?

Unemployment has become a major topic of concern and debate here in America. My worry is not about the people that use unemployment to get a new job or better yet use the opportunity to start a business. My fear is creating a sub-class of people that expect to be taken care of, with little […]

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Small Business Lending Fund Gains Ground – At End

| September 24, 2011 | 3 Comments
Small Business Lending Fund Gains Ground – At End

The Small Business Lending Fund, one of the major provisions of the Small Business Jobs Act that President Obama signed into law a year ago, seems to have finally picked up some steam. Since September 1, the U.S. Treasury Department has announced a total of 111 banks have received money from the fund to use […]

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New Numbers on Banks and Lending

| September 10, 2011 | 0 Comments
New Numbers on Banks and Lending

The latest numbers are out for the second quarter, and some of it is mildly encouraging – but only mildly. According to an FDIC release, banks overall reported $28.8 billion in aggregate profits for the second quarter of 2011, a $7.9 billion increase over the same period in 2010. It was also the eighth straight […]

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The Accidental Entrepreneur

| August 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
The Accidental Entrepreneur

Recently an acquaintance confided in me that he had lost his job and was having difficulty catching on in a new position. It got me to thinking about when I took the big leap from employee to entrepreneur. Now, I made my move voluntarily, but what I learned from that move can help others who […]

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