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Owner Beware: Tax Gimmicks Can Hinder Financing Options

Owner Beware: Tax Gimmicks Can Hinder Financing Options

NSBA partner Dealstruck outlines the problems in utilizing too many tax deductions and potentially showing a zero income—something that could seriously hinder a small-business owner’s ability to garner financing.

House Bill Introduced to Modernize SBA Loan Process

Last week, House Small Business Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-Mo.) introduced legislation to simplify the loan application process for SBA loans by mandating they allow the use of e-signature and electronic records.

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House Hearing with SBA Administrator

Last week, the House Committee on Small Business held a hearing on the SBA examining its ability to most effectively benefit America’s small businesses and bolster their role in the economy – the sole witness was Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet.

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Congress Returns with a Full Legislative Plate

When Congress returns to Washington, D.C. next week, there are several must-pass pieces of legislation awaiting them, including appropriations bills, reauthorization of Ex-Im Bank, tax extenders, the internet tax moratorium, and much more.

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NSBA Economic Report: Small-Business Hiring Improves

NSBA today released the 2014 Mid-Year Economic Report which shows positive gains in revenues and hiring as well as improved economic outlook and confidence among America’s small-business owners.

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Government Contracts and the Need for Working Capital

Government contractors often face financial strains due to payment delays, making short-term financing helpful, but it is important to understand all of your options.

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Earlier this week, NSBA held its annual Small Business Washington Presentation in Washington, D.C. where members heard from SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet, attended a Congressional Breakfast and much more.

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SBA Administrator Outlines New Credit Scoring Model

Yesterday, SBA Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet outlined a new credit scoring model for all SBA loans up to $350,000 with the aim of streamlining SBA loans and bringing more banks into the fold.

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NSBA Supply Chain Survey – Your Responses Needed

NSBA is urging all members to take a few moments today to complete the Small Business Supply Chain survey which will take no more than five minutes of your time.

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NSBA President Speaks to NY Fed on Small Biz Lending

Last week, NSBA President Todd McCracken served as the closing commenter for summit held by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (New York Fed)  on the state of small business lending.

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