You own a small retail business and you plan major improvements to the premises. You apply for a loan at the bank you’ve been using for years. It’s the first time you’re applying for a loan but you’re not bothered by all the hand-wringing over tightening credit. All of your financial statements are in order, your checking account has a decent balance and the business is profitable.
With big banks extending fewer loans to small businesses, community banks are emerging as the best hope for these businesses as they seek credit to help them grow and expand.
Rampaging obesity and related illnesses in the African-American community have triggered calls for urgent action to halt their deadly advance.
The fight over health-care reform is one that many hope will transform the $2.6 trillion health-care industry and provide coverage to all Americans.
At CareerNation’s 2009 Africa Brain Gain Conference, two panelists representing health services organizations openly vied for the attention of a job candidate with a master’s degree in public health.
Until relatively recently, only the technologically savvy, curious and ultrasophisticated human resources professional was comfortable with online recruitment. Today, online recruiting is an indispensable tool for locating talent for every job level, with some recruiters and hiring companies relying solely on online portals.
When auto industry experts told The Network Journal in last year’s report on the industry that businesses that had the foresight to prepare for the impending economic storm stood a better chance of weathering it, their comment was as applicable to the Big Three automakers as it was to small enterprises.
One month before the National Black Chamber of Commerce opened its 17th annual convention in Washington, D.C., Harry C. Alford, the chamber’s co-founder, president and CEO, sent out an eBlast in which he promised a “scrubbing” of the Department of Transportation’s disadvantaged business enterprise program during the three days of the convention.