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Multifunding_Slingshot_buscards_AVERY_BACK_PRINT READYOur blog, The Slingshot Café, is where CEO Ami Kassar gives valuable insights on the current small business trends and how they can impact your business. Read through our blog to learn more about small business loans, financing options and more.

 

Reflections on the Small Business Lending Market

Posted on: May 09, 2011

Last week, we published our First Quarterly Lending Snapshot. We shared lots of numbers and data to offer our sense of what’s happening in the small business lending market. In this post, I would like to add my two cents about what we’re seeing in the market, and offer some explanation about some of the

“Collateral Crisis” Creates Unprecedented Divide Among Small Business Owners

Posted on: May 05, 2011

  MultiFunding’s National Small Business Lending Snapshot Results First Quarter 2011   This report is a summary of key findings from MultiFunding’s First Quarter National Lending Snapshot.  The objective of the study is to determine amongst small business owners looking for loans in today’s market – what loan types they qualify for and what interest

JP Morgan Chase – Suspect on Small Business

Posted on: April 27, 2011

Good Morning America – I was happy to wake up to some very exciting news this morning.  JP Morgan Chase, which is holding approximately ONE TRILLION dollars of our collective deposits – is going to increase its loans to small businesses this year to $12 billion dollars (up from $10 billion last year).  They are also touting that they have

Don’t Get Tricked At The Business Loan Closing Table

Posted on: April 26, 2011

Getting a Business Loan is not an easy task.  The process can often get emotional, and it’s easy to get confused and not really understand what you are agreeing to. (I am just as guilty – one time I leased a car and thought I had agreed to a three year lease, but it was

MegaBanks Are Holding Onto Our Money

Posted on: April 23, 2011

I want to commend Colin Barr of Fortune for his post this week, MegaBanks Swimming In Cash:  http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2011/04/21/stingy-megabanks-swimming-in-cash.  This is the first post I’ve read in a long time where a reporter managed to dig under the cover of the big banks’ fancy public relations departments and convoluted reporting of their financial metrics to uncover

Had Some April Fools Fun With One of Our Lenders Today

Posted on: April 01, 2011

Attention all Americans: Please Place Your Bets

Posted on: March 29, 2011

I would like to propose a hypothetical test – to determine where entrepreneurial effort, energy and effort are best focused.  Please share your comments about which group of entrepreneurs you would invest in and why. Each group is comprised of 100 bright, ambitious, well educated, hungry and eager entrepreneurs. Group A is called the “think

What is your business “type”?

Posted on: March 25, 2011

I think it’s time that the small business community develops some categories, or types of businesses – and makes certain that there is an appropriate debt and equity structure ecosystem around them to support each of them. The two categories of businesses I hear about most commonly are “venture backed” and “lifestyle businesses”.  The definition

What’s Your Goal ?

Posted on: March 21, 2011

I often get asked the question “Ami, what is your goal for MultiFunding?”  People want to know “how big” I want the company to be, who do I think will “buy it” one day, is this a “lifestyle business”, or do I “want to take it public one day?”  My answer is that our goal

Pulse on the Small Business Lending Market – March Reflections

Posted on: March 13, 2011

At MultiFunding we have the unique opportunity to listen to the stories of dozens of small business owners each week, and hear the current challenges they are facing in their businesses.  These folks come from a cross section of industries, and all geographic regions across the United States.  Trends and patterns evolve from these calls.