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Venture Capital for Small Business Part 3


Should You Consider Venture Capital For Your Small Business? (Part 3) By George A. Parker For the fraction of small businesses that qualify for venture capital, this form of financing offers many advantages. Often, two of the greatest advantages are its timeliness and access to helpful non-financial assistance from the investors. These benefits can help […]

Should You Consider Venture Capital For Your Small Business? (Part 2)


Given that venture capitalists invest billions of dollars in worthy U.S. companies each year, should you consider venture capital as a viable choice for your company?   Before you spend countless hours researching answers to that question, read “Should You Consider Venture Capital for Your Small Business? (Part 1)”.  Then consider the seven characteristics below that […]

3-Part Series on Venture Capital


The Main Street Herald is proud to have as guest-author Mr. George Parker, venture capitalist.  His series will cover an important topic in small business today – the viability of venture capital for small businesses.  Enjoy! Should You Consider Venture Capital For Your Small Business? (Part 1) By George A. Parker Each year, venture capital […]

No Recession Here


While some parts of the economy are clearly being affected by the economy, others are less so.

What Small Businesses Really Need to Recover


Regulatory Roadblocks to a Recovery Until the regulators ease their underwriting criteria for new and impaired loans, small business will not get access to credit.  If a lender grants a new loan to a business with marginal credit, the regulators will immediately call for the loan to be impaired.  This has the effect of making […]

Small Business Recovery – Starts Now!


Here Comes the Small Business Recovery Better late than never, small businesses appear to be leaving the recession behind and starting on a track of slow, but steady growth.  The National Federation of Independent Businesses’ (“NFIB”) latest survey results show the optimism index flat, but up off the 1Q09 bottom.  The stabilization in small business […]

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