Tag Archives: Commerical business loans

The Best Strategies for Purchasing a Franchise

By: Steve Barry ~ Assistant Vice President, Commercial Banking   Whether you’re buying a brand new franchise, or purchasing an existing one, you need to carefully weigh your options and be diligent in knowing every aspect of your franchise agreement to ensure it is the best business strategy for you.  In today’s economy, new small […]

Are banks lending? Understanding the current financial environment

After the economic downfall five years ago, lending regulations have become markedly tighter, allowing only the most highly qualified business applicants to get access to money. This has been toughest, perhaps, on small businesses struggling to fund much-needed growth. Where does that leave all the small businesses that, without funding, can’t keep up with the […]