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Online Lending: Market Disrupter or Late Cycle Dealmaking?
12/16/2015  Restaurant Finance Monitor

The State of Online Marketplace Lending

Why We Should Clone America’s Small Business Administration
11/13/2015     Business Review Weekly

Playing to Your Strengths — Opportunities for Regional Banks to Build Better Lending Portfolios

Just How Alternative are Today’s Online Marketplace Lenders?

Why Australia Needs a Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights

The SBA Loan Guarantee Program: Technology And The 21st Century

“This is not your father’s SBA”: An Interview with Small Business Finance Expert Charles Green

Prosper Loans vs. Credit Cards: Two Options for Covering Small-Business Startup Costs
8/6/2015 Nerd Wallet


Popular SBA Program Likely to be Capped at $23.5B in 2016
7/29/2015  Scotsman Guide

Funding Restored for SBA 7(a) Loan Program
7/28/2015   Scotsman Guide

SBA Hits Cap on Most Popular Commercial Loan Program
07/23/2015  Scotsman Guide

Going Online for a Small-Business Loan? Focus on the APR
07/8/2015  Nerd Wallet

Why Personal Credit Scores Can Be Misleading When Measuring Business Creditworthiness

Active on Twitter? Kabbage Just Might Lend You More Cash
4/27/2015  Nerd Wallet

Entrepreneurship Is Suffering, Here is How Access to Capital Can Help

Testing the Waters–Again
1/2/2015  Scotsman Guide


Small Business Financing: The State of Regulation

Where to Go When The Bank Says No to Small Business Finance

This Startup Will Give You a Loan — But There’s a Twist

Creativity, Alternative Lenders, And Small Business Financing

Interview with Jim Beach, School for Startups Radio

Small Business Capital is Available-But it Will Cost You

UK Forces Banks to Work With Alternative Lenders. Is US Next

Neither Banks Nor Borrowers Know What They Don’t Know

You Want a Small Business Loan for What?

Interview with Joe Moss/On The Money
06/25/2014 BusinessRadioX

The Banker’s Guide to New Small Business Finance
06/24/2014  Business Fuel Podcast #80

Neither Banks Nor Borrowers Know What They Don’t Know
06/23/20614  Deseret News

Common Mistakes Business Owners Make That Make Borrowing Difficult

Common Mistakes Business Owners Make That Make Borrowing Difficult

The Coleman Report’s Memo to Well’s Fargo

The Customer is #1? Really?

Transformation Starts at the Top/Podcast #69

What’s The Holdup Confirming Up Contreras-Sweet?

Do You Really Have the Customer’s Interest at Heart?

Small Business Financing is Available, Just Not Where You’re Looking
01/22/2014  The Finance Institute/blog

Main Street and Wall Street Are Not on the Same Street


The New Entrepreneur: Odyssey for a Dream

Startup Basic Course Highlights Challenges
11/16/13 Herald-Tribune  Read Article

Capital Hill Showdown Shuts Down the SBA

Small Business Financing is Available, Just Not Where You’re Looking

Another, Faster Way for Loans to be Approved, or Not
09/22/2013  Herald-Tribune

What Do You Think? Should the SBA Be Abolished?

Should the Small Business Administration Be Abolished?
09/06/2013  Deseret News

Construction Loans are Picking Up Again
07/17/2013  Cherokee Scout

Dreams and Risk Converge at the Construction Site
07/15/2013  Herald-Tribune

With Affordable Care Act, Do You Win or Lose?
07/08/2013  Herald-Tribune

To Head Off Loan Rejection, Take Charge of Process
06/03/2103  Herald-Tribune 

SBA Loan Process Goes Digital and Cut Some Fees
05/22/2013  The Network Journal

Starved for Cash, Main Street Turns to Alternative Lenders
03/20/2013  Read Article

5 Ways to Fund Your Small Business
03/12/2013  Kiplinger

Leverage Your Business Development Reach
01/28/2013 Coleman Report

Financing: From DIY to the Bank
01/07/2013  BOA Small Business Community


Writing Your SBA Credit Loan Box Policy
12/24/2012  Coleman Report

Two Types of Business Loans Outside the Bank
12/05/2012  FoxBusiness

Creative Financing Grow in Popularity
12/03/2012  Entrepreneur Magazine

Charles Green to Speak at Start-Up Bootcamp
11/10/2012  Kingonomics

Underwriting Borrower Projections
11/05/2012  Coleman Report

Navigating the SBA Loan Process: Q&A with Charles Green
11/3/2012   Apple Capital Group

Navigating the SBA Loan Process
11/02/2012  BOA Small Business Community

Calculating Borrower Global Cash Flow
10/01/2012  Coleman Report

Go With the Flow
08/31/2012  Atlanta Business Chronicle

Franchising is Safer for Lenders and Entrepreneurs
7/18/2012 Huffington Post

Interview with Bernie Wolford, Buckingham Business Review, Segment 4
07/16/2012  Watch at Buckingham Business Review

Interview with Bernie Wolford, Buckingham Business Review, Segment 3
07/10/2012  Watch at Buckingham Business Review

What You Need to Know to Underwriter Franchise Loans
07/09/2012  Coleman Report

Interview with Bernie Wolford, Buckingham Business Review, Segment 2
06/27/2012  Watch at Buckingham Business Review

Interview with Bernie Wolford, Buckingham Business Review, Segment 1
06/25/2012  Watch at Buckingham Business Review

Program Delivers Capital for Small Business
06/24/2012  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Funding Isn’t Always Going to Be Cash
06/23/2012  M.O./

Interview with Lee Kantor, DeKalb Chamber’s “Building Capacity Series”
06/23/2012  Business RadioX

SBA’s Rules Make Small Loans Attainable for Most
06/20/2012  Cherokee Scout

New Rules Get Small Loans Flowing Again
06/18/2012  Herald-Tribune

New Rules Get Small Commercial Loans Back on Track

Underwriting Business Acquisition Loans
06/11/2012  Coleman Report

Improve Vendor Relations and the Bottom Line
06/01/2012  American Express Global Payments

Managing Third Party Originator Relationships
03/19/2012  Coleman Report

Digital Age Lending Embraces Old-Time Principles

Finance Your Business Without the Crutch of Real Estate Inflation
02/14/2012  Small Business Trends Radio

Commercial Mortgage Bankers Are Doing Deals
02/01/2012  Huffington Post 

Small Business Loans: How They Work And What You Should Know
01/24/2012  International Business Times

Interview with Caz Taylor & Ruben Garcia, SBA Radio, Segment 1

Interview with Caz Taylor & Ruben Garcia, SBA Radio, Segment 2

Interview With Nicole Fende, The Numbers Whisperer

Interview With Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist

Amazing Entrepreneur Contest for Gwinnett County Small Business Owners
01/10/2012  Small Business Tools

Interview With Peter McClellan

Interview With Barbara Weltman


Interview with Annemarie Cross, The Ambitious Entrepreneur
12/26/2011  WebTalkRadio

Amazing Entrepreneur Contest for Gwinnett County Small Business Owners

Get Creative to Finance Business Real Estate
12/07/2011  Small Business Authority

OIG Audit Touts 40% Error Rate
12/05/2011  Coleman Report

Interview with Eric Dye
12/05/2011  Entrepreneur Podcast Network

Interview with Colethea Jenkins, Build, Grow & Enjoy

Business Outlays for Vets Often Hidden
11/07/2011  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Yelton Joins TAB Bank
10/21/2011 MarketWatch  World Leasing News

Yelton Joins TAB Bank
10/21/2011 CFA Secured Lender Reuters  MarketWired  Retail Banking

How Cain’s 9-9-9- Plan Could Slam Small Business
10/18/2011 Inc. Magazine

How to Beat the Defensive Pricing Game
10/11/2011  Inc. Magazine

Make Your Credit Policy SBA Compliant
09/26/2011  Coleman Report

Obama Unveils Jobs Plan
09/09/2011  Inc. Magazine

For Small Business, Projections Must Be Accurate, and Credible
08/22/2011  Herald-Tribune

Dekalb County Small Business Summit
08/18/2011  Dekalb Chamber of Commerce

Lender “Screws Up,” Others Can Learn From Its Mistakes
08/17/2011  Huffington Post

How Bankers and SBA Look at Projected Income
08/15/2011  Herald-Tribune

How Will the Debt Deal Affect Your Business?

How You Will Benefit From the Debt Deal
08/02/2011  Inc. Magazine

Interview with Karen Rands, the Compassionate Capitalist
07/22/2011  BlogTalk Radio

Interview with Tim Morrison, Write Here, Write Now
07/12/2011  Business RadioX 

New Rules of Getting a Small Business Loan
06/29/2011  Inc. Magazine

Small Business: Landing a Loan in a Tight Economy
06/13/2011 Newsday

Interview with

What to Do If You Can’t Make Your SBA Loan Payments

Failing Business, Rising Debt: When to Give Up

Interview with Colethea Jenkins, Build, Grow & Enjoy
05/19/2011  BlogTalk Radio

Charles Green Featured in Sarah Larson Lecture Series
04/27/2011  Georgia Perimeter College

Entrepreneurs Are Stopped Cold For Lack of Skin in the Game
04/18/2011  Huffington Post

Bankers Grab Your Collateral When You Default
04/07/2011  Huffington Post

Loan Officers Decide on Character and Credit
04/04/2011  Herald-Tribune

Lenders Want Collateral to Finance Your Business
03/30/2011  Cherokee Scout

Skin-and Flesh, Blood and Bones-in Game
03/28/2011  Herald-Tribune

How to Get a Small Business Bank Loan
03/24/2011  Huffington Post

Bankers Want Financial Projections to Approve Loans
03/16/2011  Cherokee Scout

Art and Science of Convincing Lenders
03/14/2011  Herald-Tribune

Interview with Tawana Black, Business in Black
03/11/2011  KISS-104

Interview with Al Burroughs

Small Business Financing Conference Set
02/23/2011  Atlanta Daybook

Small Business Financing Conference

Second Stepping Up To Business Conference Comes to Atlanta

Is Debt Good For Your Business?

With US Debt at $14 Trillion, Memory of Treasury Secretary Invoked

Dennis Lockhart to Address Forum on Managing Public Debt
02/03/2011  Atlanta Daybook

Obama’s Job Creation Plan and Business Growth Coincide at Exporting
01/30/2011  Huffington Post

Classes Teach Financial Ropes
01/30/2011  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Small Business Financing Conference Set
01/26/2011  Atlanta Daybook

Interview with Dawn Ely, Corporate Conversations
01/25/2011  Business RadioX

SBFI Seeks to Improve Business Owner Financial Literacy
01/23/2011  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Interview with Bernie Wolford, Accelerator Avenue
01/21/2011  Business RadioX

The Advantage of Refinancing Business Debt
01/14/2011  Small Business Authority

2010 & Earlier

Fmr. Banker Launches Enterprise to Improve Entrepreneur Financial Skills
12/15/2010 Coleman Report

New Statewide Non-Profit Helps Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

SBFI Seeks to Help Small Business Owners Financial Literacy
12/10/2010  Atlanta Business Chronicle

Guaranteed Lending Will Be the New Norm
12/08/2010  Atlanta

Loan Program Gets a Raise
10/31/2010  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Larger Loans May Help Out Local Businesses
10/27/2010  Cherokee Scout

Interview with Carrie Tegeder
08/04/2010  Business RadioX

SBA Loans Plummet After Stimulus Breaks Expire
07/09/2010  Washington Business Journal

Interview with Steve Gross, The Gross Reality
06/30/2010 (Archive Removed)

Intrigued by Atlanta, Estonian Official to Return

Owners, Bankers Sold on Loan Plan
01/29/2010  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Small Firms on Reed’s To-Do List
01/29/2010  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Swiss Solutions on Georgia Transport Woes to be Presented at Forum

Swiss Have the Right Idea for Business
11/23/2009  Atlanta Business Chronicle

WCC to Shine Global Spotlight on Atlanta
11/11/2009  Atlanta Business Chronicle

How to Raise Millions for Your Business
07/20/09     Annona Enterprises

Can Your Business Still Land a Loan?
07/09/2009  Entrepreneur Magazine

Small Business Find it Tough to Borrow
7/7/2009  Atlanta Regional Commission

Small Businesses Find it Tough to Borrow
07/07/2009  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Rising Rates Put Hold on Housing Revival
06/06/2009  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Fair Value: Change in Mark to Market Accounting Rules is Drawing Both Concerns and Question Marks?
04/23/2009  Business2Business Magazine

What Bankers Want?
02/16/2009  Business2Business Magazine

What Do Bankers Think?
02/05/2009  Business2Business Magazine

Show Us the Money
11/11/2008  Business2Business Magazine

Changes Abound
11/02/2008  Atlanta Journal Constitution

Does the SBA Have a Dime to Spare?

Reaction Time-During Slowdown Small Businesses Can Make Major Gains 
03/17/2008  Atlanta Business Chronicle

Credit Crunch Should Have Zero Impact on Loans 
11/05/2007  Atlanta Business Chronicle

Georgia Business Leaders Cheer Rise in Minimum Wage
7/24/2007  Business For a Fair Minimum Wage

Where to Turn for a Small Business Loan
07/01/2007  Success Magazine

Atlanta Bank Reaching Out to Int’l Newcomers

Big Growth for Little Banks 
04/01/2007  Business2Business Magazine

Contributions to Inc. Magazine’s Encyclopedia of Business Terms

Banking and Loans

Closely-Held Corporations

Credit Evaluation and Approval

Loan Proposals

What You Need to Know About Making a Personal Guarantee

About SBFI In the News

SBFI managing director Charles H. Green has been an information source for media outlets for many years and has been interviewed for answers, reaction and commentary about issues related to small business capital, business lending and banking. Links to many of these interviews and other articles about SBFI are found on this page.

The Small Business Finance Institute was founded to provide sound and principled information and development resources to support and promote the business lending industry and its participants. We advocate for responsible distribution of credit capital through proven strategies utilizing time-tested, regulatory compliant practices, which inures to the benefit of all stakeholders.

Our Mission is to foster a stronger, more profitable and responsive small business capital marketplace through better information, training, and mobility for individual business lenders.

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