Small Business Finance Institute, Inc. (SBFI) offers resources to commercial lenders to meet the challenges of client financing, industry changes and career advancement. In today’s changing economic conditions, evolving financial sector and competitive business, meeting our own standards will require extraordinary effort.
SBFI provides commercial lenders with curated list of leading books that provide context and tutorials helpful to succeed in this business. Our Financials-Bookstore offers readers access to recommended books directly in Amazon.com ® where books may be selected for purchase with your account their.
What’s helpful to most readers is to consider the insight and views of previous readers who are willing to share their impressions and opinion about a particular title. Book reviews have long been the best way to guide others to publications with confidence that their time and investment will be rewarded with the content they seek.
How would you like to write a book review for us?
SBFI offers book review pages as a forum for interested professionals to share their impressions about books they’ve read with thousands of commercial lenders who receive our publication. By writing book reviews, you’ll be able to advise an interested readership on subjects that are mutually important.
Let us know if you’re interested. Read our book review contributor guidelines below or download them here.
Book reviews will be considered for publications about a broad range of financial topics that are pertinent to commercial lenders, whether or not they are presently on our book lists. Reviews must meet specific criteria:
- Articles need to say something. If it’s not something new, at least don’t make the same argument for the 5th time. Accentuate your review of the subject book from your perspective as a person connected in some form to the commercial lending sector.
- The articles cannot be advertorials. Nothing turns off interested readers faster than an article written by you about you. If you’ve really got something to say about a subject book, readers will notice you. If you take issue with the writer or the book’s subject in your review, you better really be the expert, because you may get challenged by other readers.
- Your previously published work is not allowed on these pages. If you’re interested in refreshing or updating previously posted reviews, we will consider them on a case by case basis, depending on age and the extent of your revisions.
- These articles should be minimum 250, maximum 700 words in length. Longer articles should be cleared with publisher.
- Articles should be prepared in an MS WORD document and forwarded to .
- Title of article is generally limited to 50 characters.
- All contribute articles will be reviewed for conforming grammatical style, accuracy to the extent possible, and appropriateness. Contributors should avoid personal references to other parties, negative or inflammatory topics or comments, and derogatory or profane language.
- All articles will be published with the comment window open. Contributors are welcome to answer any critique you get directly through these commentary spaces.
- All publications should be exclusive to SBFI for at least 30 days, without prior publication. Contributors acknowledge that their submissions imply that SBFI are granted the full publication rights without compensation to the contributor, and also any further use of work at the discretion of SBFI.
- Review contributors may offer a 2-3 line bio at the end of each article, naming their business or employer with a hyperlink. Regular contributors (minimum one review/month) will be featured with a dedicate biographical page to be published with additional information about the person or business.
- Whether and when to use contributed reviews shall be the sole decision of the publisher.
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