Small Business

Made Here: Careful financing and customer selection drive growth

Michelle Di Gangi
Small Business Banking
Jeff Lemon, CEO of Foamtec, inside his headquarters building.

Jeff researches his prospective customers carefully, choosing strong distributors who will market his products through social media, Google ads, and other means.

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U.S. Outlook: Will small business confidence ever recover?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing small business optimism trends from 1974 to 2015

The pessimism among small business owners throughout this expansion is unprecedented.

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U.S. Outlook: It’s all about the jobs

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing monthly job gains (and losses) over the past several years.

The October jobs report revealed a solid improvement in job creation from the prior two months, solidifying expectations for better economic growth in the fourth quarter.

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When concentration is a big problem for a small business

Don Mercer
Posted by Don Mercer
Small Business Banking
Male employee in a green apron sliding a pizza into the oven on a long-handled spatula.

From a lender’s perspective, 20% of total sales to a single customer of the business is a red flag.

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