NASE Blogs

Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Posted by Molly Nelson - According to this article in BusinessWeek, despite the economic downturn, many community banks are reporting an increase in loans and credit lines to small businesses. Community banks are generally defined as banks with less than $10 billion in assets.  In a recent meeting on promoting economic recovery before the House Committee on Small Business, Paul Merski of the Independent Community Bankers of America testified "that community banks make 20% of all small-business loans, even though they represent only about 12% of all bank assets. Furthermore, he said that about 50% of all small-business loans under ...
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Posted by Maureen Petron - It's exciting, but an awful lot of work! The NASE is starting groups on Linked In and FaceBook and getting this blog started, and setting up Twitter accounts (follow me - maureenpetron). And it's fun and exciting stuff. But, man!, does it take a lot of work to create! Hoping it'll all be worth it, and our hunch that NASE Members and micro-business owners like yourself will want to network with each other and the association. So what are you waiting for?! Join us!
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Posted by Keith Hall - I totally love being self employed.  My co-workers and I just spent several hours working on the details for seminars in nine cities over two weeks solely to help micro business owners.  Its one of those things that will be really exhausting but I know we are making a real difference and that feels good.  Its Saturday and we are working.  Just like every micro business owner that we are trying to help.  Saturday is just another work day.  Love being self employed.