Small businesses are the backbone of the economy, and their success is critical to the prosperity of local communities. However, banks are getting stingy with loans, leaving small businesses struggling to find financing (one source: https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/2023-04-09/banks-are-spooked-and-getting-stingy-about-loans-and-small-businesses-are-suffering). At ELEASE, we believe that small businesses deserve better, and we are committed to providing the financing solutions they […]
We are very excited to invite our banker friends to our Tom Talk on Bankers and Brews. It should be a fun night to discuss the economic impact of craft beer and see where it takes us. There is more brewing than just beer!
Some business grow from a small one person endeavor like those we talked about who market on Edsy while others begin because someone leaves an established company because they believe they can do it better. Being a startup business, no matter how you begin, has many challenges and one of the biggest can be equipment […]
ABC News and Consumer Reports have both reported on the shift in our country of an increase in desire for American made goods. ABC’s series Made in America Christmas asked everyone to commit to spending just $64 on products made in America which could result in 200,000 new jobs. Consumer Reports National Research Center conducted […]
Many of us have mentors and some of us are mentors. Are you considered a leader in your community or industry but not a mentor yet? Have you considered being one? There are many organizations from the Small Business Association to your local chamber or networking organization that look for mentors to help new or […]