Category Archives: Borrowing

The Lender of the Pack: How to Hunt for Business Loans Like an Alpha Dog

The search for a loan is a critical tactic in your business plan. There is a right way to secure business financing that will preserve your lending relationships, maximize your borrowing effectiveness and promote business growth. Be a more durable … Continue reading

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Impress Your Lender With Organized Financial Reporting

Bookkeeping and accounting services exist for the sole purpose of working with financial records. Business executives and owners can leverage their expertise to promote a better business life. The great thing about organized financial records and professional financial statements is … Continue reading

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary of ProBorrower

Wow, how the time flies!  Today marks a significant milestone in the life of this blog with the 75th post.  I’m a sucker for nostalgia as much as the next person so let’s take a look at the most popular … Continue reading

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Give me Borrowing Discipline or Give me Death!

Was Patrick Henry right?   Was he a drama queen or passionate patriot?  What’s the big deal about liberty anyway?  EVERYTHING! Our founding fathers can teach us a thing or two about borrowing money. The masses can enjoy increased liberty … Continue reading

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How is your Business Borrowing Fitness?

The business borrowing process looks like an Olympic bar bell.  One end is heavily weighted with borrowing preparation and the other end with servicing the loan after closing.  Lift these correctly and you will have a successful borrowing experience.  Lift … Continue reading

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Borrowing Money From Parents for MBA: Good Credit Risk?

Hey dad, can I borrow $150,000 to get my MBA? I can only imagine the reaction from my dad if I asked that question 20 years ago.  What’s the matter kid, did you lose your mind? Bloomberg/Business Week had an … Continue reading

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Debt Recon May 7, 2011: How the borrowing terrain changed

A quick scan of the borrowing terrain reveals some interesting changes for borrowers.  How will you adapt? WSJ and others reported The Dodd-Frank rule writing committees have been busy with over 3 million words drafted so far and the bureaucrats … Continue reading

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Borrowing Recon April 29: How the terrain changed for borrowers

As I look through the binoculars of a borrower at the economic terrain significant changes have happened over the last week.  These events will have a big impact on the availability of loan funds and the way borrowers and lenders … Continue reading

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U.S Borrowing Mess and Standard and Poor’s Negative Credit Outlook

What does one of the most well known credit rating agencies believe is important when evaluating a borrower? Consider the opinion of Standard and Poor’s about The United States’ creditworthiness and how it changed today from stable to a negative … Continue reading

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The Hamlet Method of Borrowing Money: To be or not to be the first offerer

To reveal your position first or not to reveal; that is the borrower’s big question. WSJ had an interesting article by Mike Michalowicz who argued that the shrewd negotiator offers first and reveals their bargaining position.  In other words, be … Continue reading

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