What do pilgrims have to do with entrepreneurs, muses business owner "Brad." Taking a few liberties with history on Thanksgiving Day, he offers his thoughts of thanks, tying that first thanksgiving in 1621 to today's small business owners.
The Wells Fargo bank scandal includes thousands of small businesses, says U.S. Senator David Vitter (R-Louisiana). Wells is the second largest U.S. bank by assets, eclipsed only by Chase Bank, and is the largest participant in the SBA (7a) loan program.
Nichola Russell, a South Carolinian who recently started a small online business that she thought would be doing great if it grossed $12,000 a year, found grief right from the start in government paperwork, rules, regulations, fees and taxes.
A recent study of entrepreneurs shows a large discrepancy between the sexes in the quantity and quality of their loans, appearing to put women at a considerable disadvantage in the pursuit of their business.