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Tina Dettman-Bielefeldt column: Financing for startups still tight

6:18 PM, Jul. 10, 2013
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Recent data from the FDIC show that small-business lending has not yet recovered from the recession. So, what does that mean for businesses in the area?

Mike Hall, CPA and business consultant with QuickStart Inc., said things are getting a little better, but it's still a challenge for startups.

"If it's an existing business that has a strong track record, it will be easier to get a loan," he said. "Most lenders will take a look at the recession and make adjustments for that. Startups don't have that history to share with a lender." ...

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