Several SBA Loan Requirements Eliminated

The U.S. Small Business Administration made significant changes in qualification for SBA 504 loans. The changes include elimination of “the personal resource test” and “the nine-month rule”. These modifications mean businesses will have an easier time qualifying for SBA loans, according to a recent statement by TMC Financing. “By eliminating the nine-month rule for expenditures, businesses that have… [More…]

Striking a Good Deal Takes Chemistry

For Ralph Planzo, selling cars is a science. The former chemist is methodical, yet sensitive. And his formula works more times than not.

For Ralph Planzo, selling cars is a science. The former chemist is methodical, yet sensitive. And his formula works more times than not. Planzo, whose father owned an upholstery shop, said he never thought he would go into sales. The Springfield, Mass., native moved to the West Coast in 1950. He attended Long Beach City… [More…]

10 Cool Things to Do in Las Vegas

10 Cool Things to Do in Las Vegas

By Rich Kizer and Georganne Bender Las Vegas is our home away from home. We’re there so often it’s not unusual to hear a bellman say, “Georganne! Rich! What’s new?” We’ve seen the kid-friendly theme park Vegas; the swanky, chic, ultra-lounge Vegas; and the “Whatever happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas” Vegas. Maybe it’s breaking… [More…]