Taking the Pulse

At WAIN Street we’ve just released the Business Default Index (BDX) which provides a comprehensive, composite gauge of business defaults in the US. Needless-to-say, we’re excited about many things, but most importantly we believe the BDX provides a new perspective on often-ignored mid-market and small businesses. It’s enabling us to “take the pulse” and gain new insight …

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Details Matter

Since our last post on the topic, not much has changed in the debate over small business lending:  no one is sure whether it’s lack of supply or lack of demand.  The topic is important and we’ll talk more about the continued lack of consensus and how WAIN Street could be helpful to the debate …

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Money When You Don’t Need It

The irony of small business credit these days comes down to a single frustrating truth: Banks will lend you money if you don’t really need it. Since the 2008 crisis, despite well-meaning efforts from many areas of government, small business lending remains depressed. And the kicker is we still really don’t know why.

Funding For the Middle

Last Thursday the National Middle Market Summit kicked off. Bankrolled by the likes of GE Capital and Fed Ex, “Leading from the Middle” attempted to bring more visibility to the ‘mid-market companies’ defined as firms with revenues between $10 million and $1 billion. Among the A-list speakers were GE CEO and Obama ‘Jobs Czar’ Jeff …

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