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Good news for small businesses looking for a loan–lenders have increased their loan activity. Check out this article: www.colemanpublishing.com/public.546.cfm

SBA has reported the following lenders have shown some lending activity this past month:
Wells Fargo Bank, National Association
Wachovia SBA Lending, Inc.
Vision One CU
Union Bank, N.A.
U.S. Bank National Association
Tri-Valley Bank
Superior Financial Group, LLC
Sterling Savings Bank
Sonoma Valley Bank
Santa Cruz County Bank
Safe CU
Redwood CU
Merrill Lynch Bank & Trust Co., FSB
Mechanics Bank
JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association
Innovative Bank
Community West Bank, National Association
Bank of America, National Association

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America’s ongoing fascination with reality TV also includes small business make-overs. You get a chance to see how other business owners run their business and hear advice from industry gurus on how to turn their business around.

A&E’s We Mean Business grapples with impending doom of businesses in jeopardy by showing owners how to reduce expenses, increase profits, limit liability, implement new technologies and more. You might recognize the host, Bill Rancic as a former winner of the Apprentice show. http://www.aetv.com/we-mean-business/index.jsp.

According to Entertainment Weekly, TLC has plans to launch a new series called Mom, Inc. Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos help struggling entrepreneurs.

My favorite series no longer runs but was called The Turnaround and ran on CNN. You can learn more and purchase episodes here: http://money.cnn.com/ontv/turnaround.

For those of you in the food business, there’s also Food Network TV’s Recipe for Success: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipe-for-success/index.html.

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