Thursday, December 31, 2009

Turning the corner to a new decade

Welcome to 2010!

Happy new year!

The past decade we had our third and last child. 911 happened the same day four hours later. My wife' father passed too young. The economy crash simultaneous with the presidential elections meant our business went sideways at the end of this decade.

Now our B2B funding firm had our strongest month ever to close out the decade.

The economy isn't simply jobs or any one indicators, so I don't see a quick recovery system-wide for 3-5 years.

Despite that, opportunity abounds. Let's make this decade the most profitable ever.

Eric Standlee

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The best way to start the day

Take the 30 day challenge. Download the iPhone app or just listen daily to for 30 days and see if things don't change for the better.

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Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

Here's believing for a prosperous 2010!

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Friday, December 18, 2009

Bank Closing - RockBridge Commercial Bank, Atlanta, GA

I don't have recent numbers, but last I hears two banks ago was that the FDIC was 8 Billion in the hole. That is $8 Billion with a "b" and not in some African nation's currency totally inflated beyond belief.

Now, they must be further in the hole.

Closing banks isn't helping the business loan environment. Banks are already THE MOST regulated small business in the country. Now, they are being told to prepay FDIC insurance premiums for 3 years and if that doesn't kill them they are being told to suck up the TBTF (too big to fail) banks' failures.

On December 18, 2009, the FDIC was named as Receiver for RockBridge Commercial Bank, (CERT # 58315), Atlanta, GA by the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance. An assuming institution could not be located; therefore, the FDIC will fulfill its obligation to insured depositors by mailing checks for their insured amounts. For further information, please visit the FDIC web site: RockBridge Commercial Bank (

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Eric Standlee