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Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.
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A new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation shows that, despite massive banking industry consolidation, there are more community banks in the U.S. now than there were 30 years ago.
April 9, 2014 in Money
Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

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The online-only, peer-to-peer finance marketplace is expanding its reach.
March 20, 2014 in Money
Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.

Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.

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New York City-based OnDeck Capital launched a new loan program today that gives small-business owners access to a significant amount of cash in a flash.
February 18, 2014 in Financing
Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever

Why the Postal Service Getting Into Banking Is the Worst Idea Ever

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In a misguided attempt to help the lowest income rung, the USPS is being floated as America's next bank. That won't help anyone.
February 6, 2014 in Business Management
Warren Buffett Wants to Pay You $1 Billion for the Perfect March Madness Bracket

Warren Buffett Wants to Pay You $1 Billion for the Perfect March Madness Bracket

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How do you like odds of 1 in 9.2 quintillion? That's how likely it is to predict a flawless NCAA bracket.
January 29, 2014 in Growth Strategies
Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

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Here we go over several reasons why larger banks are starting to warm up to small-business lending again.
January 15, 2014 in Financing
A Business Plan for the Startup Economy

A Business Plan for the Startup Economy

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Access to capital is key in helping high-growth startups get off the ground and running. Here are two ways to help get them there.
November 7, 2013 in Financing
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

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As Republicans and Democrats draw battle lines in the sand, small businesses seeking capital may be left in the cold.
September 30, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes

PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes

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The online payments giant is getting into the finance market, providing access to credit based entirely on sales history – no credit check required.
September 24, 2013 in Financing
Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys

Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys

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A new report says the growth rate of lending at smaller banks surpassed that of their larger peers in the second quarter.
July 30, 2013 in Financing

Online Lending Alternatives You Shouldn't Be Ignoring

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Short and long-term online lending options could be your answer to funding your startup. Here's what you need to know about them.
July 23, 2013 in Financing
SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named

SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named

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Five months after announcing her resignation and without a successor lined up, Mills says she's leaving next month.
July 18, 2013 in Business Management

A Quick Guide to Finding a Venture Capital Match

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Looking for money to grow a company or get it off the ground? There are venture capital firms across the country eagerly seeking to fund good business ideas, but fit and size matter.
June 7, 2013 in Venture Capital
Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

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An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital.
May 13, 2013 in Financing
When Friends and Family Become Financiers

When Friends and Family Become Financiers

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Raising money from family and friends to fund a business can be a complex situation to navigate, requiring both personal trust and a professional approach.
May 4, 2013 in Ask Entrepreneur
Where Small Businesses Are Finding Money (Infographic)

Where Small Businesses Are Finding Money (Infographic)

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Securing a small-business loan has become more difficult in recent years. Here's a look at how companies are coping.
May 1, 2013 in Financing
Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

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Banks are expected to make $23.9 billion available to franchise businesses this year, according to a new report by the International Franchise Association.
April 9, 2013 in Financing
A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

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Seeds, a free mobile game, lets players build a virtual civilization while microfinancing women entrepreneurs in Kenya.
April 8, 2013 in Bank Loans and Microloans
Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

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Washington's recent efforts to protect consumers may be hampering small-business growth.
March 14, 2013 in Financing
Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

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Lending experts suggest that, finally, small-business owners and entrepreneurs can secure loans for their businesses -- if only they wanted them.
March 11, 2013 in Bank Loans and Microloans
Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders

Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders

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SoMoLend has facilitated over 100 small-business loans totaling nearly $3.5 million.
March 4, 2013 in Financing
Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

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Here is how the small-business agency is going to be affected by the $85 billion in government-spending cuts that will go into effect starting Friday.
February 28, 2013 in SBA and Government Funding
Why Peer-to-Peer Lending Could Be a Good Investment Choice

Why Peer-to-Peer Lending Could Be a Good Investment Choice

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Are you looking for better returns? Think about peer-to-peer lending.
February 25, 2013 in Investment Options
Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013

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Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.
February 5, 2013 in Startup Financing
Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013

Nervous Optimism About Capital Markets for Small Businesses in 2013

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JOBS Act could give rise to additional IPOs in the New Year.
December 28, 2012 in IPOs and DPOs

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