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Why Small Businesses Are Turning to Online Lenders
Lending

Why Small Businesses Are Turning to Online Lenders

Online lenders are attractive because business owners know time, not money, is their most precious resource.
Scott Shane
Big Funds Pour Money Into Online Lending
Trends

Big Funds Pour Money Into Online Lending

Watch out. Interest from institutional investors is heating up.
Ari Levy
Replace the SBA's Outdated 7(a) Loan Program
Lending

Replace the SBA's Outdated 7(a) Loan Program

Like a Cuban taxi driver, the SBA is making due with a 1950s-era model in 2015.
Scott Shane
Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan
Loans

Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan

The reason may be due to uncertainties caused by the financial crisis and how home values have fallen so much.
Kate Rogers
5 Tips for Using Credit Wisely to Boost Holiday Sales
Credit

5 Tips for Using Credit Wisely to Boost Holiday Sales

Done prudently, helping customers to buy now and pay later is a sound strategy for maximizing sales.
Steve Allocca
Are You Ready to Pitch Investors for Funding?
Pitching

Are You Ready to Pitch Investors for Funding?

As many entrepreneurs know, securing funding for new business ventures can be a very difficult endeavor. So, when seeking funding for your company, make sure you are prepared.
Stan Bril
Need a Bank Loan? The 3 Big Obstacles for Small-Business Owners.
Bank Loans

Need a Bank Loan? The 3 Big Obstacles for Small-Business Owners.

Banks are still struggling to return to the small-business market Here's what you need to know.
7 Steps to a Finance-Centered Business Plan
Business Plans

7 Steps to a Finance-Centered Business Plan

If your startup calls for financing to get off the ground, follow this list to impress potential investors and lenders.
Adam Toren
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions
Startup Financing

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
Kari Luckett
Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels
Lending

Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

Despite the recent rise in the number of small business loans, small business lending still has not returned to their highs.
Scott Shane
Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition
Financing

Lending Club's New Front: Loans for Braces and Your Kid's Kindergarten Tuition

The peer-to-peer lending site announced today that, with its acquisition of Springstone Financial, it would be expanding its reach in consumer finance.
Catherine Clifford
Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.
Finance

Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

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.
Catherine Clifford
Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending
Finance

Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

The online-only, peer-to-peer finance marketplace is expanding its reach.
Catherine Clifford
Get a $250,000 Loan in 24 Hours. But Beware, It's Expensive.
Cash Flow Center

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

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.
Catherine Clifford