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

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

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

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.
Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

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

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

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.
Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

Google-Backed Lending Club Moves Into Business Lending

The online-only, peer-to-peer finance marketplace is expanding its reach.
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.

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

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

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.
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

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

Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

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

A Business Plan for the Startup Economy

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.
Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

Government Shutdown Would Close Pipelines of Credit to Main Street Businesses

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

PayPal to Give Small Businesses Access to Working Capital in Minutes

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

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

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

Online Lending Alternatives You Shouldn't Be Ignoring

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

SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named

Five months after announcing her resignation and without a successor lined up, Mills says she's leaving next month.

A Quick Guide to Finding a Venture Capital Match

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.
Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital.
When Friends and Family Become Financiers

When Friends and Family Become Financiers

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.
Where Small Businesses Are Finding Money (Infographic)

Where Small Businesses Are Finding Money (Infographic)

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

Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession

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

A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending

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

Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

Washington's recent efforts to protect consumers may be hampering small-business growth.
Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

Lending experts suggest that, finally, small-business owners and entrepreneurs can secure loans for their businesses -- if only they wanted them.

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