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Finance

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.
Ryan Himmel
SBA Chief Karen Mills Leaving With No Replacement Named
Growth Strategies

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.
Catherine Clifford
Finance

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
Finance

Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

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

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)
Finance

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.
Kathleen Davis
Lending to Franchises Reaches the Highest Level Since the Recession
Finance

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.
Catherine Clifford
A Mobile Game That Enables Real-World Microlending
Finance

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.
Michelle Goodman
Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)
Finance

Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

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

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.
Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders
Finance

Online Platform Connects Entrepreneurs with Local Lenders

SoMoLend has facilitated over 100 small-business loans totaling nearly $3.5 million.
Michelle Goodman
Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA
Finance

Sequester Countdown: What's in Store for the SBA

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.
Catherine Clifford
Why Peer-to-Peer Lending Could Be a Good Investment Choice
Finance

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

Are you looking for better returns? Think about peer-to-peer lending.
J.D. Roth
Kauffman Foundation's State of Entrepreneurship: A Hopeful Outlook for 2013
Starting a Business

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

Industry watchers are hopeful that entrepreneurship is on the rise.
Cheryl Winokur Munk