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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.
Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan.
Who Is the Right Investor for You? That Depends on Where You Are Now.

Who Is the Right Investor for You? That Depends on Where You Are Now.

There are five stages of new ventures. Each one will determine who you should seek funding from.
Obama's Student Loan Measure: What You Should Know.

Obama's Student Loan Measure: What You Should Know.

President Obama has signed an executive order to expand eligibility for income-based repayment plans.
Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.

Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.

Being savvy about your time and money can maximize your resources as you bootstrap your business.
Paying Monthly Bills Before the Company Has Earned a Dime

Paying Monthly Bills Before the Company Has Earned a Dime

How do you survive in a startup's infancy before there's a sale or even a product? See what these nine entrepreneurs did.
Don't Fall Prey to a Money-Laundering Scheme

Don't Fall Prey to a Money-Laundering Scheme

Access to capital can pose a challenge ot many a new business. Make sure you obtain financing from legitimate sources.
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.
How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

How Do I Build a Business Plan? (Infographic)

Take a look at this infographic for tips on how to write a great business plan.
Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App

Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App

You have a great idea for an app, but how do you find the funds you need to develop it?
Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital

Why You Need to Think Twice About Seeking Venture Capital

Entrepreneurs seek venture capital, even though it is financially unattractive. Think twice about jumping in. The water is deep.
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.
Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

Nabbing money from outside investors isn't the only way your startup can scale. Here are three other ways to fund your company.
Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital

Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital

It's a fact: You need money to start and grow your business. Here's the problem most entrepreneurs face when it comes to capital.
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.
How to Avoid the Most Depressing Sentence in All of Franchising

How to Avoid the Most Depressing Sentence in All of Franchising

The path to owning a franchise can come with many disappointments, but none as great as this one.
Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

Why the SBA Should Be Abolished

Perhaps there was a time when the Small Business Administration served a purpose for businesses, but that time has passed, writes Ray Hennessey.
Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves

Most Students Now Pay for College Themselves

Some 80 percent of college students chip in for their education. There is one thing, however, that mom and dad are still paying for.

Look at Problems From an Outsider's POV and 4 More Business Tips From the Week

Read about how to stay calm in a crisis, respond to negative comments, handle things personally and more.

New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches

President Obama is expected to sign a new student loan bill into law today. While it stands to reduce costs for many in the near term, students could face higher costs down the road.

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.
U.S. Consumer Getting Stronger, Loan Delinquencies Continue to Fall

U.S. Consumer Getting Stronger, Loan Delinquencies Continue to Fall

U.S. consumers continued to pay down debt in the first quarter of 2013 as household wealth rose above its pre-recession peak.
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.
Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

The peer-to-peer lending platform is now reportedly valued at $1.55 billion.

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