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This Startup Will Give You a Loan -- But There's a Twist
Fundraising

This Startup Will Give You a Loan -- But There's a Twist

Able, the brainchild of two Harvard MBAs, requires borrowers to raise the first quarter of their loan amount from friends and family.
Michelle Goodman
Need a Loan? Let's Look at Your LinkedIn Profile First.
Young Entrepreneurs

Need a Loan? Let's Look at Your LinkedIn Profile First.

The startup Earnest, which has $15 million in financing from big-name investors, has an alternative way of determining who qualifies for a personal loan.
Michelle Goodman
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5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Steer Clear of the Debt Trap
Debt

5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Steer Clear of the Debt Trap

It's as hard to avoid borrowing money as it is to make it when you're getting started, but both are possible.
John Rampton
Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans
Franchise

Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans

Looking into buying a franchise? If you're taking out loans, avoid these big-name franchises.
Kate Taylor
Puncturing the 3 Newest Myths About Small Business Loans
Loans

Puncturing the 3 Newest Myths About Small Business Loans

A new breed of online, nonbank lenders is using innovative technology, alternative data and fresh credit models to offer financing to modest companies.
Sam Hodges
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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
Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt
Loans

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

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

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

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

Raising Money for Your Business? Consider These Tips.

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

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.
Anand Srinivasan
Don't Fall Prey to a Money-Laundering Scheme
Money Laundering

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.
Arkady Bukh
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