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

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

Are you looking for better returns? Think about peer-to-peer lending.
Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013

Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013

Findings from Moody's Analytics shows that small-business credit quality dropped in the fourth quarter of 2012, but predicts a better outlook for 2014.
Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles

Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles

Findings from Moody's Analytics reveals that small-business credit quality weakened in the third quarter.
Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

While the SBA reports that lending was down in the second quarter, there are hopeful signs that the credit crunch is easing.
Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash

Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash

A loan that provides capital in exchange for a fixed percentage of gross monthly revenue is gaining new traction among startups. For some borrowers, it can be an attractive alternative to a traditional bank loan.

How to Raise Real Cash for Your Startup

Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readersÂ’ top questions about entrepreneurship.

How to Grow Quickly, Without Investors

Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readers’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
4 Tips for Negotiating a Personal Guarantee

4 Tips for Negotiating a Personal Guarantee

It is highly likely that you'll be asked to sign a personal guarantee to get a bank loan. Before you do, make sure you are getting the best terms possible.
Government Report Shows Downward Trend in Small Business Lending

Government Report Shows Downward Trend in Small Business Lending

Small business loans contracted last year, while large businesses secured more dollars, according to the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy.
3 Online Tools To Find Funding

3 Online Tools To Find Funding

A look at ways to find the best funding sources and tailor the options for your small business.
Is Microfinance for You?

Is Microfinance for You?

Here's how a $25 loan can change the world. (But do your homework before investing.)
Microloans Make a Macro Difference

Microloans Make a Macro Difference

A Texas businesswoman fetched the amount she needed to open an eco-friendly pet store
On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

Credit unions and the banking industry spar over the right to make loans to small businesses.
Small Businesses Borrow More, But Should They?

Small Businesses Borrow More, But Should They?

An uptick in small-business lending may mean entrepreneurs will start hiring in 2012, or they might just sit on their cash.
Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

In today's economy, debt is a four-letter word -- but it can also be essential for growing a business. Here are some options that could help boost your working capital.
Starbucks Is Into Them. But What Exactly Are CDFIs?

Starbucks Is Into Them. But What Exactly Are CDFIs?

A quick guide to Community Development Financial Institutions: How they work and whether they can help you get money to start your business.
Four Tips for Working Out Your Business Debts

Four Tips for Working Out Your Business Debts

You can get out from under that mountain of debt. Here's how to make sure your bank works for you, versus the other way around.
How to Weigh Your Options When Deciding on Financial Products

How to Weigh Your Options When Deciding on Financial Products

Household brands like Office Depot, Sam's Club and Google are offering financial products, but are they the way to go for your business?

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