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Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club
Finance

Google Leads a $125 Million Investment in Lending Club

The peer-to-peer lending platform is now reportedly valued at $1.55 billion.
Brian Patrick Eha
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
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.
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
Tough Credit Conditions Predicted for the Remainder of 2013
Finance

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.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles
Finance

Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles

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

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.
Cheryl Winokur Munk
Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash
Finance

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.
Starting a Business

How to Raise Real Cash for Your Startup

Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readers' top questions about entrepreneurship.
Kevin Hiser
How to Grow Quickly, Without Investors
Starting a Business

How to Grow Quickly, Without Investors

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

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.
Catherine Clifford
Government Report Shows Downward Trend in Small Business Lending
Finance

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.
Catherine Clifford
3 Online Tools To Find Funding
Starting a Business

3 Online Tools To Find Funding

A look at ways to find the best funding sources and tailor the options for your small business.
Catherine Clifford