Small Business Financing

News and Articles About Small Business Financing

Chase to Give Away $3 Million in Grants in Contest for Small Businesses

The bank is looking to give 20 U.S. small businesses $150,000 in grants.

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.

5 Kinds of Crowdfunding You Never Thought Of

Nontraditional financing platforms are rapidly reducing entrepreneurs' cash squeeze while offering investors returns.

How Small Businesses Can Ease America's Job Shortage

Why the country's unemployment continues to be high and how new business startups could be the answer.

How to Build a Great Team While Keeping Costs Low

Our expert advises a reader about how to hire smart on a budget.

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.

Small Businesses Plan to Hire More Despite Bleak Jobs Picture

While business owners reported a relatively low number of job openings and many cut jobs in August, they nonetheless said they planned to increase their hiring.

U.S. Small-Business Borrowing Hits Highest Level in 6 Years

American small businesses increased their borrowing to their highest levels in six years in July, in a sign that many owners are anticipating an uptick in economic activity.

Entrepreneurs Suspect Credit-Rehab Service Misled Them

A close look into Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., a credit-management firm, has turned up troubling facts, according to a published report.

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.

Why the Fed Should Ease Up on Weak Small Banks (Opinion)

Lending to small businesses has dropped, but experts disagree on the reason.

How Dermalogica Is Giving Women Entrepreneurs a Boost

To alleviate many of the problems in the world, Dermalogica founder Jane Wurwand boldly suggests giving women entrepreneurs a hand up.

On Crowdfunding Sites, Age Doesn't Matter

Websites like Kickstarter and IndieGoGo can help young entrepreneurs lasso funding when parents and banks can't.

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.

Would Looser Investment Rules Help Small Businesses?

The SEC is forming a small-business committee to review rules that entrepreneurs say make it harder to raise money. But relaxing the rules might not be a good thing.

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