Small Business Lending The latest news, videos, and discussion topics on Small Business Lending en-us Copyright 2014 Inc., All rights reserved. (webmaster) 5 Business Tue, 27 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT Credit Unions Are Increasingly Business Friendly Credit unions, long an alternative to banks for individual customers, are keenly interested in small business lending. Tue, 27 May 2014 18:00:00 GMT Daniel Carlsson Veterans: 3 Ways to Minimize the Risks of Buying a Franchise Owning a franchise can be an appealing option for men and women returning from military service. Here's some advice on what should be considered beforehand. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 14:30:00 GMT Joel Libava 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. Wed, 04 Sep 2013 13:15:00 GMT Ray Hennessey Loan Market Remains Weak Amid Small-Business Struggles Findings from Moody's Analytics reveals that small-business credit quality weakened in the third quarter. Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:00:00 GMT Cheryl Winokur Munk Insider's Guide to How to Fund Your Startup How you fund your startup will play a deciding role in the company you build. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 06:00:00 GMT Vanessa Richardson 4 Mistakes to Avoid When Applying for a Bank Loan Two leading banks, honored for National Small Business Week, offer their best advice to business owners seeking credit. Fri, 18 May 2012 05:03:00 GMT Catherine Clifford What the Failed Deficit Deal Could Mean for Small Businesses Failure to meet an agreement over reducing the nation's debts could trigger a spate of spending cuts that could carry implications for small businesses. Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:28:00 GMT Diana Ransom SBA Lending in 2012 Gets a Haircut The SBA announced a banner year in 2011 -- supporting a record $30 billion in loans. But come 2012, the agency's sights are $1 billion lower. Fri, 07 Oct 2011 07:18:00 GMT Diana Ransom At the SBA, New Challenges Lay Ahead SBA backed loans are up but, with the latest debt woes, for how long? Fri, 12 Aug 2011 00:01:00 GMT Diana Ransom Microfinance Hits Small Businesses Right Where It Helps Here are three reasons why micro-borrowers do better than owners who've borrowed from a traditional bank. Fri, 20 May 2011 10:36:00 GMT Carol Tice