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, 05 Aug 2014 19:00:00 GMT 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. Tue, 05 Aug 2014 19:00:00 GMT Kari Luckett 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