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crain_business

March 19, 2015

Big New York banks really love small businesses

Cash-hungry small businesses got a little more love from big banks last month, with the lenders approving a higher percentage of loan applications

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cu-today_inner

March 18, 2015

Small Business Approval Rates Improve Slightly

However, despite the increase, credit unions are still losing market share to big banks and institutional lenders.

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inc_inner

March 18, 2015

Three Reasons Why Big Banks and Institutional Lenders Are Driving Small Business Lending

Not long ago, small business owners found it nearly impossible to receive a business loan from a big bank.

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business_jouranl_inner

March 18, 2015

Women-owned businesses are getting more profitable

Women-owned businesses are becoming more profitable, a new study has found.

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the-ficaltime

March 18, 2015

Americans Are Returning to the Big Banks

The reputations of America's biggest banks hit all-time lows a few years ago, sending customers off to smaller institutions

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small_business_trends_new

March 18, 2015

Small Business Loans Keep Breaking Records in February

Small businesses continue getting loans approved by big banks, and in record numbers.

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abl-advisor

March 18, 2015

Alternative Lenders Negatively Impacted by Higher Approval Rates at Big Banks

Small business loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders continue to improve

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payment1

March 17, 2015

Big Banks And Loan Platforms' Speed Wins Best SME Loan Customers

Successful small businesses want loans faster, and that means they' re turning to big banks and marketplace

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forbes_logo

March 16, 2015

Good News For Female Entrepreneurs: Gender Gap In Lending Narrows, But It's Far From Gone

A new survey from Biz2Credit, an online credit marketplace

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payment1

March 13, 2015

Progress for Female-Fronted SMEs

New statistics have emerged that suggest significant progress and growth among the female-led small business community.

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cnbc_new

March 11, 2015

Gender lending gap narrows for women business owners

The small-business gender gap for female entrepreneurs seems to be shrinking as the U.S. economy steadily improves.

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crowdfund_insider

March 11, 2015

Biz2Credit Notes Annual Revenues, Profits & Loan Applications of Women-Owned Businesses Increased in 2014

Average annual revenues and loan approval percentages of women-owned companies

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cuinsight1

March 10, 2015

State of Credit Union Business Lending: 2015

In 2007, Rohit Arora, CEO, and brother Ramit Arora, president, co-founded Biz2Credit.com as a marketplace to connect small businesses with lenders.

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cues

March 10, 2015

State of Credit Union Business Lending: 2015

In 2007, Rohit Arora, CEO, and brother Ramit Arora, president, co-founded Biz2Credit.com as a marketplace to connect small businesses with lenders.

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fox-business

March 09, 2015

3 Online Resources for Growing Women-Owned Businesses

March is Women's History Month, and attention rightly is being paid to the growth of women-owned businesses.There are an estimated 9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S.

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inc_inner

March 09, 2015

Three Tips for Launching a Woman-Owned Business

The estimated 9 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. generate over $1.4 trillion in revenues and they employ millions of American workers.

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insurance-news

March 06, 2015

Biz2Credit to Host Women's Small Business Outlook 2015 Webinar on Wednesday, March 11, at 3:00 PM ET

In connection with International Women's Day (March 8), Biz2Credit will host its Women's Small Business Outlook 2015 webinar

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news9

March 06, 2015

Biz2Credit to Host Women's Small Business Outlook 2015 Webinar on Wednesday, March 11, at 3:00 PM ET

In connection with International Women's Day (March 8), Biz2Credit will host its Women's Small Business Outlook 2015 webinar on Wednesday, March 11, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

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13-winter

March 06, 2015

Biz2Credit to Host Women's Small Business Outlook 2015 Webinar on Wednesday, March 11, at 3:00 PM ET

In connection with International Women's Day (March 8), Biz2Credit will host its Women's Small Business Outlook 2015 webinar on Wednesday, March 11, from 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET

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main-st

March 06, 2015

Why Americans Are Going Back to the Mega Banks That Burned Them

The reputations of America's biggest banks hit all-time lows a few years ago, sending customers off to smaller institutions, credit unions and online-only experimenting.

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IT-Business-Net

March 06, 2015

Biz2Credit to Host Women's Small Business Outlook 2015 Webinar on Wednesday, March 11, at 3:00 PM ET

In connection with International Women's Day (March 8), Biz2Credit will host its Women's Small Business Outlook 2015 webinar

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streetinsider

March 05, 2015

Biz2Credit to Host Women's Small Business Outlook 2015 Webinar on Wednesday, March 11, at 3:00 PM ET

In connection with International Women's Day (March 8), Biz2Credit will host its Women's Small Business Outlook 2015 webinar

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payment1

Feb. 27, 2015

With Alt Lending Up, Bank of England Reports SME Lending Nosedive

The alternative lending market in the UK may be booming - a recent study found it to be worth four times as much as the rest of Europe's combined

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cuinsight

Feb. 26, 2015

Merchant Industry partners with Biz2Credit to open access to capital for small companies

Merchant Industry (http://www.merchantindustry.com) a merchant service provider that offers payment

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inc_inner

Feb. 24, 2015

Three Reasons Why Immigrants Help the U.S. Economy

On Wednesday, March 25th, President Obama will conduct a televised "town hall" meeting from Florida International University in Miami that will air on MSNBC in which he will discuss immigration reform.

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payment

Feb. 19, 2015

MCA, FACTORING AN OASIS IN SMB 'CREDIT DESERTS'

In a post-recession world, small businesses are still struggling to find funding, particularly in areas hardest hit by recent bank failures.

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inc

Feb. 18, 2015

Five Tips for the Cutting Costs of Your Small Business

It's not how much you make, it's how much you keep.That old adage applies equally as well for individuals and for small businesses. Managing costs is key to having a healthy cash flow and a profitable company.

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fox-business

Feb. 18, 2015

The Fifty Shades of Your Small Business

The erotic novel-turned-film Fifty Shades of Grey has taken the country by storm, raking in close to $100 million in its first week. Part of the allure of this book and film is its sexual nature and the elements of attraction.

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small_business_trends

Feb. 18, 2015

Small Business Lending is Up Again, Depending Upon the Lender

Small business lending set another record in January 2015. But that record is being set mostly by big banks and certain other kinds of lenders.

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charlotte

Feb. 17, 2015

A year later, Tory Burch loan program benefits Charlotte female entrepreneurs

Twelve years after she opened her faith-based child care facility in east Charlotte, Janice White-McClellan needed more space, more children in the door and a massive building renovation with a $150,000 price tag.

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smartbreif

Feb. 16, 2015

Index: Major banks' small-business lending highest since recession

The volume of financing for small businesses by big banks and institutional lenders has risen to its highest level since the recession but financing from credit unions has declined to its smallest amount in history,

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payment

Feb. 15, 2015

BIG BANK BACKED SMALL BUSINESS LOAN APPROVAL RATE UP

Approval rates for small business loans are at some of their most optimistic levels since the 2008 recession, new research shows - a trend that could spell trouble for small banks, credit unions and alternative lenders.

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advison

Feb. 12, 2015

Lending at Big Banks, Institutional Investors Hits Post-Recession Highs

Small business loan approval rates by big banks and institutional lenders reached post-recession highs in January 2015, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index,

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inc

Feb. 11, 2015

SBA Launches Online Loan Marketplace: What Took It So Long?

In remarks at the Kauffman Center in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Small Business Administration chief Maria Contreras-Sweet announced the agency is launching

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ecreditdaily

Feb. 11, 2015

Big Banks Still Have Interest Rate Advantage for Small-Biz Owners Over Other Lenders

Approval rates at big banks - with $10 billion in assets - continue to climb in large part because of more favorable interest rates,

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crains

Feb. 11, 2015

Small biz lending suffers from seasonal blahs

Small-business loan-approval rates by most types of lenders flatlined in January, according to the Biz2Credit-Crain's New York Small Business Lending Index.

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inc

Feb. 10, 2015

Need a Small Business Loan? Big Banks, Institutional Lenders Are Approving Requests at Post-Recession Highs

Big banks and institutional lenders continue to increase the percentage of small business funding requests that they receive. In fact,

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news-channel

Feb. 10, 2015

Lending at Big Banks Institutional Investors Hit Post-Recession Highs, Credit Unions Dip to New Low, According to January 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates by big banks

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streetinsider

Feb. 10, 2015

Lending at big banks, institutional investors hit post-recession highs, credit unions dip to new low, according to January 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates by big banks

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cuinsight

Feb. 10, 2015

Lending at big banks, institutional investors hit post-recession highs, credit unions dip to new low, according to January 2015 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates by big banks

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inc

Feb. 03, 2015

4 Tips for Handling Winter Slowdowns

Lost amid the news of yet another ice and snow storm in the Northeast, Punxsutawney Phil the Groundhog predicted six more weeks of winter. Not only does that prospect dampen the spirits of residents in chillier areas of the country,

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crains

Feb. 4, 2015

Obama's executive order could spark biz growth

Small-business lending platform Biz2Credit turns away hundreds of loan applications a year from entrepreneurs in New York and other states who lack legal immigration status,

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payment

Feb. 3, 2015

LENDING MARKETPLACE BIZ2CREDIT ADDS FORTIS AS A PAYMENT PARTNER

Small business alternative lender Biz2Credit has added Fortis Payments to its roster of payment partners.

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americanbanker

Jan. 30, 2015

Online Marketplace Lender Biz2Credit Adds Third Payment Partner

Small business alternative lender Biz2Credit has added Fortis Payments to its roster of payment partners.

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abl-advisor

Jan. 30, 2015

Biz2Credit, Fortis Payment Systems Partner to Serve Small Businesses

Fortis Payment Systems, one of the nation's largest full-service merchant service providers, announced that it has partnered with Biz2Credit Inc., the leading online resource for small business finance.

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news13

Jan. 29, 2015

Fortis Payment Systems Partners with Biz2Credit to Open Access to Capital for Small Business Clients

Fortis Payment Systems (http://www.fortispayments.com), one of the nation's largest full-service merchant service providers,

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streetinsider

Jan. 29, 2015

Fortis Payment Systems Partners with Biz2Credit to Open Access to Capital for Small Business Clients

Fortis Payment Systems (http://www.fortispayments.com), one of the nation's largest full-service merchant service providers,

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inc

Jan. 27, 2015

Why India Is the Land of Rising Entrepreneurship

When economists and businesspeople make predictions of which country will claim the number two slot in the global economy, Asia's rising giants--China and India,

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business-news-daily

Jan. 26, 2015

A Guide to Choosing the Right Small Business Loan

Launching and running a small business is not a cheap endeavor. Whether it's money to get up and running or cash to invest in inventory or buy new equipment,

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inc

Jan. 20, 2015

Three Topics of the State of the Union Address Will Highlight Small Business Growth

President Obama will go to the U.S. Capitol and speak to the nation tonight during his sixth State of the Union address to Congress, and among the topics he is expected to cover are immigration and the economic resurgence,

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business_jouranl

Jan. 20, 2015

Small business lending in Ohio shifts toward institutional investors

Juanita Darden-Jones, a teacher at Sinclair Community College, plans to open Third Perk Coffee and Wine shop at 46 W. Fifth St. in summer 2015.

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fiercecfo

Jan. 17, 2015

Big banks, hungry for profit, seek to approve more small business loans

Large institutions, such as Wells Fargo, Citi and TD Bank, which have more than $10 billion in assets, approved 21.1 percent of their small business loan requests in December,

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crains

Jan. 15, 2015

Banks open the spigots slowly

When restaurateur Amin Himani took out a seven-year, $700,000 loan several months back, one thing was clear: Getting a small-business loan would be easier than it was a few years ago.

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triblive

Jan. 15, 2015

Survey: Small businesses more likely to get financing from community banks

If you're a small business in Pennsylvania, it pays to bank small, too. Small businesses seeking financing last year had better success going to community banks

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small_business_trends

Jan. 15, 2015

Small Business Loans Up at Big Banks, Down at Small Ones

Small business lending at big banks ended the year strong. But loans at small banks continued to decline, the December 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index shows.

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ecreditdaily

Jan. 13, 2015

Small-Business Loan Approval Rate at Big Banks Up 20% Over Year Ago

It's a matter of perspective. While a 20.8 percent approval rate for small business loans at big banks seems like a very small number, it's nearly 20 percent higher than a year ago.

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streetinsider

Jan. 13, 2015

Small Business Financing at Big Banks and at Institutional Investors Finishes Strong in Landmark Year, According to December 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates by big banks

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americanbanker

Jan. 13, 2015

Small-Business Financing at Big Banks Reaches Post-Recession High

Small-business lending approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders reached post-recession highs in December, while small banks

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crainsnewyork

Jan. 13, 2015

Big banks maintain healthy lending to small firms

Small-business loan approval rates at big New York-based banks ended 2014 on a roll. At institutions with $10 billion or more in assets,

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cuinsight

Jan. 13, 2015

Small business financing at big banks and at institutional investors finishes strong in landmark year, according to December 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates by big banks

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inc

Jan. 13, 2015

Why Small Businesses Are Becoming a Favored Wall Street Piggy Bank

As the economy continues to jolt back to life, big banks and institutional lenders are opening the spigots to lend more to small businesses. It's smaller banks that are being left out in the cold.

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inc

Jan. 8, 2015

Three Reasons Why Low Gas Prices Are Bad for Small Business

Domestic oil production has increased by 50 percent since 2008 and is at its highest level since 1989. In fact, according to the first U.S. Energy Information Administration report of the New Year,

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labusinessjournal

Jan. 5, 2015

Hedge Fund Looks to Capitalize on Peer-to-Peer

Peer-to-peer lending isn't as "alternative" as it used to be, and that's been a boon to funds such as Direct Lending Investments, which specializes in buying high-interest, short-term small-business loans.

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abl-advisor

Dec. 31, 2014

Direct Lending Invests $250MM Into Biz2Credit

Direct Lending Investments, a marketplace lending and investment firm, today announced that it will invest $250 million over the next three years into Biz2Credit's expanding marketplace lending platform

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Asset Securitization Report

Dec. 31, 2014

"Biz2Credit Receives $250M"

Issuance of catastrophe bonds and collateralized reinsurance reached new records in 2014 as rising demand for relatively high yields pushed insurers to do more and larger deals to offload an ever wider variety

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small_business_trends

Dec. 31, 2014

15 Important Small Business News Stories from 2014

These are some of the newsworthy events affecting small business during 2o14 and that readers found useful and of interest.

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financialnewsfocus

Dec. 30, 2014

Biz2Credit Receives $250 Million Commitment from Direct Lending Investments -- Crowdfund Insider

One Thousand Dollars in Hundred Dollar Bills Direct Lending Investments has announced that it will invest $250 million over

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crains

Dec. 30, 2014

Online lender Biz2Credit gets $250M infusion

Biz2Credit, an online matchmaker between small-business borrowers and lenders, will be able to make more peer-to-peer loans as a result of a new $250 million commitment from Direct Lending Investments, a private investment firm.

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smartbreif

Dec. 30, 2014

3 finance trends that will affect small businesses in 2015

Rohit Arora, CEO and co-founder of Biz2Credit, writes that three trends will affect small business financing in 2015: the increased availability of institutional loans,

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payment

Dec. 30, 2014

Alt-Lending Servicer Biz2Credit Gets $250M Commitment For New Loans

With alternative lenders LendingClub and OnDeck grabbing headlines with healthy IPOs, the rest of the alt-lending business is feeling the benefits. Alt-lending service provider Biz2Credit

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cuinsight

Dec. 30, 2014

Direct Lending Investments commits $250 million to Biz2Credit's marketplace lending platform to purchase small business loans

Direct Lending Investments (www.dirlend.com), a marketplace lending

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tsys

Dec. 30, 2014

Three Reasons Why 2014 Was Strong For Small Business Financing

2014 was a good year for small businesses in search of capital. According to the October 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index,

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crowdfundinsider

Dec. 30, 2014

Biz2Credit Receives $250 Million Commitment from Direct Lending Investments to Purchase Loans

Direct Lending Investments has announced that it will invest $250 million over the next three years into Biz2Credit's expanding direct lending platform for small business owners.

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new-york-business

Dec. 30, 2014

Biz2Credit lending platform gets $250 million infusion

Direct Lending Investments says it will put $250 million over the next three years into New York-based Biz2Credit, a marketplace connecting business borrowers and financial institutions.

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detroit

Dec. 29, 2014

Lending Startup Biz2Credit Receives $250M Commitment

Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) - The Detroit Pistons pulled off an upset in a 103-80 win against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers behind their hot shooting from rainbow country.

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Los Angeles Business Journal

Dec. 29, 2014

Direct Lending Hooks Up with Biz2Credit

Direct Lending Investments has committed $250 million in loans to Biz2Credit's peer-to-peer lending platform for small business owners.

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nextpowerup

Dec. 29, 2014

Biz2Credit Gets $250M Commitment From Direct Lending Investments

A new lending startup called Biz2Credit has just received a commitment of $250 million from Direct Lending Investments.The new company

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americanbanker

Dec. 29, 2014

Small Business Online Lender Biz2Credit Receives $250M

Biz2Credit, an online lending marketplace geared toward small businesses, has received a $250 million investment capital agreement from Direct Lending Investments,

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tech-crunch

Dec. 29, 2014

Biz2Credit Gets $250 Million Commitment

Lending startups are en vogue this year, with LendingClub and OnDeck planting the flag for the industry in public markets (and offering healthy returns to investors).

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inc

Dec. 29, 2014

Three Small Business Finance Predictions for 2015

The turning of the calendar often serves as time for small business owners to benchmark overall performance and assess their prospects for moving forward in the new year.

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inc

Dec. 22, 2014

Still Having a Hard Time Landing a Loan? It's You, Not Them

As profitability increases and credit scores improve, it seems that traditional banks are finally cracking open the piggy bank for small business borrowers.

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success

Dec. 18, 2014

The Ins and Outs of Selling Your Business

All those business owners who waited out the Great Recession before selling their companies can heave a big sigh of relief. The recovering economy has generated a slew of would-be buyers looking for growth opportunities

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small_business_trends

Dec. 15, 2014

Small Business Loans Bounce Back in November

Big bank lending to small businesses rebounded in November and resumed a positive trend that has lasted much of the year. This latest data from Biz2Credit's Small Business Lending Index

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the-age

Dec. 15, 2014

The female funding fiasco

Do women have a tougher time raising money for start-ups than men? So it seems, with a significant number of women reporting banks reluctant to back them in preference to their male counterparts.

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small_business_trends

Dec. 11, 2014

Free Biz2Credit Webinar: Small Business Outlook 2015

he end of the year is almost here! But don't breath a sigh of relief just yet.
With tax season and a new year just around the corner,this is the time to make sure you're

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nerdwallet

Dec. 9, 2014

Home Equity Loans Could Boost Your Small Business

With traditional business loans often difficult to obtain, some small business owners instead turn to their biggest asset for cash: the equity in their homes. Statistics show that banks have pulled back hard on small business loans since 2008.

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Houston Chronicle

Dec. 9, 2014

Small Business Loan Approval Rates Rebound at Big Banks, According to November 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) bounced back in November to 20.8% after a setback month in October, according to the November 2014

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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Dec. 9, 2014

Small Business Loan Approval Rates Rebound at Big Banks, According to November 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) bounced back in November to 20.8% after a setback month in October, according to the November 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index,

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San Antonio Express New

Dec. 9, 2014

Small Business Loan Approval Rates Rebound at Big Banks, According to November 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) bounced back in November to 20.8% after a setback month in October, according to the November 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index,

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Inc

Dec. 9, 2014

Four Reasons Why Big Banks Boosted Small Business Lending in 2014

Small business owner optimism continues on the upswing and access to capital seems less of a big challenge.With plummeting gasoline prices and consistent job growth, small business owners seem more confident than ever that the economy is improving.

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Inc

Dec. 2, 2014

Cyber Monday and the Online Comparison Shopping Revolution

The term "Cyber Monday" became part of the business lexicon in the U.S. during the 2005 holiday season. Research by Shop.org about e-commerce growth found that the Monday after Thanksgiving Day was one of the biggest online shopping days of the year.

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Inc

Nov. 25, 2014

Why Skilled Immigrants Are Vital to America's Future

President Obama outlined his controversial executive order for immigration reform, which resulted in immediate backlash from Republicans. The subject is a political hot potato.

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small_business_trends

Nov. 18, 2014

Small Businesses Seeking Capital See Decrease in Big Bank Loans

After a positive run for much of the year, small business loans from big banks dropped in October for the first time in seven months.

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birmingham-bizjournals

Nov. 14, 2014

Big bank approval rates for small biz loans drop in October

Small business lending approval rates at big banks slowed down in October after six consecutive months of increases, according to Biz2Credit's Small Business Lending Index.

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birmingham-bizjournals

Nov. 13, 2014

Big bank approval rates for small biz loans drop in October

Small business lending approval rates at big banks slowed down in October after six consecutive months of increases, according to Biz2Credit's Small Business Lending Index.

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Inc

Nov. 13, 2014

Three Threats to Big Banks in Small Business Lending

Small business loan approval rates at big banks dropped for the first time in six months, according to the October 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index,

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seattlepi

Nov. 12, 2014

Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Drop, According to October 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates at big banks dropped for the first time in seven months,

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mysanantonio

Nov. 12, 2014

Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Drop, According to October 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates at big banks dropped for the first time in seven months,

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payment

Nov. 12, 2014

Big Banks Back Away from SMB Lending

Small-business loan approvals at big banks fell off in October, while non-bank loan approvals are gaining ground, according to a monthly survey by Biz2Credit.

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cuinsight

Nov. 11, 2014

Big bank approval rates for small business loans drop, according to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates at big banks dropped for the first time in seven months,

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houston-chrone

Nov. 11, 2014

Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Drop, According to October 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates at big banks dropped for the first time in seven months,

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crains

Nov. 11, 2014

Immigrant-owned firms fight to stay put

Himanshu Sareen was in the midst of building the New York City operation of his 300-employee, New Delhi-headquartered tech

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cutoday

Nov. 11, 2014

Small Business Loan Approvals Decline

NEW YORK-Small business loan approval rates at banks, $10 billion and above, dropped for the first time in seven months in October,

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Inc

Nov. 11, 2014

Ways SBA Programs Help Promote Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

There are nearly 22 million veterans in the U.S., and they own 9% of all U.S. businesses, according to Census.gov. Further, 5.8 million people are employed by roughly 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses,

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green-bay-press-gazette

Nov. 04, 2014

Small business activity continues to pick up

When Chris Tedford took over the family's precision-machined manufacturing business at the start of 2007, he had no idea what challenges

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Inc

Nov. 03, 2014

Three Financing Tips for Immigrants

According to a study that I recently oversaw, Asian-owned businesses have higher average annual revenues, credit scores and expenses than other small companies.

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WBOY 12

Oct. 29, 2014

Biz2Credit Study Finds Asian-Owned Small Businesses Have Higher Average Annual Revenue and Credit Scores Than Other Firms

A new study released today by Biz2Credit.com finds that Asian-owned businesses have higher average annual revenues, credit scores and expenses than other small companies.

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Inc

Oct. 29, 2014

Three Tips to Make Sure Your Books Don't Become a Horror Story

Keeping good financial records enables a small business owner to monitor his or her company's progress. Conversely, sloppy record-keeping can be a nightmare for an entrepreneur.

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BusinessJournal

Oct. 21, 2014

Top 5 need-to-know secrets to get approved for a business loan

Most business loan applications are turned down on first review. A recent Biz2Credit.com survey found that only about 20% of small-business loan applications

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Inc

Oct. 21, 2014

Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the Kansas City Royals

Three Lessons for Entrepreneurs from the Kansas City Royals
As the World Series begins, we cannot help but marvel at the rise of the Kansas City Royals.

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oregonbusiness

Oct. 16, 2014

Portland is a haven for small businesses

A Biz2Credit study listed the Rose City area as having the second-highest average revenue in the nation for businesses with fewer than 250 employees or under $10 million average revenue.

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small-business-focus

Oct. 15, 2014

Small Biz Loans at Big Banks See 20 Percent Rise

Small business loans at big banks saw a 20 percent increase over this time in 2013. That's according to the September 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index,

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slate

Oct. 15, 2014

Keeping Portland Weird

Every joke you can make about Portland-from its obsession with artisanal coffee and its ludicrous weekend-brunch lines to its touchy-feely local government and preponderance of Etsy stores-is basically true.

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inc

Oct. 14, 2014

Three Reasons Wall Street Woes Should Not Discourage Main Street

October is often a roller coaster month on Wall Street. Last week was a prime example: On Tuesday, the Dow Jones dropped

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small_business_trends

Oct. 14, 2014

Small Biz Loans at Big Banks See 20 Percent Rise

Small business loans at big banks saw a 20 percent increase over this time in 2013. That's according to the September 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index,

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cuna

Oct. 14, 2014

Big banks still lackluster on small biz lending

While small business loan approval at credit unions dropped slightly in September and big bank approval rates ticked up a bit the same month,

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smallbusiness-yahoo

Oct. 13, 2014

Get Started: Optimism surveys, lending, marketing

Small business owners are increasingly optimistic about the outlook for their companies, according to surveys by Principal Financial Group and Bank of America/CFI Group.

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crainsnewyork

Oct. 13, 2014

Crain's NY Business names Biz2Credit to its Fast 50 list for 2014

With a website that makes it easy for small companies to apply quickly for commercial loans online, seven-year-old Biz2Credit has positioned itself for profit.

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thonline

Oct. 12, 2014

Small-business activity continues to pick up ...

DALLAS -- When Chris Tedford took over his family's precision-machined manufacturing business at the start of 2007, he had no idea

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valdostra

Oct. 11, 2014

Small business activity continues to pick up

When Chris Tedford took over the family's precision-machined manufacturing business at the start of 2007, he had no idea what challenges he and other small businesses would soon face.

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payment

Oct. 10, 2014

Alternative Lending To Small Business Slides As Big Banks Lend More

At a time when peer-to-peer mortgage lending in the U.S. is actually feeding loans to small banks,

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readingeagle

Oct. 09, 2014

Small business activity continues to pick up

When Chris Tedford took over the family?'s precision-machined manufacturing business at the start of 2007, he had no idea what challenges he and other small businesses would soon face.

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nashville

Oct. 09, 2014

Big banks approving more small biz loans

Small business loan approval rates at banks with more than $1 billion in assets continue to climb, according to Biz2Credit's Small Business Lending Index for September.

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tennessee

Oct. 08, 2014

Biz2Credit: Big banks approving more small biz loans

Small business loan approval rates at banks with more than $1 billion in assets continue to climb, according to Biz2Credits Small Business Lending Index for September.

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smartbreif

Oct. 08, 2014

Small-business loan approval rate continues to rise at big banks

Banks with more than $1 billion in assets approved 20.6% of small-business loans in September, according to a Biz2Credit analysis of requests through its platform.

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inc

Oct. 08, 2014

Three Reasons Why Big Banks Have Returned to Small Business Lending

The economy's slow but steady recovery from the Great Recession continues as small business loan approval rates at big banks

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houston-chrone

Oct. 07, 2014

Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Continue to Climb, According to September 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates at big banks reached a post-recession

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birmingham-bizjournals

Oct. 07, 2014

Biz2Credit: Big banks approving more small biz loans

Small business loan approval rates at banks with more than $1 billion in assets continue to climb, according to Biz2Credit's

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americanbanker

Oct. 07, 2014

Small-Business Loan Approvals at Big Banks Reach Post-Crisis High

Small-business loan approvals from large banks reached a post-crisis high in September, according to a Biz2Credit study.

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latino

Oct. 01, 2014

Line of Credit

Some say that small businesses are the engine that's pulling the nation out of the recession. But there's evidence it's tough for many Latino-owned startups to find financing, the lifeblood of a successful entrepreneur.

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ecreditdaily

Oct. 07, 2014

Approval Rates for Small Business Loans at Big Banks Climb for 6th Month

If you're a small business owner seeking a loan to expand or to get through a rough patch, your chances of getting approved at a big bank keep climbing,

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small_business_trends_new

Sep. 30, 2014

How Latinos Can Overcome Small Business Financing Hurdles

Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S., and they are among the most entrepreneurial of all groups. There are more than 3 million Latino-owned companies,

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cnbc

Sep. 29, 2014

Underfunded Latinos grab the American dream

As the worst of the Great Recession wanes, the big banks have begun opening the money spigot for small-business lending, but cash-strapped Latino

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new-york

Sep. 27, 2014

Capital access hard to find for Latino business owners

Diana Gonzalez of Queens has experienced challenges with banks when it comes to her two small businesses.The credit crunch is still crimping a full recovery,

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nashvill-business-journal

Sep. 26, 2014

Latino small biz owners face challenges securing financing

A new study found that Latino small business owners and entrepreneurs across the U.S. often struggle to get business loans from banks and often

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hispanic-trending

Sep. 24, 2014

Latino small biz owners face challenges securing financing

A new study found that Latino small business owners and entrepreneurs across the U.S. often struggle to get business loans from banks and often turn to non-bank lenders

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birmingham-bizjournals

Sep. 24, 2014

Latino small biz owners face challenges securing financing

A new study found that Latino small business owners and entrepreneurs across the U.S. often struggle to get business loans from banks and often turn to non-bank lenders

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7wtrf

Sep. 23, 2014

Biz2Credit Quantifies Challenges Faced by Latino Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in Securing Financing

Latino entrepreneurs face challenges in securing financing and are more likely to borrow money from high interest

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sfgate

Sep. 23, 2014

Biz2Credit Quantifies Challenges Faced by Latino Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in Securing Financing

Latino entrepreneurs face challenges in securing financing and are more likely to borrow money from high interest

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hisspanic-business

Sep. 23, 2014

Biz2Credit Quantifies Challenges Faced by Latino Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs in Securing Financing

Latino entrepreneurs face challenges in securing financing and are more likely to borrow money from high interest

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Dallas-Morning-News

Sep. 21, 2014

Small business activity continues to pick up

When Chris Tedford took over the family's precision-machined manufacturing business at the start of 2007,

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inc

Sep. 17, 2014

Resources for the Growth of Latino-Owned Businesses

The period from September 15th to October 15th marks National Hispanic Month, which celebrates Latino culture and successes in the U.S.

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yahoo

Sep. 15, 2014

Get Started: Loans, regulations, online seminars

More small-business owners are hearing "yes" when they apply for loans at big banks, according to Biz2Credit, an online marketplace for business loans.

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redding

Sep. 15, 2014

Women small business owners struggle to get loans

NEW YORK (AP) -- Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get...

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Business First

Sep. 09, 2014

Small biz loans, big banks a good match

Big banks in the U.S. continue to approve small business loans at a higher rate than they did a year ago, according to a new Biz2Credit report.

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hisspanic-business

Sep. 09, 2014

Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Hit Record High for the Third Consecutive Month, According to August 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates at big banks

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business_jouranl

Sep. 09, 2014

Big banks ease up on lending to small businesses

It's getting easier to get a loan from a big bank, if you are a small business. While it's still a much safer bet to go to a small bank or credit union

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cuinsight

Sep. 09, 2014

Credit union approval rates for small business loans continue to slip -- Biz2Credit small business lending index

NEW YORK, NY (September 9, 2014) -- Small business loan approval rates at big banks reached

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americanbanker

Sep. 09, 2014

Big Lenders OK'd More Small-Business Loans in August

Big banks and institutional investors were more generous in granting small-business loans in August, while their smaller competitors turned slightly stingier,

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inc

Sep. 03, 2014

End of Summer Quiz for Small Business Owners

The kids have dreaded this day, while parents celebrate its return: back-to-school time. While the school bell rings for the children and work bell chimes...

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inc

Aug. 27, 2014

Why the Housing Market Bust Hurt Small Business Owners

The economy has improved over the past 18 months to the point where small businesses are again looking to borrow money for their expansion plans.

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ecreditdaily

Aug. 21, 2014

States with Most Bank Failures Spawned Bigger Rise in 'Alternative' Lending: Study

There is a pronounced correlation between states with the highest bank failures in the wake of the financial crisis,

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valleynews

Aug. 21, 2014

Biz2Credit Analysis of Bank Failures from 2009 to 2014 Identifies "Credit Desert" in the Southeast and Documents Alternative Lending

Biz2Credit, the leading online credit marketplace, today released the results...

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hisspanic-business

Aug. 21, 2014

Biz2Credit Analysis of Bank Failures from 2009 to 2014 Identifies "Credit Desert" in the Southeast and Documents Alternative Lending

Biz2Credit, the leading online credit marketplace,

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streetinsider

Aug. 21, 2014

Biz2Credit Analysis of Bank Failures from 2009 to 2014 Identifies "Credit Desert" in the Southeast and Documents Alternative Lending

Biz2Credit, the leading online credit marketplace,

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The New Yark Crimes

Aug. 21, 2014

Today in Small Business: Economics Lessons From 'The Simpsons'

What's affecting me, my clients and other small-business owners today.

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foxbusiness

Aug. 20, 2014

Rejected and dejected_women small business owners still struggle to get loans from banks

Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.

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CNBC

Aug. 20, 2014

Women small business owners struggle to get loans

Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.

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abc-news

Aug. 20, 2014

Women Small Business Owners Struggle to Get Loans

Women are a growing force in the business world, but if they own a company, they may still struggle to get a loan from a bank.

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bloomberg

Aug. 18, 2014

The Hays Advantage: Tchir on Bonds, Small Business in Focus

The Hays Advantage with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn offers a singular perspective that provides a real advantage.

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yahoo

Aug. 18, 2014

Small Business Lending: A Likely Hot Topic at Jackson Hole Summit

Bank lending to small businesses is recovering slowly, but smaller loans are disappearing.

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inc

Aug. 18, 2014

Small Business Lending: A Likely Hot Topic at Jackson Hole Summit

As central bankers prepare to descend on Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for their annual...

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americanbanker

Aug. 18, 2014

Morning Scan: PwC to Pay $25M for Softening Bank Report; Big Data Too Messy

PwC's $25M Penalty: Bank auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers has agreed to pay $25 million over charges it watered down a report on sanctions violations by Bank..

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bostonglobe

Aug. 18, 2014

Small Business Lending Stuck in Slow Recovery

Small-business lending by banks is rebounding but remains far below pre-recession levels, forcing entrepreneurs in places like Carroll County, Ga.,

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inc

Aug. 18, 2014

Small Business Loan Approval Rates Improve at Big Banks

Big banks have rebounded as a primary source for small business owners with good credit.

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the-wall-street-journal

Aug. 17, 2014

Small-Business Lending Is Slow to Recover

Small-business lending by banks is rebounding but remains far below prerecession levels, forcing entrepreneurs in places like Carroll County, Ga., to seek other financing sources.

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business-first

Aug. 06, 2014

Big banks signing off on more small-biz loans

The percentage of small business loan approvals at the nation's big banks reached a post-recession high in July, reflecting the ongoing push by big banks to make...

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americanbanker

Aug. 05, 2014

Big Banks Approving More Small Business Loans: Study

Banks with at least $10 billion in assets are becoming more aggressive when it comes to giving out small business loans,

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yahoo

Aug. 05, 2014

It's Time for the Small Business Administration to Modernize

Eliminating paperwork and accepting eSignatures will streamline SBA lending.
When Maria Contreras-Sweet took over...

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inc

Aug. 05, 2014

SBA Must Modernize to Help Small Businesses Gain Better Access to Capital

When Maria Contreras-Sweet took over as SBA Administrator in April, she stressed that improving access to capital for the underserved would be a top priority.

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inc

Aug. 05, 2014

Pension Funds, Insurance Companies: Meet the Newest Small Business

The latest report from online lending platform Biz2Credit highlights important changes in the small business lending market this year, including the participation of institutional investors.

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hisspanic-business

Aug. 05, 2014

Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Continue to Rise, According to July 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small business loan approval rates at big banks hit a post-recession high for the second consecutive month,

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cuinsight

Aug. 05, 2014

Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Continue to Rise, According to July 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

Small banks lose ground to larger competitors, while institutional lenders become a growing for in small business finance

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birmingham-bizjournals

Aug. 05, 2014

Big banks continue to increase loan-approval rates for small biz

Small banks are losing ground to larger competitors in the small business lending arena as big bank use their branding and technology to their advantage, according to Biz2Credit.com.

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streetinsider

Aug. 05, 2014

Big Bank Approval Rates for Small Business Loans Continue to Rise, According to July 2014 Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

New York, NY -- Small business loan approval rates at big banks hit a post-recession high for the second consecutive month,

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inc

July 29, 2014

How Technology Is Changing the Small Business Lending Market

While some small businesses continue struggling with access credit, opportunities are expanding in large part because of technological innovations in online banking.

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streetinsider

July 24, 2014

Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora to Discuss Popular Alternatives to Traditional Loans at Business Lending Conferences

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Biz2Credit.com, the leading online resource for entrepreneurs in search of funding,

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hisspanic-business

July 24, 2014

Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora to Discuss Popular Alternatives to Traditional Loans at Business Lending Conferences

New York, NY (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 - Biz2Credit.com, the leading online resource for entrepreneurs in search of funding,

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magazine

July 24, 2014

Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora to Discuss Popular Alternatives to Traditional Loans

Biz2Credit.com, the leading online resource for entrepreneurs in search of funding, today announced that CEO Rohit Arora,

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mysanantonio

July 24, 2014

Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora to Discuss Popular Alternatives to Traditional Loans at Business Lending Conferences

Biz2Credit.com, the leading online resource for entrepreneurs in search of funding, today announced that CEO Rohit Arora,

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seattlepi

July 24, 2014

Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora to Discuss Popular Alternatives to Traditional Loans at Business Lending Conferences

Biz2Credit.com, the leading online resource for entrepreneurs in search of funding, today announced that CEO Rohit Arora,

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houston-chrone

July 24, 2014

Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora to Discuss Popular Alternatives to Traditional Loans at Business Lending Conferences

Biz2Credit.com, the leading online resource for entrepreneurs in search of funding, today announced that CEO Rohit Arora,

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sfgate

July 24, 2014

Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora to Discuss Popular Alternatives to Traditional Loans at Business Lending Conferences

Biz2Credit.com, the leading online resource for entrepreneurs in search of funding, today announced that CEO Rohit Arora,

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newsday

July 24, 2014

Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora to Discuss Popular Alternatives to Traditional Loans at Business Lending Conferences

Biz2Credit.com, the leading online resource for entrepreneurs in search of funding, today announced that CEO Rohit Arora,

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inc

July 19, 2014

Getting The Big Picture on Microloans

Microlenders, as the name suggests, provide funding in amounts less than $50,000 to help entrepreneurs and some not-for-profit corporations launch and expand.

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jacksonville

July 19, 2014

Jacksonville earns high marks for small business environment

When it comes to small business, Jacksonville is among the country's best cities to develop companies with few employees.

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gulfnews

July 18, 2014

Small businesses that look are finding bank loans easier to come by

New York: Jake Fitzsimmons opened his first Stuft Burger Bar in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2010, after the worst recession in decades.

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columbus-ceo

July 16, 2014

SMALL BUSINESSES THAT LOOK ARE FINDING BANK LOANS EASIER TO COME BY

Jake Fitzsimmons opened his first Stuft Burger Bar in Fort Collins, Colorado, in 2010, after the worst recession in decades.

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yahoo-finance

July 16, 2014

Small Businesses Are Finding Bank Loans Easier to Come By

Jake Fitzsimmons opened his first Stuft Burger Bar in Fort Collins, Colo., in 2010, after the worst recession in decades.

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the-new-york-times

July 16, 2014

Small Businesses Are Finding Bank Loans Easier to Come By

Jake Fitzsimmons opened his first Stuft Burger Bar in Fort Collins, Colo., in 2010, after the worst recession in decades.

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inc_inner

July 15, 2014

Why Big Banks Are Suddenly Interested in Talking to You Again

After years of turning away small-business borrowers, the country's largest banks are now granting one out of five loan applications they receive.

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usa-today-inner

July 13, 2014

American entrepreneurs are emerging from their Great Recession bunkers.

American entrepreneurs are emerging from their Great Recession bunkers.
New business formation is picking up in the U.S., early indicators show,

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americanbanker

July 10, 2014

Banks Approved More Small-Business Loans in June: Biz2Credit

Banks approved a greater portion of small-business loan applications in June compared with last year, an indicator of an improving economy,

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bloomberg

July 10, 2014

How a Goldman Sachs Ethicist Became a High-Rate Lender

Steven Mandis was working on a book about whether Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) put profit above principles when he hit upon

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smart-brief

July 09, 2014

Index: Small-business lending climate is strongest since recession

Large banks are approving about one-fifth of small-business loan applications and smaller banks are granting more than half, yielding the best lending climate in the post-recession years,

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abl-advisor

July 09, 2014

Big Bank Approval Rates Reach Post-Recession High in June

Big banks are now approving one-in-five small business loan applications, a post-recession high, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending

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ecredit

July 09, 2014

Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks Reached Post-Recession High in June 2014

If you're in the market for a small business loan, the news appears to be improving, especially

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the-new-york-times

July 09, 2014

Today in Small Business: Paying Employees After a Fire

What's affecting me, my clients and other small-business owners today.

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dailyfund

July 09, 2014

Biz2Credit Sets Stage for Securitization

Among alternative business lenders, it appears OnDeck Capital isn't alone in its quest to go after securities. Biz2Credit, a New York-based online

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Nashvillebizjournals

July 08, 2014

Loan approval rates for small businesses hit post-recession high

Small business loan approval rates at big banks reached a post-recession high in June, according to a monthly analysis by Biz2Credit.com.

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bizjournals

July 08, 2014

Loan approval rates for small businesses hit post-recession high

Small business loan approval rates at big banks reached a post-recession high in June, according to a monthly analysis by Biz2Credit.com.

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seattlepi

July 08, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Approval Rates at Big Banks Reached Post-Recession High in June 2014

Big banks are now approving one-in-five small business loan applications,

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mysanantonio

July 08, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Approval Rates at Big Banks Reached Post-Recession High in June 2014

Big banks are now approving one-in-five small business loan applications,

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sfgate

July 08, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Approval Rates at Big Banks Reached Post-Recession High in June 2014

Big banks are now approving one-in-five small business loan applications,

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houston-chrone

July 08, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index reports approval rates at Big Banks Reached post-recession high in June 2014

Big banks are now approving one-in-five small business loan applications,

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cuinsight1

July 08, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index reports approval rates at Big Banks Reached post-recession high in June 2014

NEW YORK, NY, (July 8, 2014) - Big banks are now approving one-in-five small business loan applications,

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streetinsider

July 08, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Approval Rates at Big Banks Reached Post-Recession High in June 2014

Big banks are now approving one-in-five small business

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inc_inner

July 03, 2014

Independence Day and the American Dream of Small Business Ownership

As we mark America's 238th birthday on July Fourth, hundreds of people will become naturalized citizens across the country.

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fox-business

July 01, 2014

Four Small Business Lessons from the World Cup

World Cup fever has gripped the U.S. The reasons for this are many. First of all, soccer - futbol, to the rest of the world

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fox-business

June 27, 2014

Credit Unions Optimistic on SBA's Digital Vows

The SBA has promised credit unions and other lenders that they can say goodbye to fax machines and mountains of paperwork.

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fox-business

June 25, 2014

SBA Changes Definition of Small Business: What Does It Mean?

It is getting harder and harder to tell. Last week, the SBA adjusted its size standards that determine if a company is a small business.

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american-banker

June 22, 2014

Banks and Alternative Lenders as Partners, Rivals

Banks and alternative lenders sometimes cast themselves as partners in helping small-business borrowers, rather than rivals competing for the same customer.

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fox-business

June 19, 2014

Tips and Ideas for Opening a Gas Station

Are you considering opening a gas station? First research the market, which can make all the difference.
Congested cities, such as New York,

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bloom-inner

June 13, 2014

Small Business Lenders Open Up to Cory Booker About Their High Interest Rates

An interesting thing happened at a panel on small business lending hosted by Democratic Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey in Newark today:

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small-business

June 12, 2014

Small Banks Continue to Grab Share In Small Biz Loan Market

Small banks continue to grab a big share of the small business loan market. A recent survey shows small lenders already grant more than half of small business loans. And last month,

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backenterprise

June 11, 2014

A To Z: What You Must Have and Know To Get A Small Business Loan

If you're looking to start a small business and you don't have a trust fund, wealthy friends, a mega-rich godfather or haven't won the lottery,

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inc_inner

June 10, 2014

Big Banks Are Back? Yeah Baby

If you want more proof we're in a recovery and that banks have stopped lurking under rocks when it comes to your request for financing, look no further than alternative lender...

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fox-business

June 5, 2014

What You Need for a Small Business Loan

People often ask me how to get a loan to start a business, or what type of documentation is needed to apply for a small business loan. Although every bank has its own requirements,

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fox-business

May 22, 2014

How to Help Veterans Become Entrepreneurs

As America honors its fallen soldiers this weekend, the country also recognizes the contributions of its returning veterans. They often face challenges such as permanent injury or a return to civilian life...

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CBS_inner

May 15, 2014

Portland receives high national business ranking

America's banks are getting back into the business of lending money.
Following the 2008 mortgage meltdown, banks tightened their lending standards, making it hard for individuals and business to borrow

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oregonbusiness_inner

May 14, 2014

Portland receives high national business ranking

The Rose City ranked 17th among U.S. cities in terms of small business advantages.
Biz2Credit.com based its ratings on such...

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portland_inner

May 14, 2014

By thinking small, Portland snares high national business ranking

A group that studies commerce issues reports that Portland has achieved good, not great, status in terms of its small business climate.

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news_fm_inner

May 14, 2014

Money Wednesday Morning Preview #Hounews

A big move for Houston on Biz2Credit.com's list of Best Small Business Cities in America ...only it's from first to fifteenth. First, this outfit's based in New York. Second,

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charlotte_inner

May 14, 2014

Biz2Credit: Charlotte among top cities for small businesses

The Charlotte metro area landed a spot on Biz2Credit's list of the 25 best cities for small business.

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houston_inner

May 13, 2014

Houston plummets on list of best cities for small businesses

Houston dropped from No. 1 last year to No. 15 this year on Biz2Credit.com's "Best Small Business Cities in America" list

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south_florida_inner

May 13, 2014

South Florida among best U.S. cities for small businesses

South Florida was named as one of the best U.S. cities for small businesses, according to a study

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denver_inner

May 13, 2014

Small business environment tops in Denver, reports say

The climate for small business is good in Denver, according to two new reports. (Denver Post Online)...

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sun_sentinel_inner

May 12, 2014

South Florida named 10th best place for small businesses

Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach has been named No. 10 among the "Best U.S. Cities for Small Businesses," according to a new analysis

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denver_inner

May 12, 2014

Denver among top 5 cities for small business, survey finds

Denver is the third best city in the nation for small business, based on factors such as annual revenue, age of business, credit score,

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inc_inner

May 12, 2014

The Best Cities for Small Business (Infographic)

It's National Small Business Week, and for the first time, events will take place in multiple cities across the country.

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local4_inner

May 12, 2014

Biz2Credit: Detroit 'second-best small business city in America'

Biz2Credit identified Detroit-Dearborn as the second-best city for small businesses in America. Biz2Credit analyzed factors including average revenue,

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cnbc

May 12, 2014

OWNING IT: SMALL BUSINESS WEEK

After a decade of working 10-hour days as a manicurist, Patty Paredes decided to take a risk and pursue her dream: to become her own boss.
She wiped out her savings, and with the financial help of her mother,

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atlanta

May 12, 2014

Biz2Credit: Atlanta solid for small biz

Atlanta is the No. 8 "Best Small Business City in America" according to Biz2Credit.com.
New York-based small business loan marketplace Biz2Credit said it analyzed average revenue,

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bizjournals

May 12, 2014

Tampa-St. Pete named 12th best for small businesses

Tampa-St. Petersburg has been ranked No. 12 on a list of best U.S. cities for small businesses by Biz2Credit.com.

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venturebeat

May 12, 2014

Here are the 25 best small-biz cities in the U.S.

Got a small business? Then think San Jose/Sunnyvale/Santa Clara, Detroit/Dearborn, and Denver.
Those are the three top metro areas in a new survey of

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fox-business

May 07, 2014

Small Business Week Will Highlight Success, Target Areas of Improvement

President John F. Kennedy proclaimed the first National Small Business Week in 1963 to recognize the critical contributions of small business owners to the U.S. economy.

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cbj_inner

May 07, 2014

Small-business loan approvals hit new high at big banks

Small-business loan approvals at big banks hit an all-time high in April, but fell at small banks and credit unions, according to a monthly...

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hispanic-business

May 06, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record Breaking Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders in April 2014

Small business loan approval rates at big banks

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san-francisco

May 06, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record Breaking Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders in April 2014

Small business loan approval rates at big banks

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houston-chrone

May 06, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record Breaking Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders in April 2014

Small business loan approval rates at big banks

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newsday

May 06, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record Breaking Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders in April 2014

Small business loan approval rates at big banks

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cuinsight

May 06, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record Breaking Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders in April 2014

Small business loan approval rates at big banks

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May 06, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record Breaking Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders in April 2014

Small business loan approval rates at big banks

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Stamford-Advocate

May 06, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record Breaking Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders in April 2014

Small business loan approval rates at big banks

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usa-today

May 05, 2014

Fed: Business lending picks up in 1Q

Banks made it easier for businesses to get loans in the first quarter, fueling increased purchases of products and equipment as well as more merger activity, the Federal Reserve said Monday.

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May 05, 2014

Top Cities For Small Business

What are the top cities for small business? In conjunction with National Small Business Week (May 12-16, 2014)

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April 28, 2014

Small-business bank loans become a bit easier to get

Dear Your Business Credit,
I am getting my business plan together for my startup and I intend to apply...

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April 28, 2014

Why money isn't always your biggest problem

Lack of money is a convenient scapegoat for many startups, but is being low on cash really the biggest thing holding your company back?

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April 27, 2014

Online lenders and the evolution of banking

In 2012, a year after Ben Bohen and his two partners opened Waterfront Wines & Spirits in a condo complex near Brooklyn Bridge Park, the owners needed a round of financing...

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April 22, 2014

Small Business Loan Approval Drops to 18.8 Percent at Big Banks

Small businesses have a better bet seeking loans with small banks than with big ones. Small business loan approval drops to 18.8 percent at big banks in

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April 12, 2014

Need a Loan? Now's the Time to Hit Up Small Banks

If small businesses are the motor of the economy, small banks and credit unions are providing much of the gas.
In March, small bank

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April 11, 2014

Need a Loan? Now's the Time to Hit Up Small Banks

Fundamentals for small businesses have improved, which puts you in the driver's seat when it comes to finding favorable loans.

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April 09, 2014

Biz2Credit: Small biz loan rates dipped in March

According to New York-based small business loan marketplace Biz2Credit's Small Business Lending Index, small business loan...

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April 08, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Mixed Results in March 2014 as Approval Rates Drop at Big Banks and Rise at Small Banks

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dropped...

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Small Business Trends

April 08, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Mixed Results in March 2014 as Approval Rates Drop at Big Banks and Rise at Small Banks

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dropped...

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Fox Small Business

April 08, 2014

Three Tips if Your Company Owes the IRS

It's one week until Tax Day, and countless small business owners are finding out whether they will get a refund or wind up owing money...

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eCredit Daily

April 08, 2014

Income Tax Season Slows Small-Business Loan Applications

Approval rates for small business loans at big banks dipped, while borrowers fared about the same at smaller banks, according...

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Digital Journal

April 08, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Mixed Results in March 2014 as Approval Rates Drop at Big Banks and Rise at Small Banks

Small business loan approval rates at big...

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Atlanta Business Chronicle

April 08, 2014

Biz2Credit: Small biz loan rates dipped in March

It is becoming harder for small businesses to get loans at big banks.
According to New York-based small business...

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CU Insight

April 08, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index reports mixed results in March 2014 as approval rates drop at big banks and rise at Small banks

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dropped to 18.8% in March 2014, down from 19.1% in February, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index,

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Small Business Trends

April 01, 2014

How Startups Can Develop Sweet Returns

King Digital Entertainment Plc, the maker of the addicting Candy Crush Saga game, took the company public this week. As long time stock market analysts know, any IPO is unpredictable.

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Fox Small Business

April 01, 2014

Avoid These Foolish Mistakes Made By Small Business Owners

Today is April Fool's Day. Unfortunately, I've seen many small business owners make foolish mistakes that come back to haunt them as they try to grow their companies

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Fox Small Business

March 25, 2014

March Madness a Score for Small Business?

Few events match the excitement that the NCAA College Basketball Tournament brings. Millions of Americans play in office pools in companies large and small, the media...

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Small Business Trends

March 25, 2014

There's a Big Rebound by Big Banks

As the economy continues to improve, big banks are returning to what they are supposed to do: Make loans and make money.

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CU Insight

March 20, 2014

Biz2Credit partners with banc-serv to automate SBA loan application process

NEW YORK, NY (March 20, 2014) - banc-serv today announced its partnership with...

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Fox Small Business

March 18, 2014

3 Spring Cleaning Tips for Small Business

Spring cleaning is not only for households. For small business owners, springtime is a reminder to get things in order. From an aesthetic standpoint...

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March 14, 2014

7 Things You Need to Know Today -- A roundup of the day's news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed

1. Excuse Me, Mr. President
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg...

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March 14, 2014

7 Things You Need to Know Today -- A roundup of the day's news curated by the Inc. editorial team to help you and your business succeed

1. Excuse Me, Mr. President
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg...

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Government Technology

March 14, 2014

New Washington Crowdfunding Law Could Aid Startups

Washington may become the latest state to adopt a crowdfunding law to help entrepreneurs raise money for their businesses.

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CNBC

March 13, 2014

The top lenders for Main Street entrepreneurs

Despite heightened enthusiasm for small-business lending in the banking sector, it's not easy for mom-and-pop firms to get a U.S. Small Business Administration-backed loan. And it's not just because small-business loans require a lot of paperwork.

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March 11, 2014

Bank Lending to Small Companies Improved Dramatically in Feb. 2014; Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record High Loan Approval Rates at Banks

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) jumped to 19.1% in February 2014, up from 17.8% in January,

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Street Insider

March 11, 2014

Bank Lending to Small Companies Improved Dramatically in Feb. 2014; Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record High Loan Approval Rates at Banks

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) jumped to 19.1% in February 2014, up from 17.8% in January,

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CU Insight

March 11, 2014

Bank lending to small businesses jumped in February 2014

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) jumped to 19.1%

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Digital Journal

March 11, 2014

Bank Lending to Small Companies Improved Dramatically in Feb. 2014; Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Record High Loan Approval Rates at Banks

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) jumped to 19.1%

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Courier Journal

March 11, 2014

Earnings, credit scores rise among women-owned businesses in the state

Earnings and business credit scores of women-owned companies in South Carolina and the nation were higher in 2013 than the year before, according to a new report from Biz2Credit

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Fox Small Business

March 11, 2014

3 Reasons Big Banks Have Returned to Small Business Lending

In February, small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) jumped to 19.1%, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index my company's monthly analysis of applications for funding.

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CNBC

March 5, 2014

Can't Get a Bank Loan? The Alternatives Are Expanding

Ivan Rincon's products may have been skimpy, but he was convinced his growth prospects were not.

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Star Tribune

March 5, 2014

Can't Get a Bank Loan? The Alternatives Are Expanding

Ivan Rincon's products may have been skimpy, but he was convinced his growth prospects were not

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Small Business Opportunities

March 5, 2014

Earnings Rise For Women-Owned Businesses

Earnings and business credit scores of women-owned businesses soared in 2013, according to Biz2Credit.com, the leading online credit marketplace,

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The New York Times

March 5, 2014

Can't Get a Bank Loan? The Alternatives Are Expanding

Ivan Rincon, the owner of a Miami swimwear shop called Orchid Boutique, turned to an alternative lender to help grow his business.Ivan Rincon's products may have been skimpy, but he was convinced his growth prospects were not.

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Fox Small Business

March 4, 2014

5 Reasons Why Women-Owned Businesses Are Thriving

March is Women's History Month, and never before in U.S. history have women been so successful in launching and growing their own companies. For instance, the Guardian...

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MSNBC

March 3, 2014

Business latest: Women closing the funding gap

WOMEN BUSINESS OWNERS CLOSING THE FUNDING GAP: How women entrepreneurs are getting easier access to working capital thanks to improvements in their credit scores and profit margins.

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CNBC

March 3, 2014

The gender lending gap shrinks for women biz owners

The small-business gender gap is closing as female entrepreneurs continue to launch businesses at nearly twice the rate of men. This is good news for the economy.

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Fox Small Business

Feb 25, 2014

3 Winter To-dos for Small Business

The brutal winter of 2014 has hit small companies hard, particularly in the Northeast and the Midwest.
January and February are usually slow months to begin with for many small business owners,

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Fox Small Business

Feb 21, 2014

Winter Weather Takes Toll on Small Business Revenue

Business owners across the country are experiencing a significant chill from the wicked winter weather, according to data from an online credit marketplace...

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Charlotte Business Journal

Feb 18, 2014

Survey says: Big banks approve only 14.3% of NC small-biz loan applications

Small-business borrowers in North Carolina are getting loans applications approved at a lower rate than the national average, according to one survey.

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eCredit Daily

Feb 16, 2014

SBA Lending Helps Fuel New Highs in Loan Approval Rates for Small Business

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion-plus in assets) increased to a new high of 17.8 percent in January 2014, up from 17.6 percent in December 2013,

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Examiner

Feb 16, 2014

Small business loans: approval rates much higher 2014

When it comes to small business loans, the laws of supply and demand are helping to increase approval rates in 2014. Large and small banks, as well as non-traditional lenders...

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Feb 14, 2014

Loan surveys find improving conditions

Lending conditions have improved to the point that there may be some kind of loan for every borrower in the marketplace, two recent surveys indicate.

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Fox Small Business

Feb 14, 2014

Competition Lowers Interest Rates for Small Business Loans

The laws of supply and demand are working in favor of small business owners looking for capital in 2014.

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Washington Business Journal

Feb 14, 2014

Greater Washington banks lag in lending to small business

Greater Washington banks and credit unions are behind the national pace in small business lending, according to data from an online credit resource that connects borrowers and lenders.

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Dayton Business Journal

Feb 13, 2014

Banks boost lending approval rates

It seems either banks are loosening the purse strings, or borrowers have better credit these days.
Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) increased...

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Feb 11, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Jan. 2014 Reports New High Approval Rates at Big and Small Banks

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) increased to a new high of 17.8% in January 2014, up from 17.6% in December 2013, according...

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American Banker

Feb 11, 2014

Banks of All Sizes Approving More Small-Business Loans

Big banks reportedly approved more small-business loans in January than they have in the last three years.
Banks with $10 billion or more in assets approved 17.8% of small-business...

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CU Insight

Feb 11, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Jan. 2014 Reports New High Approval Rates at Big and Small Banks

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) increased to a new high of 17.8% in January 2014, up from 17.6% in December 2013, according...

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Street Insider

Feb 11, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Jan. 2014 Reports New High Approval Rates at Big and Small Banks

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) increased to a new high of 17.8% in January 2014, up from 17.6% in December 2013, according...

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Feb 5, 2014

Keeping business credit off of your personal record

Dear Your Business Credit,
I want to keep business and personal separate. Which cards allow me to personally guarantee the card but not report to my personal credit...

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American Banker

Feb 3, 2014

Bankers Hope SBA Nominee Focuses on Online Lending

Bankers who work with the Small Business Administration hope that Maria Contreras-Sweet,President Obama's nominee to head the agency,

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Wyoming Business Reprot

Feb 1, 2014

Small-biz owners say loans easier to get

Small-business owners thirsty for funds to help grow their business are finding it easier to slake that thirst.

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Bloomberg Business Week

Jan 31, 2014

Will the Volcker Rule Help Small Business Lending?

Small business owners occupied with holiday sales and closing out their 2013 books likely missed the December news about the approval of the Volcker Rule. Banking regulations...

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Street Insider

Jan 30, 2014

Biz2Credit to Host The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Webinar for Female Business Owners on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 3:00 PM (EST)

In conjunction with the release of its second annual report analyzing women's small business challenges

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Digital Journal

Jan 30, 2014

Biz2Credit to Host The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Webinar for Female Business Owners on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 3:00 PM (EST)

In conjunction with the release of its second annual report analyzing women's small business challenges

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Virtual Strategy Magazine

Jan 30, 2014

Biz2Credit to Host The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Webinar for Female Business Owners on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 3:00 PM (EST)

In conjunction with the release of its second annual report analyzing women's small business challenges

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Jan 30, 2014

Biz2Credit to Host The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Webinar for Female Business Owners on Thursday, March 6, 2014, at 3:00 PM (EST)

In conjunction with the release of its second annual report analyzing women's small business challenges

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News Press

Jan 25, 2014

Small Biz Notes: Lending is on the upswing

Small business lending is gathering steam nationally and Southwest Florida appears to be keeping step.
According to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

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Montgomery Advertiser

Jan 21, 2014

Small businesses finding easier access to loans

The lending spigots are opening a bit wider for small businesses in a development that could aid an accelerating recovery.

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Jan 21, 2014

Small businesses finding easier access to loans

The lending spigots are opening a bit wider for small businesses in a development that could aid an accelerating recovery.

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Jan 21, 2014

Small businesses finding easier access to loans

The lending spigots are opening a bit wider for small businesses in a development that could aid an accelerating recovery.

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Jan 21, 2014

Small businesses finding easier access to loans

The lending spigots are opening a bit wider for small businesses in a development that could aid an accelerating recovery.

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Jan 20, 2014

Small business loans on the rise

The lending spigots are opening a bit wider for small businesses in a development that could aid an accelerating recovery.

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Green Bay Press Gazette

Jan 20, 2014

Small businesses say loans easier to get

The lending spigots are opening a bit wider for small businesses in a development that could aid an accelerating recovery.

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Crain's New York Business

Jan 20, 2014

Small businesses are gearing up for growth

Evan Stein may be one of the best divining rods out there if you are searching for insight about the likely path of the small business economy in 2014.

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Business Report

Jan 20, 2014

Small businesses say loans not as hard to come by

In a development that could aid an accelerating recovery, the lending spigots are opening a bit wider for American small businesses.

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USA Today

Jan 19, 2014

Small businesses say loans easier to get

The lending spigots are opening a bit wider for small businesses in a development that could aid an accelerating recovery.

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San Antonio Business Journal

Jan 18, 2014

Big banks pick up slack in small-biz lending

Big-bank lending loan-approval rates increased to an all-time high in 2013, according to a national survey of lending activity by Biz2Credit.

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The Washington Post

Jan 16, 2014

Small business owners breathe sigh of relief as Obama taps SBA leader

It had been nearly a year since the White House started searching for a new leader for the Small Business Administration, and more than four...

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Entrepreneur

Jan 15, 2014

Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

As we begin the New Year, the prospects for small businesses in search of capital seem to be brighter than they were even a year ago.

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Fox Small Business

Jan 14, 2014

Opportunities for Discouraged Job Seekers

Q: When is a drop in the unemployment rate not good news?
A: When the reason for it is because people have stopped looking for jobs and have dropped..

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Bloomberg Business Week

Jan 10, 2014

Radio: Banks Are Starting to Compete for Small Business Borrowers

Got 60 seconds? Listen to Bloomberg Radio anchor John Tucker's daily report on small business and entrepreneurship.

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Bloomberg Business Week

Jan 10, 2014

Disloyalty Program, Wolves of Crowdfunding, $300 Hoodie: Jan. 10

Some Washington (D.C.) coffee shops are banding together in a "disloyalty" program, writes Erin DeJesus. The idea is to get customers...

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Bloomberg Business Week

Jan 10, 2014

Financial Innovation for Main Street Doesn't Mean Cheap Loans Yet

Venture capital firms like small business lending these days, at least the alternative lenders that make pricey capital available to Main Street.

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eCredit Daily

Jan 10, 2014

Small-Business Loan Approvals at Big Banks Up 20% from Year Ago

Approval rates of small business loans at big banks hit a new index high of 17.6 percent in December, compared to 17.4 percent in...

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ABL Advisor

Jan 9, 2014

Small Business Loan Approvals Hit All-Time High in Big Banks, Alternative Lenders

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) increased to an all...

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Jan 08, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Dec. 2013 Reports Loan Approval Rates Hit All-Time Index High at Big Banks and Alternative Lenders

Small business loan approval rates at big banks...

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Jan 8, 2014

The Wall Street Journal highlights non-bank, short-term lenders venturing where banks dare not go.

As banks have tightened credit in the wake of the financial crisis, many small businesses...

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Street Insider

Jan 8, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Dec. 2013 Reports Loan Approval Rates Hit All-Time Index High at Big Banks and Alternative Lenders

Small business loan approval rates at big banks

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Jan 8, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Dec. 2013 Reports Loan Approval Rates Hit All-Time Index High at Big Banks and Alternative Lenders

Monthly Analysis Finds Decrease in...

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CU Insight

Jan 8, 2014

Biz2Credit small business lending index records all-time index high for big banks and alternative lenders

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) increased to an all...

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Jan 8, 2014

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Dec. 2013 Reports Loan Approval Rates Hit All-Time Index High at Big Banks and Alternative Lenders

Small business loan approval rates at big banks...

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American Banker

Jan 8, 2014

Big Banks Approved More Small Business Loans in Dec.: Biz2Credit

Big banks stepped up small business lending at the end of 2013, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index released...

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Fox Small Business

Jan 7, 2014

Why the Big Banks Are Lending to Small Business

As we begin the New Year, the prospects for small businesses in search of capital seem to be brighter than they were even a year ago.

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Crain's New York Business

Jan 3, 2014

Lending thaw expected in '14

When his Mercedes spent six weeks in the shop last year, Neil Chaimas ran short of money to pay for fuel and tolls at his Manhattan-based chauffeur business. He turned to one...

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Smart Brief

Jan 1, 2014

"Think about your overall goals for growth in 2014 and then figure out what steps to take on a monthly basis in order to achieve them."

"The decline in the unemployment rate gives you a very limited view of what's going on in our labor market."

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Small Business Trends

Jan 1, 2014

The Secret to Achieving Resolutions: Setting Small Goals

The New Year provides an opportunity to start with a fresh, clean slate. However, more than nine out of 10 Americans (92%) will not to...

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The Wall Street Journal

December 31, 2013

Three Key Issues Small Businesses Will Face in 2014

Here is a closer look at the three biggest challenges small businesses face heading into 2014.

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Fox Small Business

December 31, 2013

Is Your Business Ready for 2014?

2013 was a mixed bag. The government shutdown and the uncertainty surrounding the implementation of ObamaCare certainly did not benefit small business owners.

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Barrons

December 30, 2013

Key Issues Small Businesses Will Face in 2014

The three biggest challenges small businesses face heading into 2014: accessing capital, health-care costs and 'Beltway' battles.
Here is a closer look at the three biggest...

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Credit Report Compare

December 29, 2013

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for Nov. 2013 Reports Rebound in Loan Approval Rates at Banks and Other Lenders

Small business loan approvals at big banks ($ 10 billion+ in assets) increased to 17.4% in...

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December 26, 2013

Mobile and Text Banking Give Rise to Special Challenges

NEW YORK (MainStreet) - A whopping 27% of consumers choose to access their bank by smart phone or tablet devices as opposed to their...

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Yahoo Finance

December 23, 2013

With small-business loans elusive, credit cards may be an option

Dear Your Business Credit, I heard that borrowing from a bank is getting easier for small businesses.

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The Washington Post

December 19, 2013

Heading into the new year, small business lending is heading in the right direction

No, this past year did not bring the economic resurgence many small business owners were hoping...

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Bank Credit News

December 18, 2013

Big banks post 21.7 percent increase in small business loan approvals

Data from the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index showed that small business loan approvals...

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Credit Union National Association

December 17, 2013

CUs' Presence in Small-Biz Lending Grows

MADISON, Wis. (12/17/13)--Credit union approval rates for small business loan applications improved to 44.5% in November from 43.4% in October,...

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Business First

December 13, 2013

November was a better month for small biz lending

Small business bank loan approvals rose in November following a slowdown in October that stemmed from the partial shutdown of...

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American Banker

December 11, 2013

Small-Business Loan Approvals Return to Pre-Shutdown Levels

Small-business loan approval rates by both large and small banks jumped in November, rebounding from an October lull in which...

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Fox Small Business

December 10, 2013

Small Business Lessons from Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela's life provided a blueprint for leadership that could change a country and indeed the world. Many of the characteristics that made the former

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Card Ratings

December 9, 2013

5 credit card tips for the new business owner

Small-business owners are in a quandary these days. They want access to credit and liquidity, but they're not really using business credit cards to get the job done.

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December 03, 2013

The State of Small Business Financing

This summer, small business owner Melinda West closed on a $160,000 loan to expand and improve her online retail store's warehouse space.

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Fox Small Business

December 03, 2013

Get Your Small Business Ready for Tax Season

As we approach the end of 2013, it is time to start getting your year-end financial information in order.

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Fox Small Business

November 26, 2013

Shop Small on November 30th

Good things come in small packages, and lots of times great things come from small stores.
That's one of the messages of Small Business Saturday, now in its fourth year.

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November 20, 2013

FED SAYS SMALL BUSINESS CREDIT FLOW CONTINUES TO INCREASE

There's more credible evidence that the spigot of credit to small businesses appears to be turning faster. The Federal Reserve Bank...

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Albany CEO

November 20, 2013

Government Shutdown Causes Small Business Loan Approval Rates to Fall in October

The U.S. government shutdown in October had a significant negative impact on small business lending, according to...

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Fox Small Business

November 19, 2013

JFK and Small Business

This week America reflects on the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a president whose positive outlook, youth and charisma inspired a nation.
As the Democratic candidate...

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MicroBilt

November 15, 2013

Alternative financial service providers continue to assist small business owners

The turbulent economic situation in the United States has caused several difficult time periods for small business owners, most notably...

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Small Business Trends

November 19, 2013

Government Shutdown Causes Small Business Loan Approval Rates to Fall in October

The U.S. government shutdown in October had a significant negative impact on small business lending, according to the...

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CNBC

November 19, 2013

Crowdfunding 2.0: A new era for start-up finance

As one of the pioneers in the industry, Indiegogo was pleased with the SEC's recently released rules proposal for Regulation Crowdfunding...

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Fox Small Business

November 12, 2013

Numbers Prove the Pain of the Government Shutdown

We knew that the government shutdown in October would have a significant negative impact on small business lending, but no...

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Bloomberg Business Week

October 24, 2013

A U.K. Peer-to-Peer Lender Wants U.S. Businesses to Forget Banks

Funding Circle, a peer-to-peer lending site that has made more than $250 million in loans to U.K. small businesses since 2010,...

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The Wall Street Journal

October 23, 2013

Paychex Announces Partnership with Biz2Credit for New Small Business Loan Resource Center

Paychex, Inc., a leading provider of payroll, human resource, insurance, and benefits...

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Credit Union Times

October 16, 2013

Shutdown Causes Slight Dip in Business Loan Approval Rate

In the midst of the government shutdown, business loan approvals at credit unions have improved at one firm while banks...

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eCredit Daily

October 11, 2013

Small Business Loan Approvals Slowed by Shutdown Issues

If it weren't for the impasse in Washington, D.C., small business approvals would have likely reached fresh record highs in September.

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The Wall Street Journal

October 8, 2013

The Morning Ledger: Alarms Grow Louder Over Debt Ceiling

The Morning Ledger from CFO Journal cues up the most important news in corporate finance every weekday morning. Send us tips...

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Fox Small Business

October 8, 2013

U.S. on the Gridlocked Road to Recession?

Washington politicians are playing a dangerous game with this government shutdown. If it continues for a long period, the U.S. economy could take a tailspin back into recession.

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CBS Money Watch

October 7, 2013

Shutdown cutting off loans for small businesses

(Moneywatch) The government shutdown has come at exactly the wrong time for small businesses, shutting down loans and freezing...

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The Washington Post

October 7, 2013

Five ways the government shutdown is slowing down small businesses

Nearing the end of its first week, the government shutdown is already taking a toll on Main Street. Small business owners...

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The Wall Street Journal

October 2, 2013

Small Firms Grapple With Roadblocks Caused by Shutdown

The government shutdown is creating pain nationwide for small businesses that depend on federal agencies to operate or that were in...

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Small Business Opportunities

October 1, 2013

Funding Options For Latinos Webinar by Biz2Credit with Hector Barreto

As part of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 -- October 15, 2013), Biz2Credit will host a free webinar, Small Business...

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Fox Small Business

September 27, 2013

3 Alternatives to Alternative Lending

As the economy continues to show some signs of improvement, the credit market for small businesses steadily evolves. Small banks are approving more than half of business loan...

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Fox Small Business

September 16, 2013

Small-Business Lending 5 Years After Lehman

September brings two somber anniversaries. The first, and most heart-breaking is 9/11. An equally devastating event on the U.S. ...

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New York Post

September 15, 2013

Small businesses gun shy on loans

The credit crunch is a big illusion - there are just not enough borrowers.
A scathing new report critical of the Fed's massive quantitative easing program shows...

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Fox Small Business

September 10, 2013

How to Get a Business Loan With Bad Credit

While the small business lending landscape has been steadily improving over the past year, challenges still remain, particularly for companies that have less than stellar credit...

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CNBC

September 5, 2013

Small business still reeling from credit crunch

Vicky Vij is no stranger to adversity. Over the past 12 years, the immigrant from Delhi worked tirelessly to build Bukhara Grill in midtown Manhattan into a thriving restaurant with sales...

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Virtual Strategy Magazine

August 28, 2013

Biz2Credit Reaches $1 Billion in Financing Deals

In less than five years as an online platform, Biz2Credit, the #1 credit resource for small companies, has now surpassed $1 billion in...

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Business Record

August 12, 2013

Small business lending is good, but 'not so rosy'

New data appears to say that the economy is on the mend and that small business owners are reaping the benefits as banks start to lend again.

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Fox Small Business

August 09, 2013

After Karen Mills, What's Next for the SBA?

The Obama Administration has yet to appoint a new Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator, even though Karen Mills announced that she would exit at the end of this month when she takes appointments at Harvard...

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Inc Logo

August 09, 2013

Small Business Lending May Not Be as Bright as Recent Surveys Suggest

While Big Bank lending is coming back, it may be at the expense of smaller banks. And still no overall bank lending increases in plain sight.

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The Washington Post

August 08, 2013

Big banks warming to small businesses

CHRIS KEANE/REUTERS - The nation's largest banks approved a higher percentage of small business loan applications than ever before in July.
It has become a familiar refrain from capital-starved...

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The Wall Street Journal

August 07, 2013

Small Business Must-Reads -- Wednesday, August 7

What you should read today about small business.
Health-care help: The White House has kicked its Obamacare outreach and education efforts into full gear,...

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American Banker

August 07, 2013

Big Banks' Loan Approval Rate Hits Six-Year High: Report

Large banks approved more small-business loans in July than they have in any month since before the recession.
Banks with $10 billion of assets or more approved...

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Ladies Business Corner

August 06, 2013

The Real Reason Women Entrepreneurs Aren't Getting Loans

Hello again readers, many of you may have encounter the horrible experience of having the doors close in your face when attempting to acquire a business loan. And for many business women entrepreneurs it may seem a lot more challenging.

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CNBC

August 06, 2013

A blunt Pope Francis targets free market economics

Since taking over as head of the Roman Catholic Church in March, Pope Francis has made several stark comments on world economic issues: He's cited the pitfalls of...

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Bloomberg Business Week

August 06, 2013

Big Banks, Credit Unions Approve More Small Business Loans

Nearly five years after the financial crisis made it more difficult for small businesses to get bank loans, large lenders are loosening credit standards and allocating...

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Street Insider

August 06, 2013

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for July 2013 Reports Jump in Big Bank Approval Rates and the End of the Credit Union Slide

Small business loan approvals at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) jumped to an all-time index high of 17.4%...

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Fox Small Business

July 30, 2013

5 Tips for Handling Cash Flow Peaks and Valleys

Many seasonal businesses -- such as construction, landscaping, amusement park operators and more -- thrive in the summer months and struggle during...

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Fox Small Business

July 25, 2013

5 Reasons for the Return of SMB Lending

On a macro level, the volume of small business loans increased from 21.3 million to 23.5 million from June 2011 to June 2012, according to the SBA Office of Advocacy's Small Business Lending in the United States...

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Fox Small Business

July 24, 2013

Picasso Helps Entrepreneur Pay the Bills

A successful celebrity tailor running his own business, costuming Tom Hanks on Broadway, collecting antique cars and living on a yacht docked at Manhattan's Chelsea Piers hardly seems like the typical pawn shop customer.

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Accounting Today

July 24, 2013

Small Business Lender Offers Referral Bonuses to Accountants and Tax Preparers

Biz2Credit, an online credit provider for small businesses, has launched a partnership program for CPAs and other accountants and tax preparers who refer...

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Crain's New York Business

July 21, 2013

Lender aims for comeback under new name

Andrew Simmons has owned Lashay's Construction and Development Inc. in the Bronx for 15 years. But when Mr. Simmons went to his bank last October to increase his line of credit to $600,000 from $75,000, he said,...

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eCredit Daily

July 13, 2013

Small-Business Loan Approvals Higher This Year at Banks of All Sizes

Overall, it is easier to get approved for a small business loan at banks and institutions of all sizes nowadays - at least compared to a year ago.

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New Jersey Newsroom

July 11, 2013

Debt Financing Is Not for 'Morons'

Recently, Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban told Bloomberg Television's Trish Regan that if you start a business by taking out a small business loan, you are a "moron".

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American Banker

July 10, 2013

Big Banks Curbed Small-Business Lending in June

Big banks tightened credit for small businesses in June, a month after being their most generous in six years.
But as big banks pulled back, small banks...

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Fox Small Business

July 9, 2013

How to Write a Business Plan

People often ask me what's the first step in starting a new business. It all begins with a professional business plan. Developing a business plan is critical to securing startup capital and in guiding the company once it is established.

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entrepreneur

July 8, 2013

10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

Most small-business owners need a bank loan at one time or another, and applying for one involves much more than filling out paperwork and saying a prayer.

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Small Business Trends

July 7, 2013

Small Business News: Week in Review for July 7

In case you missed key stories, we review some of the most important small business news for the past week. We start with a controversial announcement delaying a critical part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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Small Business Trends

July 5, 2013

Small Business Owners Are Not Morons Mark Cuban

In a recent interview with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television's Street Smart (video is below), Dallas Mavericks owner and entrepreneur Mark Cuban said...

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reuters

July 2, 2013

High-end pawn shops solve small business cash crunch

(Reuters) - When Marc Kaye needed a loan to fund his boutique insurance firm at a time when payroll, his kids college tuition and a mortgage payment...

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Fox Small Business

June 28, 2013

Half-Year Report on SMB Finance

As the first half of 2013 comes to a close, the small business lending picture looks better than it has at any time since the Great Recession.
Big banks have become increasingly aggressive...

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Coleman

June 25, 2013

SMALL BUSINESS LENDING IN DEEP FREEZE

Yesterday, we reported how Obama's Small Business Lending Fund has increased small business lending for 90% of lenders who accessed the fund. Today, another view. The Washington...

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The Washington Post

June 25, 2013

Small business lending freeze spread evenly across all bank sizes, loan sizes

Small business lending has yet to recover in the years following the recession, leaving business groups and economists searching for a culprit and a remedy.

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The Wall Street Journal

June 21, 2013

Credit Reports: What Small Businesses Don't Know Can Hurt Them

For small-business owners, the consequences of a bad credit report can be dire.
A low rating prompts banks and other lenders...

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Fox Small Business

June 20, 2013

National Small Business Week Turns 50

This week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) is celebrating National Small Business Week. The effort includes events across the country designed to help small businesses start, grow and expand.

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South Florida Sun Sentinel

June 19, 2013

New ranking places South Florida in the top 5 for small-business growth

If you are looking to grow your small business, South Florida is a good place to be.
Biz2Credit, a firm that matches small businesses to

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Forbes

June 18, 2013

The Paradox Of Women Business Owners

It's National Small Business Week, which makes this an ideal time for me to explain the paradox surrounding women-owned businesses in America and offer some smart advice from a female entrepreneur...

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Crain's New York Business

June 16, 2013

The lending chill is gone

For the past five years, many entrepreneurs seeking loans have found bank's doors snapped shut in their faces.
That may finally be changing, as experiences like those of Zachary Lezberg suggest.

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Bloomberg Business Week

June 13, 2013

Are Credit Unions Saying No to More Small Businesses?

During the Great Recession, banks battered by the financial crisis lent less to small businesses. Credit unions picked up some of the slack,

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The Network Journal

June 11, 2013

How Not To Make the Most Common Start-Up Mistakes

Entering into a new business is scary and risky. And sometimes one mistake can derail all of your carefully made plans. But being prepared for the most common

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The Washington Post

June 10, 2013

Small business weekly: Hiring slows on Main Street, holding back economic gains

Small businesses start skrinking again: Small business firings outpaced hirings for the first time this year, as employment declined an average of 0.04 workers

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Bloomberg Business Week

June 6, 2013

Why Crowdfunding Means Larger Loans From Alternative Lenders

From the New Entrepreneur blog to the halls of Congress, much has been made of the alternative financing startups

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Baltimore Business Journal

June 5, 2013

Jacksonville among top 25 fastest-growing small-business cities

Online-lending platform Biz2Credit ranked Jacksonville 21 out of 25 on its fastest-growing small-business cities list

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Bloomberg Business Week

June 4, 2013

Big Banks, Credit Cards, and Small Business Lending

A familiar narrative around small business lending goes something like this: big banks are slow to evaluate small business borrowers, and often deem loans

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Fox Small Business

June 4, 2013

Death and Taxes: Are They Related?

One of the most famous quotes in U.S. history is attributed to Benjamin Franklin: "Nothing is certain but death and taxes."

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mlive

June 4, 2013

Another report gives Detroit basement ranking for small business climate

DETROIT, MI - For the second day in a row, Detroit's small business climate has been ragged on by a report

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American Banker

June 1, 2013

Change Agent: How Karen Mills Rejuvenated the SBA

Karen Mills will soon step down as the head of the Small Business Administration, and you can count Wells Fargo's Dave Rader among the bankers who will be sad to see her go.

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Cleveland Business

May 30, 2013

Small business lending freeze starting to thaw

The American Banker examines an initiative by KeyBank that the paper says is designed "to deliver something that business owners may not find online: trustworthy advice."

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The Washington Post

May 29, 2013

Small business lending freeze starting to thaw

The small business lending market has yet to thaw in the wake of the recession. However, several recent studies suggest the ice may finally be starting to melt.

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New Jersey Newsroom

May 28, 2013

Business Shakeup, of sorts: The SBA Looks to Streamline Its Processes

Alternative lending boomed in 2012, in part, because these financial companies had invested in technology that enabled them to make quick, efficient funding decisions

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Fox Small Business

May 28, 2013

Banks Pledge to Increase Lending to Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

The Small Business Administration just announced the start of the SBA Veteran Pledge Initiative, aimed at increasing lending to veteran-owned businesses

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new york post

May 19, 2013

Big Apple is hard on small startups

"If you can make it here . . ."
That's the refrain of small businesses trying to make a go of it in the Big Apple.

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Small Business Opportunities

May 16, 2013

Bank Lending To Small Biz Is Up, Says Biz2Credit Survey

Small business loan approvals improved to an all-time index high of 16.8% at big banks, according to the

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The Washington Post

May 14, 2013

Keystone XL divides influential entrepreneurs, spills over into the immigration reform debate

Justin Sullivan/GETTY IMAGES - Mark Zuckerberg's political action committee has lost support from fellow

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Fox Small Business

May 14, 2013

How Tech Is Boosting SMB Lending

Small business loan approvals at big banks have hit their highest levels since the credit crunch began in late 2008.
Following the mortgage bust,

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Crain's New York Business

May 13, 2013

Credit conditions improve for small businesses

Nearly half of small businesses received full funding on their credit applications in 2012, up from 8% in 2011, according to the bi-annual Small Business Credit Survey.

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CU Management

May 13, 2013

Small Business Loan Approvals Up at Big Banks

Small business loan approval rates at big banks ($10B+ in assets) in January 2013 increased to 15.3 percent, up from 14.9 percent in December 2012

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American Banker

May 13, 2013

Banks Boost Lending to Small Businesses in April

Lending by banks to small businesses is on the rise.
Institutions with at least $10 billion of assets approved

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The Washington Post

May 13, 2013

Small business weekly: Internet sales tax, increased lending and immigration controversy

A look back at some of the biggest small business and start-up stories from the past week, with a focus on Washington.

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CU Insight

May 9, 2013

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Jump in Loan Approvals at Big Banks in April 2013

Monthly Index Reports All-Time Index High in Approval Rates by Big and Small Banks; Credit Unions Continue

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Bloomberg Business Week

May 9, 2013

Bloomberg Businessweek - Another Uptick in Small Business Loans from Large Lenders

By Patrick Clark (May 9)
Online lending platform Biz2Credit compiles a monthly index to track approval rates for small business loans.

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Yahoo News

May 7, 2013

Yahoo! Finance - Google Looks to Profit From Alternative Lending by Laurie Kulikowski of TheStreet.com on Google and its venture into alternative lending.

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Two recent events underscore Google's goal to profit from alternative lending.

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Fox Small Business

May 7, 2013

Top U.S. Cities for Small Business Growth in 2013

FOX Business And the winner is... Houston, where apparently we don't "have a problem.″
Last week, my company conducted an analysis of 15,000 U.S. small businesses.

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Coleman

May 6, 2013

Speed to market outweighs cost for small biz borrowers says biz2credit

We sat down with Rohit Arora, CEO & Co-Founder of Biz2Credit to talk about how speed to market, getting cash to small business quickly, has become a top priority for main street.

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Baltimore Business Journal

May 2, 2013

Greater Baltimore among fastest-growing markets for small businesses

A national study finds Greater Baltimore is among the fastest-growing markets in the country when it comes to small businesses.

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Daily News

May 1, 2013

NYC may have less to brag about when it comes to small biz: report

New York area small firms are older and growing less quickly than those in other cities The Big Apple is lagging behind other cities when it comes to some measures of small business health.

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Fox Small Business

April 30, 2013

Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora examines the proposed Internet Sales Tax and its potential impact on small businesses

The U.S. Senate is debating the implementation of an Internet sales tax. This measure would require retailers to begin collecting local taxes on their online sales.

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Forbes

April 29, 2013

America's Next Hot Startup Town: Houston

Wondering where the next percolating startup scene will be?
New research by Biz2Credit, an online matchmaker between entrepreneurs and lenders, suggests that Houston may lead the pack.

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The Financial Brand

April 23, 2013

A Bank's Take on Lending: Automate Sales and Incorporate Technology

Banks have long dominated the lending arena so it makes sense to start with that perspective. The level of sophistication in terms of actual processes as well as the marketing of loan products can often be discouraging to credit unions and smaller community banks....

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The New York Times

April 18, 2013

The S.B.A. Wants to Encourage More Small Loans

For the last several years, the Small Business Administration has attempted to expand its loan-guarantee programs by making them available to bigger businesses. But with the 2014 budget that the White House sent to Congress last week...

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Forbes

April 17, 2013

The Real Reason Women Entrepreneurs Aren't Getting Loans

There's no doubt about it: women business owners face greater funding challenges than men. A lesser-known fact is that those challenges may be linked to the industries that female business owners are choosing, according to new findings by Biz2Credit, an online credit marketplace..

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Forbes

April 17, 2013

Could Online Pawns Fund Your Business?

Online pawning is a creative way to obtain small business cash (Photo courtesy of Ultrapawn.com). Several weeks ago I wrote about alternative lending as a way to fund a small business. Today I have another option to share that creative small businesses are using to meet their short term liquidity needs...

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Fox Small Business

April 16, 2013

Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora examines President Obama's proposed 2014 fiscal year budget and its impact on small business owners.

Last week, President Obama introduced his $3.8 trillion budget which includes tax relief for small businesses that hire new workers or give raises to current staff. The tax credit gives incentives for companies..

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Ecommerce Times

April 13, 2013

VCs Throw Foursquare a Hail Mary Pass

Foursquare, the poster child for check-in tech when the trend was hot, announced this week that it has raised US$41 million in a new financing round.
The funding was provided by private-equity firm Silver Lake and existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Spark Capital..

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New Jersey Newsroom

April 12, 2013

Funding Challenges of New Jersey's Growing Latino Business Community

In the post-Great Recession (2008-09), as small business owners began cutting back on spending and hiring, it quickly became apparent that small business in America had a larger impact on the economy than we previously thought.

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the street

April 11, 2013

Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arrora comments on the state of credit union's small business lending.

Getting a small business loan at a credit union could become easier if legislation that lowers lending caps on the industry finally passes, maybe even this year.
The credit union industry is looking to reform the Credit Union Membership Access Act..

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Self Growth

April 10, 2013

How to Borrow a Business Loan for Your First Business

It seems like you can't turn on your TV or read a news story without hearing about a new business startup raking in millions of dollars. In fact, it's never been easier to start a business thanks to a wide-range..

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Fox Small Business

April 09, 2013

New Resources for Latino Business Owners

Latinos are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S. and also have experienced the most significant growth among small businesses. In fact, Latino-owned companies comprise 3 million U.S. businesses..

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Crain's New York Business

April 07, 2013

A borrower again be?

What a difference four years makes. The banks that rejected Ari Zoldan when he started Quantum Networks, a wireless equipment distributor, are now clamoring to lend to him,..

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Fox Small Business

April 02, 2013

Challenges for Female Entrepreneurs Seeking Small Business Loans

After I wrote my first column about the challenges of women business owners in securing financing, I received a lot of feedback and questions on the topic. I decided to examine the issue more closely by analyzing 14,000..

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Forbes

March 29, 2013

A Wake-Up Call for Women Entrepreneurs

New research by the loan broker Biz2Credit reveals some bad news about women-owned businesses: They have higher operating expenses, slimmer margins and lower credit scores than male-owned firms the same age. And they have loan approval rates that are 15% to 20% lower.

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Loans

March 29, 2013

Women Less Likely to Receive Small Business Loan Approval

A study released this week found that women-owned businesses are less likely to receive small business loan approval. The study by Biz2Credit found that women-owned businesses are 15 to 20 percent less likely to receive approval on a small business loan application..

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Credit Union Times

March 28, 2013

Women Entrepreneurs Face Higher Operating Costs, Slimmer Margins: Biz2Credit

Compared to businesses owned by men, some women entrepreneurs have to deal with more obstacles such as having a tougher time securing financing. Biz2Credit, a New York firm that pairs small businesses with financial institutions for financing,..

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Huff Post Small Business

March 27, 2013

Women-Owned Businesses Less Likely To Get A Loan Than Ones Owned By Men: Survey

Women-owned businesses face higher operating costs, slimmer margins, lower credit scores and a tougher time securing loans, according to a study by Biz2Credit of 14,000 small-business loan applications during the last six months of 2012.

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eCredit Daily

March 27, 2013

Women-Owned Businesses have Tougher Time Securing Loans Than Man-Owned

Women-owned businesses face higher operating costs, slimmer margins, lower credit scores and a tougher time securing loans, according to a study by Biz2Credit of 14,000 small-business loan applications during the last six months of 2012.

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Fox Small Business

March 26, 2013

Signs of Springtime Growth in Business

Spring is a time of growth both literally and figuratively. Just as spring showers coax the dormant bulbs to bloom into flowers, research indicates that the capital needed to spur business growth is flowing better than it has in a long time.

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Fox Small Business

March 19, 2013

Women Business Owners Still Overcoming Gender Obstacles

According to Catalyst, a non-profit organization, 21 women are running Fortune 500 companies, including IBM and PepsiCo. The number has tripled since 2002-03.Equally encouraging..

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American Banker

March 19, 2013

Huntington Exceeds Small-Business Loan Goals

Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) has made good on a 2010 commitment to small-business lending.The Columbus, Ohio, company announced Tuesday that it has exceeded its three-year pledge..

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The New York Times

March 18, 2013

This Week In Small Business: Surviving Shark Tank

The Republican House Budget Committee chairman proposes cutting $4.6 trillion over 10 years. The Democratic Senate Budget Committee chairman offers a plan combining spending cuts and tax increases.

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Black Enterprise

March 14, 2013

Small Business Loan Approvals From Big Banks at Highest Rates Since 2011

Last month, big banks approved small business loans at their highest rate in more than two years, according to one credit index.Biz2Credit calculates its monthly Small Business Lending Index using 1,000 loan applications..

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Bloomberg Business Week

March 12, 2013

An Uptick in Small Business Loans from Big Banks

A common complaint in the years since the financial crisis began has been that Wall Street banks that were bailed out by the federal government haven't been lending enough to Main Street businesses.

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American Banker

March 12, 2013

Banks Boost Lending to Small Businesses: Survey

Institutions with at least $10 billion in assets approved 15.9% of loans between $25,000 and $3 million in February, up from 15.3% in January and from 11.7% a year earlier, according..

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Fox Small Business

March 12, 2013

'No Irish Need Apply' Couldn't Stop Them

I am a big proponent of supporting immigrant-founded and immigrant-owned businesses. This week, Irish Americans across the country will celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

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Credit Union Times

March 8, 2013

Loan Scams: Vigilance Never Out Of Fashion

With the recent guilty verdict against a businessman that scammed $7.5 million from the former Lockheed Credit Union to obtain a number of loans, the decision may have offered another instance..

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Fox Small Business

March 5, 2013

Unintended Targets of the Sequester: Mom and Pops

"It's deja vu all over again," as Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra would say. He was, of course, referring to Yankee sluggers Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris hitting back-to-back home runs.

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American Banker

February 28, 2013

Citigroup Upped Loans to Small Businesses in 2012

Some of the nation's biggest banks are touting their small business bona fides. Citigroup (NYSE:C) said Thursday the company's lending to small business borrowers rose 21% in 2012 from a year earlier, to $9.6 billion.

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Yahoo News

February 28, 2013

Biz2Credit to Host The Venus and Mars of Small Business Finance Twitter Event

In conjunction with National Women's Day on Friday, March 8, from 9:00 -10:00 a.m. ET, Biz2Credit will host a Twitter event in which budding entrepreneurs can ask advice of experts from the leading online resource for small business finance.

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Fox Small Business

February 26, 2013

Karen Mills Helped Put Small Business Front and Center

Small businesses lost a great advocate when Small Business Administration (SBA) chief Karen Mills announced her resignation. She did more to raise the profile of the importance of small companies than perhaps any other government official in recent memory.

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Work Reimagined

February 25, 2013

How to Start a Business-and Still Eat

It's the biggest question would-be entrepreneurs face. How much can I make as my own boss? Here's how to run the numbers. When Ellen Rohr, 53, teamed up with her husband Bob, 60, to run his plumbing business after studying business administration

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Fox Small Business

February 19, 2013

Highly Skilled Immigrants a Key to America's Future

During his State of the Union Address, President Obama outlined his support for immigration reform, including measures that would enable high-skilled foreign-born engineers and entrepreneurs to stay in this country.

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The Washington Post

February 13, 2013

Obama pushes tax changes to help small businesses but doesn't budge on immigration

President Obama challenged lawmakers in his annual address to overhaul the tax system and improve infrastructure in ways that will bolster new and small businesses, but he didn't budge on his bid for comprehensive immigration reform

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Bloomberg Business Week

February 11, 2013

How Did Karen Mills, the Departing SBA Chief, Do?

You already know about the Pope's resignation. In case you missed the latest member of President Obama's Cabinet to step down: It's Karen Mills, the head of the Small Business Administration. She announced her departure today

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Virtual Strategy Magazine

February 7, 2013

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index Reports Jump in Big Bank Loan Approvals in January 2013

Monthly Index Reports Increases at Big Banks and Small Banks, Decreases for Credit Union and Alternative Lender Approval Rates New York, NY (PRWEB) February 07, 2013 Small business loan approval rates at big banks

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The New York Times

February 6, 2013

Wiped Out by Sandy, an Owner Sizes Up the Risk in Starting Over

The Automobile Film Club of America has played a supporting role in New York-based film and television productions since 1993. It owns a fleet of vehicles - including police cruisers, taxis and vintage automobiles - that have squired stars and models in advertising shoots

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Crain's New York Business

January 20, 2013

Good news on lending

SBA LENDING in New York is making a comeback. Banks made $723 million in loans in the New York City area in fiscal 2012. "The number is our second-highest ever," said Pravina Raghavan, district director for the Small Business Administration's New York district office. "Banks are out there willing to lend."

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Fox Small Business

January 15, 2013

Make 2013 the Year to Open Your Own Business

New Year's Day is now behind us, and I often wonder how many people will still be committed to their 2013 resolutions by February 1. If you resolved to make 2013 the year in which you finally go after your dream of owning a business, don't put it on the back burner again.

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Small Business Trends

January 2, 2013

2012: A Good Year for Small Business Finance

Small business lending improved during the past 12 months, which is good news for entrepreneurs and the economy overall. Startups and growing companies create the lion's share of the new jobs in the private sector, and growth of small firms help make the economy stronger. Several trends emerged in 2012.

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CFO

December 14, 2012

How to Buddy-Up with Your Bank

For small business, it's not getting any easier to raise capital. And it can get a lot harder if you don't make - and stick to - these six New Year's resolutions. Lending to small businesses reportedly declined a little more than 1% in 2012, which may not seem like a lot unless it's your business that needs a loan and you can't get one.

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Forbes

October 15, 2012

100 Founders Share Their Top "Aha" Moments -- Guess How Many Jobs They've Created So Far?

Prepare to be stunned. Recently, I took issue with news reports questioning the role of small business as a source of new jobs. I summed it up with a remark from Jim Clifton, the Chairman of Gallup, from his new book The Coming Job Wars:

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msnbc

October 13, 2012

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

The credit pipeline for small businesses has been frozen or clogged for years now. And while plenty of entrepreneurs still can't get financing, a growing number of indicators point to improvement in access to capital. Here are some signs worth watching.

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entrepreneur

October 10, 2012

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

The credit pipeline for small businesses has been frozen or clogged for years now. And while plenty of entrepreneurs still can't get financing, a growing number of indicators point to improvement in access to capital. Here are some signs worth watching.

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New Jersey Newsroom

October 9, 2012

The return of big banks to small business lending

Big banks are back in small business lending. During a month in which the overall volume of loan applications increased by 5.6 percent, the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, my company's monthly analysis of 1,000 loan applications on Biz2credit.com, revealed that

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American Banker

October 9, 2012

CNBC

November 19, 2013

Crowdfunding 2.0: A new era for start-up finance

As one of the pioneers in the industry, Indiegogo was pleased with the SEC's recently released rules proposal for Regulation Crowdfunding...

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Large Banks Approving More Loans for Working Capital

Levels climbed 30% from the prior month, though they remain well below precrisis norms. Meanwhile, the SBA reported near-record volume in the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30.

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October 4, 2012

Biz2Credit Launches Financing Assistance Website for Restaurants

Inspired by the increasingly wide range of small business owners seeking capital, Biz2Credit, the online resource for small business finance, is launching industry-specific sites with information geared toward borrowers in those industries.

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October 4, 2012

Trends in Small Business Lending

The Atlanta Fed's latest semiannual Small Business Survey is active through October 22, 2012. If you own a small business and would like to participate, send an e-mail to SmallBusinessResearch@atl.frb.org.In our previous survey conducted in April 2012, we found that firms applying for credit at large national banks had notably..

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Credit Union Times

October 4, 2012

Steering Shipyard to Smoother Sailing: Print Preview

Jeff Marshall typically starts his days early at the Mystic Shipyard, a 169-year old marina with a history steeped in the construction of schooners and iron-clad ships to sail the waterways of New England.

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October 4, 2012

Biz2Credit Launches Financing Assistance Website

Inspired by the increasingly wide range of small business owners seeking capital, Biz2Credit, the online resource for small business finance, is launching industry-specific sites with information geared toward borrowers in those industries.

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September 28, 2012

Experience a world of franchising in California

Franchising is responsible for 8.1 million jobs and this is estimated to increase by 2.2 per cent in 2012, according to Franchise Business Economic Outlook. Investors are targeting trade shows and exhibitions, such as the West Coast Franchise Expo (WCFE)

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August 20, 2012

Increased Approvals of Small Business Loans by Big Banks Are a Good Sign for Entrepreneurs

Lending at big banks (classified as banks with $10B+ in assets) are rising, thanks to increased activity by mid-sized institutions within this category. This is welcome, positive news for small business owners.

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August 9, 2012

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for July 2012 Reports Increases in Approvals

The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, a monthly analysis of 1,000 loan applications on Biz2credit.com, revealed that approvals in July2012 by big banks ($10B+ in assets) improved for the second consecutive month to 11.3% from 11.1% in June 2012.

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August 9, 2012

Financing your small business with plastic: A capital idea?

Like many founders of startup companies, Scott Yates didn't have a line of credit from a bank to smooth out financial bumps when he launched MyTrafficNews.com in Denver in 2001 to help commuters stay aware of driving conditions.

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August 6, 2012

Banks keep lending standards tight for small firms

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Since the recession, small businesses trying to get bank loans have faced tougher credit standards -- and little has changed. In the Federal Reserve's most recent survey of bank loan officers, released Monday

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July 27, 2012

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July 27, 2012

Small business loan rejections from big banking players

Biz2Credit has released the results of a study of 1,000 small companies that were denied loans from their existing banks in the first half of 2012. The online credit marketplace found that Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo and TD Bank small-business customers..

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July 24, 2012

Credit unions banking on bills to lift small business lending

When Phoenix entrepreneur Eric McCarthy needed money to build an ice cream business, the banks would not budge. So McCarthy, like a growing number of small business owners, turned to a less likely source: his local credit unions.

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July 4, 2012

Biz2Credit Knows What You Had for Lunch

Biz2Credit is onto something. The company plays matchmaker between loan seekers and financial institutions, but behind the scenes there's much more happening. The company integrates Quickbooks - Intuit's business accounting program - allowing Biz2Credit to sync a company's entire financial history including debts

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June 7, 2012

CUs outdo banks in small-biz loans according to Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

From March 2011 through May 2012, credit unions have approved a higher percentage of loans each of those months than big banks, those with more than $10 billion in assets, and small banks, those with less than $10 billion in assets. See chart to compare the loans.

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June 6, 2012

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for May 2012 Reports Dip in Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks and Small Banks

The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, an analysis of 1,000 loan applications on Biz2credit.com, found that loan approvals by big banks dropped from 10.6% in April to 10.2% in May 2012

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May 25, 2012

Small Business Access to Capital: Alternative Resources Bridging the Gap

Nationwide in the U.S. over the past 15 years, small businesses generated 64 percent of the net new job growth. Small businesses with fewer than 500 employees, a definition used by the Small Business Administration (SBA), represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms..

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May 8, 2012

Can credit unions help to close the lending gap?

Some small-business owners are turning to credit unions as they search for capital to expand their businesses. "Credit unions are filling a void in the marketplace that has existed because many commercial banks have abandoned the small-business sector,"

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April 9, 2012

Foreclosures Still Climbing For NJ Commercial Properties

Alongside pronouncements that the state's business outlook is brightening, foreclosures of non-residential properties have been increasing in New Jersey. During the economic downturn in 2009, the state saw 3,827 non-residential foreclosure filings, including tax sales.

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March 19, 2012

Looking to Borrow? An Audited Financial Statement Can Help

More than one-half of all small-business loan applications are being rejected by banks, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. In such a tough lending environment, companies in need of capital might find lenders more receptive

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February 17, 2012

Alternative Lending Being Given a Boost

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Even as credit starts to flow again timidly at traditional lenders, small businesses -- particularly start-up companies -- are still having trouble getting financing. Many have turned to alternative lenders. And now bigger, more recognizable names finally smell opportunity

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January 31, 2012

How to Finance Your Start-Up Without Tapping Home Equity

With home values still depressed-and likely to remain so in the coming year-many people who plan to start businesses won't be able to leverage their personal properties to raise capital they need. There are several alternatives, however, some newer than others.

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January 28, 2012

7 Great Places to Find Franchise Financing, Loans & Credit From Small Business Lenders to SBA Banks

"Franchising, due to its structure and demonstrable track record of 40 percent growth over the last decade, offers the most promising vehicle to accelerate widespread job creation in this country,"

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December 22, 2011

Where To Turn When Your Bank Doesn't Love You Anymore

I t's the ultimate kick-in-the-gut for an entrepreneur: Your bank says your loan doesn't fit its lending criteria anymore. It won't renew your line of credit. Or, it changes itsservices or lending terms in a way that makes itunattractive for you to continue doing businessthere.

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December 16, 2011

Protect Your Business From the European Meltdown. Now.

Every money manager I interview is worried that Europe could blow any day now. Here's how to make sure your business survives. It's understandable that most business owners have been ignoring the financial news out of Europe these days

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December 12, 2011

Paychex Launches Website to Help Entrepreneurs Start, Grow, and Manage

ROCHESTER, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Paychex was founded in 1971 as a small business with a great idea and a commitment to make it work. Fast forward 40 years and Paychex has grown to become a nationally recognized leader in providing payroll, human resource..

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December 7, 2011

Over 100 Million Shoppers Help Jumpstart the Holiday Season for Independent Merchants

NEW YORK, December 7, 2011 -- The second-annual Small Business Saturday gave a boost to Main Street merchants and spurred an estimated 103 million Americans to shop at independently-owned small businesses.

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November 25, 2011

Business owners say bank loans hard to get

LOS ANGELES - The TV commercials are heartwarming - Richard and Gloria Pink, sitting in their busy hot-dog stand on Los Angeles' La Brea Avenue, remember how Bank of America gave his parents the loan that helped them build their business more than 50 years ago.

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