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OYO Announces Partnership With Biz2Credit to Provide Small Business Financing Options to Hotel Owners

OYO, the world's third-largest and fastest-growing chain of hotels, homes, and spaces, has partnered with Biz2Credit

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Forbes

Small Business Loan Approvals at Banks Hit Record Highs

This news comes on the heels of an announcement by the Federal Reserve last month that indicated interest rates would actually decline for the first time in years.

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Forbes

This Entrepreneur Funded 15,000 Companies With Over $2.2 Billion In Loans

Rohit Arora got his entrepreneurial hustle growing up in India. His startup now funds thousands of other small businesses.

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Forbes

How Banks View Competition in Small Business Lending

Small businesses need access to credit in order to survive and thrive. For centuries, banks have been the primary source for small business funding.

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CNBC

Lending gap narrows for women business owners, but it's still 31% less than for men

Women-owned businesses continue to be a growth engine for the U.S. economy, and recent data shows their access to capital is an indicator of the phenomenon.

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FORBES

When Bank Branches Close, Digital Lending Levels The Playing Field For Small Business Borrowers

America’s largest banks have been shrinking their branch networks for the past several years, mostly by cutting back in relatively poor neighborhoods,

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CNBC

The lending gap narrows for women business owners, but it's still 31% less than for men

Women-owned businesses continue to be a growth engine for the U.S. economy, and recent data shows their access to capital is an indicator of the phenomenon.

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FINANCIAL

As Revenue of Women-Owned Businesses Rose, Credit Scores and Loan Amounts

The number of women-owned businesses that applied for funding in 2018 increased by 13 percent

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FORBES

Good News For Small Business Borrowers: SBA Lending Is Back On Track

Although the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was closed for most of January due to the government shutdown, the percentage of SBA loan approvals dropped by just one percen

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FORBES

Even After It Is Over, The Government Shutdown Still Hurts Small Businesses

The end of the government shutdown that began on Dec. 22 is welcome news. Museums have reopened, as have national parks.

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NY1

How the Partial Government Shutdown is Slowing Down Small Businesses

Domenico Vitale owns and runs an advertising and film production company in DUMBO, Brooklyn called PI&C and wants to expand, but those plans are on hold because of the partial fede

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APNEWS

Government Shutdown Hurts SBA Lending at Banks in December, According to Biz2Credit Small Business L

With the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) closed for the past two weeks because of the partial government shutdown, SBA loan approvals dropped in December 2018 at banks and

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Forbes

Three Reasons Why Small Business Loans Were Easier To Get In 2018

At its Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) Policy Meeting on December 19, the Federal Reserve voted to raise the target range for the federal funds rate to 2-1/4 to 2‑1/2 percen

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PYMNTS.com

HSBC Digitizes SMB Lending In Canada With Biz2Credit Partnership

HSBC Bank Canada is collaborating with alternative lending firm Biz2Credit to streamline and digitize small business lending in the country.

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FORBES

Finding the Best Small Business Resources for Veterans

People often confuse Memorial Day and Veterans Day. Memorial Day, which takes place at the end of May, honors members of the military who have sacrificed their lives in combat.

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FORBES

Three Things That Frighten Small Business Owners This Halloween

By most measures of performance, the American economy has been bustling during 2018. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached its highest ever closing of 26,828.39 on October 3.

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FORBES

Looming Interest Rate Hikes Could Slow The Economy

With the economy starting to show some signs of slowing down, President Trump has aimed his wrath at the Federal Reserve and Fed Chairman Jerome Powell, whom Trump appointed to a f

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MONEY-CONTROL

Biz2Credit plans expansion, eyes Rs 100 crore revenue by 2020

US based fintech firm Biz2Credit is digitally enhancing its operations in India and is targeting Rs 100 crore topline over next two years.

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FORBES

The Stunning Success Of Latino-Owned Businesses Spurs Entrepreneurship

Average annual revenue of Latino-owned business increased from $258,702 in 2016-17 to $327,189 in 2017-18, an increase of 26.5%, according to a new study of more than 28,000 busine

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CNBC

Latinos: A powerful force turbocharging small-business growth and driving $700 billion into the US e

There's a powerful force turbocharging small-business growth in the United States that often goes overlooked. It's the Latino contingent that has outstripped all other demographic

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YAHOO FINANCE

Latinos: A powerful force fueling small-business growth and driving $700 billion into the US economy

There's a powerful force turbocharging small-business growth in the United States that often goes overlooked.

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ANDROMEDA

Andromeda Join Hands With Biz2Credit To Digitally Enhance Its Operations

Andromeda, loan distributors, entered a strategic alliance with Biz2Credit, a US-based fintech marketplace and platform for business funding.

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BUSINESS STANDARD

Biz2Credit plans expansion, eyes Rs 100 cr revenue by 2020

US based fintech firm Biz2Credit is digitally enhancing its operations in India and is targeting Rs 100 crore topline over next two years.

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ET Tech

Andromeda signs strategic alliance with Biz2Credit

Loan distributor Andromeda has entered a strategic alliance with Biz2Credit, a US-based fintech marketplace and platform for business funding.

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FORBES

A Decade After The Market Crash, Small Business Lending Is Strong

This month marks ten years since the market crash of 2008, and times have changed dramatically for small business lending.

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FORBES

Seven Tips To Help Your Small Business Recover From Hurricane Damage

The 2018 hurricane season (June through November) has become increasingly more intense since the calendar turned to September.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Launches New Virtual CFO for Small Businesses

Biz2Credit announced on Wednesday the launch of its BizAnalyzer Virtual CFO, which is described as an advanced software tool that enables business owners to make smarter financial

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NASDAQ

Biz2Credit Launches New Virtual CFO for Small Businesses, Available Through Paychex Promise

Biz2Credit today announced the launch of its BizAnalyzer TM Virtual CFO, an advanced software tool that enables business owners to make smarter financial decisions about

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit's Latest Business Index Reveals: Strong Economy Leads to Record High Small Business Loan

Biz2Credit recently announced the results of its latest small business lending index, which revealed that small business loan approval rates for big banks reached another high poin

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INC

How to Plan For the Busy Season During Summer Slowdown

The last weeks of August are often among the slowest of the year for small businesses. It is a time when many employees take vacations and those who remain at work cover for them.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Big Banks Bullish on Lending to Small Businesses, Biz2Credit Reports

The July Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index reports this was a strong month for small business lending approvals.

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FORBES

To Expand Or Not To Expand: Four Considerations For Growing Companies

The Federal Reserve says that economic activity is strong, and the Labor Department reports that the economy keeps adding jobs across many sectors and unemployment remains low.

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FORBES

In Age of Mobile Banking, Writing Checks Helps Small Businesses Manage Cash Flow

Despite the growing prevalence of online banking, small companies and mid-sized companies (SMBs) write eight times as many checks as their retail customers.

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PYMNTS.com

A Global View Of Small Business Optimism

What's it like to be a small business owner? It depends where one is based, according to the latest data. In Europe, small businesses are feeling optimistic about global expansion and use of cash management.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Loan Approvals Continue to Rise, Says New Biz2Credit Report

According to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, the loan approval percentage across all categories of lenders is rising. For banks and institutional lenders, the month of June has delivered new highs.

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CUINSIGHT

Loan approval percentages rise for all categories of lenders, reach new heights for banks and instit

Small business loan approval rates for big banks (26.1%) continued the upswing with yet another new high in June 2018, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index.

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FORBES

Students Lend A Hand In Puerto Rico

With support from UNICEF USA, teams of student volunteers from New York are in Puerto Rico this summer helping to repair homes that were damaged during Hurricane Maria.

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FORBES

Congress Passes SBA Lending Limit Increase; Trump Signs Into Law

Earlier this month, Congress voted to enable the Small Business Administration (SBA) to increase the annual limit on its loan guarantees for its popular 7(a) loan program by 15 percent.

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PYMNTS.com

Credit Union SMB Loan Approvals Hit Record Lows

The latest data from the monthly Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index suggests a slump in small business lending among U.S. credit unions.

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FORBES

With Interest Rates Rising, Small Businesses Should Apply For Loans Now

Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell announced another interest rate hike on June 13 and foretold of two more increases later this year.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Loan Approval Rates Hit Record High, Biz2Credit Reports

The record highs reflect a strong US economy and job growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the unemployment rate is currently at 3.8%.

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FORBES

Fed's Small Business Credit Survey Finds Revenue Growth And Financial Challenges

Small businesses reported stronger revenue growth and profitability, but continued financial challenges for some segments, according to the recent released Small Business Credit Survey (SBCS).

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PYMNTS.com

Competition Heats Up Between Large FIs, Small Banks, Alt Lenders - And SMBs Win

Loan approvals for small business borrowers in the U.S. hit a new peak last month, according to Biz2Credit research. But the story doesn't end there.

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FORBES

Loan Approvals Hit New Heights For Small Business Borrowers With Good Credit

For the longest time, small businesses that established deposit relationships with banks could count on them to be lenders at times when the business owners needed money .

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FORBES

Four Reasons Why Small Business Lending Is Hot

Small business lending may currently be at its highest point this century. The overall strong economy and relatively low interest rates are important factors.

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US NEWS

The Best Small Business Loans of 2018

Small business loans are typically used to start a business, purchase inventory or equipment, purchase real estate or expand an existing business. According to the National Small Business Association.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

NYC Rates Best for Small Business Growth Second Year Running, Says Biz2Credit

The 2018 Best Cities for Small Business Growth study by Biz2Credit has revealed New York is the best city for small business growth.

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BLACK ENTERPRISE

NEW YORK CITY TOPS BEST CITIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS IN 2018

The Big Apple, perhaps, is the place to be if you're an entrepreneur aspiring to scale your business. For the second straight year, New York City ranked No. 1 among the best cities for small business according to a 2018 Biz2Credit National Small Business Week study.

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CUINSIGHT

Small business loan approval percentages again surge at big banks in April, according to Biz2Credit

Small business loan approval rates for big banks (25.7%) continued the upswing with yet another new high in April 2018, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index.

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FORBES

National Small Business Week Provides Resources, Guidance and Inspiration for Small Business Owners

Each year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation calling for the celebration of National Small Business Week.

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FORBES

Filing A Tax Return On Time Increases The Odds Of Getting A Small Business Loan

Small business loan approval rates at big banks continued the upswing with yet another new high last month, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index.

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MAKEIT

Women business owners get nearly 50% less in funding than their male counterparts - and it's getting

A new report released Wednesday reveals an alarming trend: The lending gap for women is widening dramatically, seriously impacting growth prospects for this key demographic group.

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DAILY REPORT

Lending by big banks to small businesses hits record high, study finds

One thing that's critical for growth in a capitalistic economy and that's capital. Small businesses, which have created two out of three new jobs in this country in recent years, are the ones with big capital needs.

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WASHINGTON

Lending by big banks to small businesses hits a record high, study finds

One thing that's critical for growth in a capitalistic economy and that's capital. Small businesses, which have created two out of three new jobs in this country in recent years.

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FORBES

As Trump Celebrates Economic Successes In His First Year, Small Business Lending Improves

In his first State of the Union address delivered last week, President Trump focused on the economic successes that occurred during his first year in office. The Dow Jones Industrial Average reached new heights throughout 2017 and has stayed above the 20,000 mark since surpassing it about a year ago.

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FORBES

Bipartisan Bill Would Strengthen the SBA's 7(a) Small Business Lending Program

Earlier this month, House Committee on Small Business ranking member Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) and chair Steve Chabot (R-OH), along with Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee chair Jim Risch (R-ID) and ranking member Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced the Small Business.

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INC

Why Short-Term Funding May Be the Answer to Your Company's Financial Needs

At one point or another, just about every business will need a quick infusion of funding. A merchant cash advance can offer just that; it provides short-term funding offered in one lump sum to a business in exchange for a portion of the business.

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FORBES

Best Small Business Loans For Women In 2018

Women-owned businesses (companies at least 51 percent female-owned) have grown exponentially to account for nearly four-in-ten of U.S. firms over the past two decades.

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FORBES

As 2018 Begins, Lots Of Small Business Loan Options Are Open To Entrepreneurs

No one can overlook the strength of the economy at this current point in time. Holiday retail sales were up, the stock markets have performed very well, unemployment remains low, and salaries have risen a notch.

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FORBES

How To Start A Business In 2018

With the promise of a New Year often comes the inspiration for leaving an unsatisfying job. Many people will start job hunting immediately. Others will wait until they receive their 2017 bonuses.

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FORBES

Calculate Startup Costs Before Applying for Small Business Loans

Before launching any new venture, whether it’s a startup or an expansion of an existing enterprise to a new location, an entrepreneur must write a business plan that will guide the business through the critical first year and beyond.

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INC

6 Mistakes That Can Sabotage A Small Business Loan Request

Entrepreneurs often start with an idea and then, in order to get the business off the ground, need an infusion of capital. With traditional banks and, increasingly, online lenders willing to supply funding, in many ways the process of applying for small business loans has become easier.

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FORBES

The Perfect Storm For Small Business Loan Approvals In 2018

Small business lending has been strong in 2017 and recent figures indicate that the trend will continue in the coming year.

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INC

How to Secure Small-Business Loans With Bad Credit in 2018

One of the most common questions I get from entrepreneurs is whether they can get a small business loan if they have bad credit. A poor credit rating does not mean it is impossible to secure a business loan.

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FORBES

Three Reasons To Be Confident About Securing SBA Loans In 2018

Businesses seeking SBA loans this month and in the coming year have a number of reasons to be positive about their chances of securing funding.

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FORBES

Seven Smart Tips For Starting A Small Business In 2018

Everyone knows you cannot hang a shingle and announce that you have started a business. Launching a company involves research, planning, financing, and fulfilling legal requirements.

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INC

5 Small Business Finance Trends of 2018

Small business optimism has been strong throughout 2017. While President Trump has had plenty of controversy, the stock markets have performed well since he was sworn in on January 20.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Loan Approvals Hit Another Post-Recession High, Biz2Credit Says

Small business loan approvals at big banks improved again last month to reach another post-recession high.

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FORBES

Five Ways to Jumpstart Holiday Shopping with Small Business Saturday

Although Black Friday “officially” kicks off the holiday shopping season, other upcoming special days provide occasions that entice consumers to spend.

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MEDIAPOST

Small Business Saturday Waxing As Black Friday Wanes

Small Business Saturday, which is sandwiched in between the big retailers'upcoming — and seismically larger - Black Friday and Cyber Monday events, continues to gain traction in its eighth year of promoting shops on Main St.

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FORBES

The Three Best Sources of Small Business Loans Today

With stock markets performing well and optimism over President Trump’s tax cuts, small business lending is thriving in 2017.

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FORBES

Four Ways to Know if a Business Line of Credit Is Right for Your Company

When a business owner needs cash but does not have a lot in the way of collateral, a small business line of credit might just be the right answer. An unsecured business lines of cr

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American Banker

Big banks kick small-business lending into high gear

In recent months big banks have ramped up their efforts at making small-business loans, according to industry participants and new data on approval rates. This trend includes longt

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FORBES

Three Reasons Why Bank Lending to Small Businesses Has Reached Post-Recession Highs

While it may not feel like it, the Great Recession started almost a decade ago. According to the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research the recession began in December 2007, pea

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SUSAN SOLOVIC

Big banks approving more small business loans

While alternative lenders – like the web-based peer-to-peer enterprises – have been getting a lot of attention in the media, it’s the large banks that are really making small business lending “news” right now.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit's Latest Small Business Lending Index Reveals: Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks Reached N

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit announced the release of its latest monthly analysis, which revealed that loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion-plus in assets) increased to a new

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PYMNTS.com

Small Business, Big Banking Not A Winning Combo, Survey Finds

That’s bad news for some of the largest FIs, despite a recent uptick in small business lending activity. Separate data from Biz2Credit from its Small Business Lending Index found

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FORBES

Top Ten States for Small Business Loans and How You Can Get Them

Securing a business loan is perhaps one of the most stressful moments of time for entrepreneurs throughout America, regardless of the region. However, a recent study conducted by

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Big Bank Lending for Small Businesses Returns to Post-Recession Highs

According to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, loan approval rates at big banks improved two-tenths of a percent to 24.3 percent, matching an all-time index high. Significantly, this marked the eighth time in the last 12 months that loan approval rates improved at this category of lenders.

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INC

No Matter How You Slice It, Technology Boosts Sales

It is 2017, but many companies are still conducting business as it had been done in the 20th century. In fact, almost half of American small businesses do not have a website and only 36 percent use a business website to communicate news to their customers and prospective clients, according to a recent CNBC report.

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CNBC

Closing the gender gap: Women founders win on crowdfunding platforms

Women entrepreneurs have a harder time raising money than men. The gender gap extends to bank lending, and in Silicon Valley men have the power and the purse strings.As a result,

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FORBES

Banks That Don't Invest in Technology Risk Falling Behind Permanently

Lending institutions have increasingly banked on investments in technology to streamline their processes, minimize risk and boost their portfolios and profitability during the past decade.

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inc.

Three Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from "Game of Thrones"

Based on George R.R. Martin's series of fantasy novels, "Game of Thrones" has emerged as must-watch television on HBO for millions of Americans over the last half-decade.

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NJBIZ

Report: N.J. businesses are most likely to get loan approval

New Jersey business owners are seemingly doing something right when requesting a business loan. According to a new report out by Biz2Credit, an online lending marketplace.

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PYMNTS.com

Gridlock In Washington Threatens SME Optimism

The regulatory landscape is difficult for many small business owners to navigate in the U.S. these days. From tax reform to healthcare legislation, SMEs must have their fingers on the pulse of an array.

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CNBC

6 ways states are creating small business hot spots - and jobs

Low taxes is a lure for small business. Five states — Nevada, Texas, South Dakota, Wyoming and Washington — have no income or capital gains tax, either on individuals or corporations.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit's Latest Small Business Lending Index Revealed: Loan Approval Rates Rebound at Big Banks

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit announced its latest Small Business Lending Index revealed that loan approval rates at big banks, $10 billion-plus in assets, increased to post-recession hig

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INC

Three Lessons Entrepreneurs Can Learn from 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'

Created by the legendary Stan Lee more than 50 years ago, Spider-Man has been a favorite of innumerable comic book fans and generated more than $4 billion at the box office worldwide.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Banks, Other Lenders See Small Business Approval Rates Drop in May

The only ray of hope came from institutional lenders who reported a slight improvement in approval rates. In May, institutional lenders' loan approval rates rose to 63.8 percent,

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DAILY NEWS

Older New Yorkers face better odds of getting a small biz loan

The percentage of new business owners ages 20-24 has shrunk from more than one-third (34.3%) in 1996 to 25% in 2015, according to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Start-up Activity.

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BUSINESS JOURNAL

Report: Loan approval rates up for some small business lenders up in SA (graphics)

Approval rates for small business loans in San Antonio were a mixed bag — slightly higher at some financial institutions and down at others, according to data collected by Biz2Credit Inc.

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USA TODAY

Why aren't small businesses borrowing more?

Loan applications to Biz2Credit, which connects thousands of small business borrowers to lenders online, fell 0.5% in May following a 2.5% decline in April, said Biz2Credit CEO Rohit Arora.

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INC

Why Amazon's Growth in Small Business Lending Threatens the Banking System

It was not that long ago that going to the mall was an American pastime. In the past two decades, consumers bought into the convenience of shopping.

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FORBES

Fed's Interest Rate Hikes Are Premature

Although there has been a trio of rate hikes over the last half year, interest rates are still low, which is good news for small business owners.

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CNBC

Another industry Amazon plans to crush is small-business lending: Op-Ed

Amazon's entry into small-business lending could transform the banking industry in the same way that the web-based retailer revolutionized retail. It started as an online seller of books.

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CNBC

Another industry Amazon plans to crush is small-business lending

Amazon will mark its 22nd year in business this summer. During this period, the e-commerce site has transformed retail. Today it announced the purchase of Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.

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AARP

Older Entrepreneurs Are More Likely to Get Funding

A new study has found that while younger small-business owners are the most likely to apply for funding, entrepreneurs 50 and older are the ones most likely to receive it.

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ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL

7 things to know today and loan approval rates at banks, alternative lenders decline

Small business loan approval rates at big banks fell two-tenths of a percent from April's 24.3% figure, a post-recession high, to 24.1% in May. The drop comes after approval rates at big banks climbed for most of the year.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Reports: Loan Approval Rates Drop at Banks & Alternative Lenders in May 2017

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit released its latest Small Business Lending Index that revealed loan approval rates at big banks, small banks, alternative lenders, and credit unions took a slight dip in May 2017.

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INC

Three Lessons Small Business Owners Can Learn from Wonder Woman

DC Comics first published its Wonder Woman comic book in the 1941. When Harvard psychologist William Morton Marston created the character, he depicted a female superhero who possessed physical

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PYMNTS.com

Biz2Credit Tells Banks To Stop Fixating On Millennials

As the age of a small business owner increases, so do their chances of having a loan application approved by bank lenders, according to research from Biz2Credit.

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INC

JFK and the SBA

John F. Kennedy would have turned 100 on May 29. Across the country, local communities have celebrated the life and legacy of America's 35th President.

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INC

Five Ways to Avoid a Cyber Attack

The greatest threat to a business in the 21st century could come from an unknown person on the other side of the world. Hacking attacks cost the average American firm $15.4 million.

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FORBES

Have Your 2016 Returns Available If You Want a Small Business Loan Now

Small business loan approval rates at big banks increased by two-tenths of a percent to a post-recession high of 24.3% in April 2017.

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DAILYNEWS

Why New York is the best U.S. city for small business

New York has long been viewed as the premier destination in the "Land of Opportunity" and has long been a place that attracts and fosters entrepreneurship.

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PYMNTS.com

A Birdseye Views Of Alternative Finance

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has kicked off an inquiry into the U.S.’ SME finance space to understand how lenders lend to small businesses — or even define what they are.

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American Banker

The state of small business: What banks need to know

The good news: SBA lending is going gangbusters and business owners are optimistic about growth prospects and their ability to access credit. The not-so-good news.

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INC

Impact of Trump's Tax Plan on Small Business

President Trump is expected to formally introduce his tax reform plan on Wednesday (5/3/17). The plan is expected to reduce the top corporate tax rate for small business owners to 15 percent from 39.6 percent.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Lending at Big Banks is On the Rebound, Says Biz2Credit

Loan approval rates at big banks rebounded after a setback month, the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index has revealed.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit's Latest Small Business Lending Index Reports: Big Bank Loan Approvals Rates Improves Fol

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit released its latest small business lending index which revealed loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion-plus in assets) rebounded in April 2017 after a

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FORBES

Technology, Immigrant Entrepreneurship Fuel Growth Among Best Small Business Cities in America

As the immigration debate continues, a new study indicates that immigrant entrepreneurial zeal and technology are fueling much of the small business growth in America.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Names New York City The 2017 Best Small Business City in America

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday it named New York City the 2017 Best Small Business City in America.

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CNBC

The best city for small business in America is not in Silicon Valley

New York City surpassed Silicon Valley to become the top city for small business, according to Biz2Credit's annual study of the Top Small Business Cities in America.

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YAHOO FINANCE

The crucial money decision Elon Musk made when he was broke

In a span of less than four months, Tesla Motors (TSLA) founder and CEO Elon Musk has added $2.3 billion to his personal wealth . Musk is now worth more than $13 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index

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CNBC

Musk's 'out of cash' dilemma many business founders love to share

In a span of less than four months, Tesla Motors founder and CEO Elon Musk has added $2.3 billion to his personal wealth. Musk is now worth more than $13 billion, according to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.

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Small Business TRENDS

Small Business Loans at Institutional Lenders, Small Banks on the Uptick

The latestBiz2Credt Small Business Lending Index shows a positive outlook for small business loans based on their approval rates. Specific upticks were measured at institutional le

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Announces Partnership With Oriental Bank to Expand Online Access for Small Business Finan

Biz2Credit announce on Thursday it has formed a partnership with Puerto Rico’s Oriental Bank to help develop a digital lending platform for the bank’s commercial clients. Accor

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FORBES

Trump's Inability to Push Agenda Could Benefit Small Business Borrowers

Like all presidents, Donald Trump took office expecting to change things quickly. While there are new people in power, some of his well hyped shake up efforts have stalled.

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PYMNTS.com

SME Optimism Teeters - Should The US Be Worried?

U.S. small businesses are feeling pretty good right now. The latest research from Capital One found half of small businesses in the country feel.

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ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL

7 things to know today and loan approval rates rise in March

Here's some good news if you're hoping to land financing in the near future: Loan approval rates at institutional investors and small banks improved in March.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit March 2017 Report: Small Biz Lending Approval Improve at Institutional Investors & Small

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday that its latest small business lending index revealed that loan approval rates at institutional investors and small banks improved in March 2017.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit & Columbia Business School to Host Frontiers of Digital Finance Conference in New York Ci

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday it is teaming up with Columbia Business School to host the inaugural conference of Frontiers of Digital Finance on May 31st at Lerner Hall.

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DAILY NEWS

Small biz loan approval rates rise as Fed raises interest rates

At its latest policy meeting, the Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate for the second time in three months and predicted two additional hikes in 2017.

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FORBES

Mobile Small Business Loan Applications Jump; Entrepreneurs Apply Outside Typical Banking Hours

Improvements in technology enabled banks to offer retail customers quick access to check account balances, pay bills and transfer funds between accounts.

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PYMNTS.com

Approaching SME Finance Like Personal Finance

With greater confidence in the U.S. economy and small business confidence in the current presidential administration, alternative lending is yet again at a crossroads.

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USA TODAY

Sign of concern? Business lending slows after election

Stocks are near all-time highs. Job growth is booming. And companies are starting to invest in new equipment and structures again as the energy industry bubbles back to life.

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ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL

7 things to know and what the Fed's interest rate means for your business

Good morning, Orlando! The recent increase by the Federal Reserve of its benchmark interest rate won’t have much effect for most people in the short term, analysts say.

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Lending times

Friday March 17 2017, Daily News Digest

Today's main news: CreditEase Fintech Investment Fund announces new global investments. Money360 loan portfolio exceeds $200M. Funding Circle launches C shares offer for the fund.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Lending at Big Banks Hits New Post-Recession High

Big banks continue to believe in the potential of small businesses. The latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index reveals small business loan approval at big banks.

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CUINSIGHT

Small Biz lending approval rates surge at big banks, institutional investors: Biz2Credit Small Busin

Loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) improved to new post-recession highs in February 2017, according to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index.

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FORBES

Three Ways Small Businesses Should Take Advantage Of The Fed's Rate Hike Announcement

The Federal Reserve raised its base interest rate for the second time in three months on Wednesday at its March policy meeting.

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PYMNTS.com

Big Banks Continue SME Lending Upswing

Big banks in the U.S. continue to increase their lending to SMEs, according to the latest data from Biz2Credit.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index February 2017 Reports: Small Biz Lending Approval Rat

On Wednesday, Biz2Credit announced its latest small business lending index revealed that loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) improved to new post.

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INC

Why Now May Be the Best Time in Years for Landing a Small Business Loan

Good news for entrepreneurs with patchy credit: Your score could soon rise by dozens of points, possibly making it much easier to secure a business loan.

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CNBC

Lending gap or not, women are beating out men 5 to 1 in this booming sector

The U.S. economy has made great strides over the last decade as it continues to rebound from the country's worst financial collapse since the Great Depression.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Study Reveals: Annual Revenues & Profits of Women-Owned Businesses Leaped in 2016

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday that its latest study revealed that the average annual revenues of women-owned businesses increased 47 percent and average annual earnings.

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YAHOO FINANCE

Lending gap or not, women are beating out men 5 to 1 in this booming sector

The U.S. economy has made great strides over the last decade as it continues to rebound from the country's worst financial collapse since the Great Depression.

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FORBES

Three Ways Women Can Overcome The Gender Gap in Small Business Financing

In past nine years, women-owned firms have increased by 45 percent, and employment by these companies has increased by 18 percent since the Great Recession.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Gender Gap Narrows for Women Business Owners

Women entrepreneurs have helped fuel the economic recovery, and female-owned businesses have grown at a rate five times the national average over the last nine years.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Announces Partnership with Payment Processor BluePay to Expand Clients' Access to Capital

Biz2Credit announced on Tuesday it has formed a partnership with BluePay, a provider of technology-enabled payment processing solutions for merchants and suppliers in North America.

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FINANCIAL TIME

US banks hit brakes on lending after Trump election

US banks have hit the brakes on lending since Donald Trump's election in November, casting doubt on claims that the president's victory has unleashed "animal spirits" in the economy.

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DAILYNEWS

The year started strong for small business lending in New York

Loan approval rates at New York City-based big banks ($10 billion-plus in assets) picked up where they left off in 2016, improving to post-recession highs in January.

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FORBES

3 Reasons FinTech Is Thriving

Chris Myers of Bode Tree recently wrote in Forbes that "the bloom is finally coming off the rose" in FinTech and that the once hot sector has seen its fair share of failures of late.

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PYMNTS.com

The Power Of Invoice Data

The invoice is a powerful source of financial data. For lenders, those documents provide insight into a business’ health, but with late and delayed B2B payments as a continuing problem for the small supplier community.

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INQUIRER

Fast-growing SBA is one federal agency Trump supports

One of President Trump's least controversial nominations is former pro-wrestling magnate Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration, an agency.

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American Banker

BankThink Small-business lending has a diversity problem

It is disturbing how easy it is to prove the large gap between lending capital available to male and/or white-small business owners and the capital available to women and minority small-business owners.

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FORBES

Three Reasons Small Business Owners Should Apply for Funding Before April 15

Loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) picked up where they left off in 2016, improving to post-recession highs in January 2017.

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PYMNTS.com

Tradeshift Links SMEs To Biz2Credit Platform

Two SME-servicing companies are linking up to provide small business finance. Tradeshift and Biz2Credit announced Thursday (Feb. 9) that they are partnering to provide SME financing services.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Forms Partnership with Tradeshift to Expand Access to Capital Through New Platform App

Biz2Credit announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with Tradeshift to expand access to capital through a new platform app.

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PYMNTS.com

Greenline Ventures Launches New Small Business Fund

Denver-based Greenline Ventures is opening up a new fund to help finance small businesses in the U.S.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Reports: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates Improve to New Highs at Big Banks

Loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) picked up where they left off in 2016, improving to post-recession highs in January 2017, according to the most recent Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index.

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INC

How to Win Your Own Small Business Super Bowl

It is the single biggest event of the year for sports fans in America, The Super Bowl, which will feature a matchup of the NFL's New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.

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INC

Easing of Dodd-Frank Regulations Will Help Small Businesses Seeking Capital

The business friendly Trump Administration has its sights set on easing the banking restrictions put in place by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, which was established in 2010.

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FORBES

Raising The Credit Union Lending Cap Would Benefit Small Businesses

National Association of Federally-Insured Credit Unions (NAFCU), the trade association representing the interests of federally-insured credit unions.

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INC

Shark Tank Meets "Teach a Man to Fish"

Over the past 75+ years, CARE has evolved into one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations delivering both aid and lasting change in the most vulnerable communities on the planet.

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DAILY NEWS

Lending approval rates up as Trump boosts small biz confidence

For the seventh consecutive month, the U.S. Department of Labor reported a substantial increase in job creation as 156,000 jobs were added to the economy in December.

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PYMNTS.com

SMEs Worldwide Feel Seismic Market Changes

Small businesses are feeling the pressures of market changes - and not only in the U.S. Economic fluctuations, regulatory shifts and changes in bank loan behavior across the U.S.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Trump Bump Extends to Small Business Lending, Biz2Credit Reports

According to Biz2Credit the “Trump Bump” is extending beyond the stock market to small business lending. In its recent report, Biz2Credit says that lending at big banks.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Small Business Index: Good News for Small Banks, Negative Trend Continues for Alternative

Loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) and institutional lenders finished the year strong, improving to post-recession highs in December 2016.

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Lending times

Around the Web: 2017 Marketplace Lending, FinTech Predictions

Certain events of 2016 shook up the marketplace lending sector–Brexit and the Lending Club debacle are a couple that come to mind. But what does 2017 hold? Nobody knows for sure.

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FORBES

Three Tech Trends That Will Impact Small Business Lending

Optimism seems to be abound, economically at least, with a businessman heading for the White House. The Dow has risen and, despite vocal opposition from opponents on many of his decisions.

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FINTECH ROUNDUP

Alternative SME finance just might survive in 2017

Earlier this month, marketplace lending site Biz2Credit released the findings of its most recent small business lending index.

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FORBES

Three Reasons for Small Business Optimism About the Economy in 2017

For the better part of the last 12 months, economists pondered when the Federal Reserve would decide on an interest rate hike. When the time finally came at the Fed's final policy meeting of the year.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Will Fed Rate Hike Mean Easier Access to Small Business Loans?

The Federal Reserve raised its benchmark interest rate Wednesday for only the second time since the 2008 recession, citing falling unemployment and low inflation as key factors in its decision.

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PYMNTS.com

Alternative SME Finance Just Might Survive In 2017

Earlier this month, marketplace lending site Biz2Credit released the findings of its most recent small business lending index. The data revealed that SME loan approval rates at big

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Lending from Big Banks and Institutional Lenders Surge, Biz2Credit Reports

Big banks and institutional lenders continue giving small businesses a reason to smile. According to the newly released Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index report for November 2016.

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PYMNTS.com

Bank SME Lending Surges, Alt-Lenders Flop

Marketplace lending platform Biz2Credit has published its latest small business lending index, and the numbers signal rough waters ahead for alternative finance.

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DAILY NEWS

Loan approval rates at big banks surge in NY ahead of Fed meet

For the sixth consecutive month, the U.S. economy has experienced a substantial increase in employment, according to the most recent jobs report.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Reports: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Banks & Institutional Lenders Reach New Heights

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit released its latest small business lending index, which reportedly revealed that loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders .

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FORBES

Three Ways SBA Nominee Linda McMahon Can Boost Small Business

Just a month after pulling off perhaps the greatest upset in political history, President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet continues to take shape.

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BUSINESS LEADERS

ROHIT ARORA

Rohit Arora is the CEO and Co-Founder of Biz2Credit, a leading online marketplace which matches small businesses with sources of capital, and has provided $1.5bn in loans.

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American Banker

When Loan Concentration Might Be a Good Thing

You'd rather have a heart surgeon who has done a lot of bypasses than a novice, right? Perhaps the same thinking should apply to commercial lenders.

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INC

State of Entrepreneurship 2017: Growing Revenue, Growing Uncertainty

Ginger Jones became an entrepreneur to care for others. Her $3 million business, Jones Therapy, based in Franklin, Tennessee, runs nine clinics for patients--mostly children--who struggle to speak.

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INC

Why Cyber Monday Should Be a Daily Occurrence for Small Businesses

While countless companies promoted their Cyber Monday deals, many small businesses missed the boat on the opportunity.

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DAILYNEWS

Small Business Saturday is a big opportunity for NYC retailers

Small Business Saturday was launched by American Express in 2010. Now an important part of Thanksgiving weekend.

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FORBES

Five Ways to Use Small Business Saturday to Drive Sales

Launched by American Express, the first-ever Small Business Saturday took place on Nov 27, 2010.

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PYMNTS.com

Navigating The Regulatory Labyrinth Of Gig Economy Payments

The gig economy is gaining traction all around the world. But how does global expansion affect the payment processes that keep these contractors and freelancers invested.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Sky's The Limit? Big Bank Lending for Small Businesses Just Keeps Climbing

Lending to small businesses from big banks ( those with $10 billion or more in assets) and institutional lennders continues to climb.

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INC

Reasons Why Donald Trump's Election Could Help Small Businesses Seeking Financing

Following the greatest election upset in American history, President-elect Donald Trump's victory has sent shock waves across politics and business.

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Enterpreneur

10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

Applying for a bank loan involves much more than filling out paperwork and saying a prayer. Among other things, you need to consider the state of your personal and business finance

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YAHOO FINANCE

Biz2Credit Ranked 114th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast

Biz2Credit today announced it ranked number 114 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500TM, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Trump and Small Businesses: They Went for Him Bigly. Now What?

A majority of small business owners favored Donald Trump in the Presidential election. That’s according to data from pollster Richard Baris.

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FORBES

Four Things Donald Trump Can Do to Bolster Small Business

After what is being described as the upset in political history, Donald Trump now prepares to take over the Oval Office on January 20, 2017.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Reports: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders Continued t

On Thursday, Biz2Credit announced its recent Small Business Lending Index report revealed that loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders.

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Fed keeps interest rates flat ahead of election despite U.S. economic growth

The Federal Reserve held off on raising interest rates at its last meeting before the presidential election due to global uncertainty.

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FORBES

Follow The Money: How Women-Owned Businesses Can Get Ahead

Women own more and more small and mid-sized businesses. A report from the Institute of Women’s Policy Research showed that approximately 29% of U.S.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Hispanic-Owned Businesses See Revenue Spike, Says Biz2Credit Report

Hispanic-owned businesses are on a roll, reveals a new study. According to the Biz2Credit Hispanic Small Business Credit Study, Hispanic-owned companies had average annual revenues

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FORBES

Three Things That Can Kill Your Business (and How to Avoid Them)

It’s Halloween, a celebration of ghouls, zombies, serial killers like Freddy Krueger and other scary monsters. As I watch the holiday grow bigger and bigger each year,

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DAILYNEWS

Small biz lending approval rates improved at NY-based big banks

For the fourth consecutive month, the Department of Labor reported significant gains in jobs in September as small businesses and retail stores prepare for their holiday season hiring.

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FORBES

Examining the Growth of Hispanic Business Owners

An estimated 55 million Hispanics live in the U.S., approximately 17% of the country’s population, according to the Census Bureau. Further, there are more than four million Hispanic-owned businesses.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Annual Study Reveals: Revenues at Hispanic-Owned Companies Improve Substantially In Year-

On Wednesday, Biz2Credit released its annual study that revealed revenues at Hispanic-owned companies improve substantially in a year-to-year comparison.

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CNBC

The big $660 billion immigration issue the candidates are not talking about

There is a huge issue the presidential candidates are not talking about when it comes to immigration: the rise of Hispanic entrepreneurs and their influence and power in the U.S. economy.

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BLACK ENTERPRISE

Big Banks Lending to Small Businesses Highest Ever

Big banks are granting more loans to small businesses these days. In fact, the loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders improved to all-time highs in September 2016.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Lending From Big Banks Hits All Time High in September, Biz2Credit Says

Loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders improved to all-time highs in September 2016. That’s according to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index.

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FORBES

Small Business Lending Remains Strong At Big Banks, Institutional Lenders Ahead Of Next Fed Meeting

It is appearing more imminent that the Federal Reserve will institute an interest rate hike at its mid-December 2016 meeting, exactly one year after it implemented its first interest rate increase in nearly a decade.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index: Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks & Instituti

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit released its latest small business lending index that revealed loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders have improved to all-time highs in

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INC

Majority of Small Businesses and Economies Are Not Ready for Digital Platforms, But They Should Be

New research released by Accenture reveals that despite the potential for traditional businesses to become successful digital platform companies.

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CHASE

Finding the right relationships to help your small business thrive

When Maria Rios started her business in 1997, she wore a hard hat to work every day and learned how to drive a garbage truck. But when it came to getting the insight she needed to

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INC

Trump, Hillary Give Little Attention to Small Business

The tremendously hyped Trump-Hillary debate was disappointing in that it did not cover any topic in very much depth. America wanted to hear more about Donald Trump's tax payments.

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PYMNTS.com

Biz2Credit Aids Rollout Of New Aussie Alt-Lender

U.S.-based Biz2Credit is helping to launch a new alternative lending platform in Australia. The company is reportedly working with Australian Finance Group (AFG).

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DAILYNEWS

Small biz loan approval rates at big banks rise as Fed stands pat

For the sixth time in the last seven months, small business lending approval rates improved at big banks, which are approving loans at a national rate of 23.3%.

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FORBES

Brendan Synnott Wants To Clean the Dirty Laundry Of The Apparel Business

With the exception of oil production, the $3 trillion global clothing industry is the second largest polluter in the world and accounts for an estimated 10% of the world’s carbon emissions.

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nerdwallet

Speed, Ease Outweigh Costs of Merchant Cash Advances for Food Truck Owners

Long lines are common at the BBQ Bus, which draws hungry Washington, D.C., locals with pulled pork, baby back ribs, bacon mashed potatoes and more. But there are times.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Lending at Big Banks Bounces Back, Says Biz2Credit

Things are beginning to look up for small businesses again. After seeing a sharp decline in loan approvals from big banks in July, approval rates have bounced back in August 2016.

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Entrepreneur

5 Takeaways From The 2016 Olympics for Business Owners

As an owner of a communications firm, I habitually watch any newsworthy event and evaluate whether that event can be beneficial to any of my clients.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Says Bank SME Loan Approvals Moved Up in August

Small business loan approval rates at larger banks, institutions with $10 billion or more in assets, bounced back in August, according to the most recent Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index.

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FORBES

Even Without Interest Rate Hike, Banks Must Lend to Small Businesses

It's like waiting for Godot. In the famous Samuel Beckett play, two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly for the arrival of Godot, who ultimately does not appear.

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YOUR STORY

From the US to India- The journey of Nexus-backed Biz2Credit in helping small businesses get funds

It was the year 2008, the year of the great recession, when the financial system in the US began to see a sea change. Although fintech startups like Paypal.

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FORBES

International Growth Is The Next Frontier for FinTech Companies

Since 2010, marketplace loan origination has doubled annually in the U.S. to $12 billion in 2014, according to Morgan Stanley.

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PYMNTS.com

B2B PAYMENTS Where Small Biz Hiring, Lending Stands As Summer Ends

Summer is quickly closing out, and changing seasons can sometimes signal shifting cash flows for small businesses. The latest research from payroll firm ADP and small business lender.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks Decline, Biz2Credit Index Finds

Turbulence in global markets has made big banks wary of approving small business loans. That's what the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index.

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BUSINESS JOURNAL

Houston named top city for minority startup businesses

Houston soared high on a list for minority entrepreneurs.The Bayou City ranked No. 5 in the U.S. for minority business startups, according to a Biz2Credit's Diversity Index analysis published in Forbes.

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FORBES

Australian Finance Group Goes All-Cloud In Bold Innovation Strategy

Shortly after Jaime Vogel joined Australian Finance Group as CIO four years ago, he determined that the company’s IT model was in need of an overhaul to ensure.

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INC

High Tech Dummy Is a Smart Way to Reduce Sports Injuries

Football is big business. NFL revenues are projected to surpass $13 billion this year--up more than 50 percent from what they were in 2010--and the game's popularity is ever growin

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CNBC

Head to these 25 cities for small-business loan approvals

You don't have to say you're the "Airbnb meets Uber of …" to get your good business idea funded. Credit, not venture equity, is the most important form of capital for most entrepreneurs.

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DAILYNEWS

Loan approvals stall at big banks despite improving economy

A second consecutive month of job gains has put the American economy back on the fast track for growth and prosperity. The most recent jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor re

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FORBES

Despite Global Economic Volatility, Small Business Borrowing Remains Strong

Loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) declined slightly for the first time in six months in July 2016, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending IndexTM.

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CNBC

Meccas for minority-owned businesses in the US

Meccas for minority-owned businesses in the US.

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CNBC

An overlooked and diversified $1.4 trillion force in the US economy

Minority-owned start-ups are on the rise in America, creating a powerful force in the evolving entrepreneurial landscape.

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INC

From Bear Naked to Organic Clothing: Entrepreneur Brendan Synnott Aims to Clean a 'Dirty' Industry

Surprisingly, the $3 trillion clothing industry is the world's second largest polluter--behind only oil production--accounting for 10 percent of global carbon emissions.

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CNBC

How we chose the Metro 20: America's Best Places to Start a Business

Imagine having a business plan, the secured funding to start your own business and the option to choose anywhere in the country to set up shop. Where would you go.

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CNBC

The top start-up mecca in America is far from Silicon Valley

Jason Ballard has found Austin, Texas, to be very hospitable to his retail store TreeHouse, a sustainable home-improvement store. The 25,000-square-foot facility stocks eco-friendly items .

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TAMPA BAY BUSINESS JOURNAL

Where small businesses are most likely to get loan approvals in Tampa Bay

Institutional investors are filling a void created as banks pull back on loan approvals.Loan approval rates for institutional investors reached an all-time high in July.

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SAN DIEGO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Small Banks Approved More Loans in July Than Bigger Counterparts

Loan approval by small banks in San Diego rose by 0.2 percent in July while the rates of approval by banks with $10 billion or more in assets and alternative lenders fell 0.3 percent and 0.1 percent.

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PYMNTS.com

B2B PAYMENTS Both Banks, Alt-Lenders See SME Lending Slump

Alternative lending was born from a lack of big bank financing for small businesses in the wake of the financial crisis. But according to the latest figures from Biz2Credit.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Reports: Loan Approval Rates Drop at Big Banks and Alternative Lenders in July 2016

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit unveiled the findings of its recent small business lending index, which revealed that loan approval rates at big banks (over $10 billion in assets), alternative lenders.

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FINTECH BUSINESS

AFG partners with Biz2Credit

The exclusive agreement will enable AFG brokers to deliver an innovative lending experience for small businesses in Australia. AFG will leverage Biz2Credit’s patented analytics and financial services technology .

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PYMNTS.com

B2B PAYMENTS Moving SMB Loans Down Under

In further evidence of the growing attraction between FinTech and traditional finance firms, Biz2Credit has inked a strategic alliance wherein Australian Finance Group will provide

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Australian Broker Online

Aggregator enters strategic alliance with international fintech

ASX-listed aggregator AFG has announced a strategic alliance with an international fintech company, which will enable AFG brokers to innovate lending for small businesses in Australia.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Announces Partnership With Australian Finance Group For International Small Business Fina

Online resource for small business finance, Biz2Credit, announced on Tuesday it formed a new partnership with Australian Finance Group (ASX: AFG), one of Australia’s largest prov

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USA TODAY

Banks get tougher on business loans

Lenders' greater caution is largely a byproduct of the oil industry downturn, analysts say. Banks expect delinquencies and charge-offs in the oil and gas sectors "to deteriorate over 2016 and noted.

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DAILY NEWS

It's a sunny outlook for small biz owners with economy on an upswing

When Britain made its historic decision to leave the European Union (EU), many economists predicted a global economic fallout. The fear was that the "Brexit" would disrupt existing

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FORBES

Three Small Business Topics Donald Trump Should Have Discussed at the Republican Convention

On the final night of the GOP convention, Donald Trump accepted the presidential nomination for the Republican party in front of tens of thousands in attendance .

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CU today.info

A Look At Latest Loan Approval Rate Metrics

A Look At Latest Loan Approval Rate Metrics NEW YORK—Loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) and small banks increased slightly in June 2016

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inc

Three Reasons Small Businesses Are Thriving This Summer

Confidence in the U.S. economy is helping small business lending. We are seeing small companies seeking loans to buy commercial real estate and upgrade equipment.

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FOX BUSINESS

Can't Get a Loan for Your Business? I Don't Believe it

I speak to many of my clients each month about how their businesses are doing -- and the health of the economy in general. And to be sure, I hear the usual grumblings about high taxes.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Reports: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Banks Continue to Improve in June 2016

Online resource for small business finance, Biz2Credit, released its latest Small Business Lending Index on Tuesday, which revealed that small business loan approvals at banks continued to improve.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Biz2Credit: Federal Interest Rate Hike Could Boost Small Biz Lending

Many may instinctively shudder at the thought of climbing interest rates. That’s why families and investors from across the globe were left jumping.

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INC

The State of Women-Owned Businesses

The number of female entrepreneurs has noticeably improved in recent years. The Atlantic reports that women-owned businesses have grown 68 percent since 2007.

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VentureClash

What's Next for Big Banks, and How Can Fintech Startups Support Them? Five Industry Insiders Weigh i

The financial crisis has been over for some time now, and the banking industry has recovered. Arguably, though, banks’ reputations have not. In addition to the general public’s

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FORBES

June Job Report Eases U.S. Economic Concerns Following Brexit

The Job Report for June 2016 showed better than expected job-creation numbers, which helped ease some of the potential economic concerns spurred by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Can't Get a Loan from a Bank? Here are Alternative Funding Options

Securing funds to either start or grow business was once every entrepreneur’s worst nightmare. In the past, big banks and credit unions often rejected loan applications.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Biz2Credit: Institutional Lenders Bounce Back after April Drop

Approval at institutional lenders and at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) increased in May. Meanwhile, credit unions, small banks and alternative lenders recorded a drop.

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FOX BUSINESS

Will UK Brexit Tighten U.S. Small Business Lending?

Britain has been a leader among countries in the EU in adopting FinTech and has come up with more well-defined regulation in the space.

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DAILYNEWS

Big banks are boosting loans to NYC small businesse

Summer is officially underway and as many businesses prepare for a prosperous season, we are seeing loan approval rates at historic highs amongst big banks and institutional invest

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FORBES

How the Brexit Vote Could Hurt Small Business Lending in the U.S.

If the British vote to opt out of the European Union (EU) on Thursday, the referendum will shake up the global financial markets. London, of course, is a major financial center.

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INC

Four Small Business Marketing Management Tips for Summer 2016

Now that summer officially is here, the days are long and the warm weather spurs us to engage in more outdoor activities.

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DAILYNEWS

Now's the time to borrow if you're a New York small-biz owner

It has been five months since the Federal Reserve instituted its first interest rate hike in nearly a decade, but small business owners and entrepreneurs should not be surprised .

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CFO

Big Bank Loan Approvals for Small Firms Hit High

A monthly survey of approval rates finds large banks granted almost one in four small business loan applications in May.

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FORBES

Mixed Blessing: What the Fed's Anticipated Rate Hike Means for Small Business

Big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) have demonstrated their commitment to small business lending over the last two years with investments in automation.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit's Latest Lending Index Reveals: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks & Institutiona

Online resource for small business finance, Biz2Credit, released its monthly lending index that revealed loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) and institutional

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PYMNTS.com

Biz2Credit Bets On India's Emerging Alt-Fin Market

Biz2Credit is expanding its small business lending operations into a market without much experience with alternative finance. An announcement on Friday (June 3) said the company will enter India,

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FORBES

Four Cash Flow Tips for Seasonal Businesses as Summer Unofficially Begins

Although summer solstice does not occur until Monday, June 20, Memorial Day Weekend traditionally serves as the “unofficial start of summer.”

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Biz2Credit Ranks Top Cities for Small Biz by Revenues, Credit Score

What is the best city in America for small business growth? According to a newly-released survey from Biz2Credit, it’s San Jose, Calif., which edged out New York City to achieve the number one ranking.

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DAILYNEWS

Gender gap for NYC's female small business owners is narrow

The Women's Business Ownership Act, passed by Congress in 1988, revolutionized the way female entrepreneurs were able to apply for a small business loan.

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FORBES

Three FinTech Developments That Benefit Borrowers

FinTech firms disrupted the small business credit marketplace by developing technology that streamlined the lending process and sped up the loan-making process to 21st century standards.

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New york

Who made the list of EY 'Entrepreneur of the Year' finalists in N.Y.C.?

EY is out with its list of regional finalists for the firm's prestigious Entrepreneur of the Year award, now in its 30th year

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PYMNTS.com

B2B FinTech On The Cusp Of Change

The times, they are a-changin'. In B2B payments, that means changes in how businesses access, protect and ultimately make their money.

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American Banker

Marketplace Lending Was Just What Banks Needed

Despite all their recent woes and growing pains, marketplace lenders have succeeded in one major way: pushing banks to up their game.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Loan Approval Rates at Banks Improve, While Alternative Lenders' Percentages Drop Significantly in A

Biz2Credit Reports: Loan Approval Rates at Banks Improve, While Alternative Lenders’ Percentages Drop Significantly in April 2016

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DAILYNEWS

NYC's minority-owned businesses are confident of future growth

Nearly eight out of 10 minority business owners are confident that their companies will grow in the next 12 months, and more than six in 10 are optimistic about the economy's growth

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Slate

Small-Business Owners Have a Thing for Donald Trump

Unfortunately, it involves some of the same angry instincts driving the rest of the Trump coalition.

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The Huffington Post

Lost Minority Business = Millions of Missing Potential Jobs and Billions in Income

What if you heard that there’s an easy way to create a million businesses, and those businesses could add 9 million jobs and $300 billion in worker income to the U.S. economy? Exciting news, right?

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MAKE IT

This is the best city for small business in America: Survey

San Jose, California, has regained its crown as the best place to start a business in America in the annual ranking conducted by Biz2Credit, a leading online lending platform for small business.

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YAHOO FINANCE

Biz2Credit Identifies San Jose as 2016's Best Small Business City

Biz2Credit has identified San Jose as the Best Small Business City in America, based on a weighted average that includes annual revenue,

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TODAY Money

Best US cities for small business: San Jose, California tops list

San Jose, California, has regained its crown as the best place to start a business in America in the annual ranking conducted by Biz2Credit.

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Forbes

Reasons Why Minority Business Owner Optimism Is Sky High

The challenges for minority entrepreneurs securing the capital necessary to start and grow their business ventures has been a struggle historically.

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Business-insider

Tata Capital joins hands with Biz2Credit to reach Indian SMEs

Tata Capital, the flagship financial services company of the $ 108 billionTata Group today announced a partnership with Biz2Credit, a leading online resource for small business finance.

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Entrepreneur India

10 Steps to Establish and Build Credit for Your New Startup

Not every new startup is going to attract millions of venture capital dollars -- in fact, it’s estimated that less than one percent raise capital from VCs.

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YAHOO FINANCE

Biz2Credit and Tata Capital Partner; Expand Access to Financing for Small Businesses in India

Biz2Credit, a leading online resource for small business finance, today announced that it has partnered with Tata Capital

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit & Tata Capital Forms New Partnership: Expands Online Financing Access to India's Small Bu

Biz2Credit, a small business financial technology platform, announced on Monday that it has partnered with financing portal

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit's Latest Small Business Lending Index Confirms: Loan Approvals at Big Banks Continue to C

On Tuesday, a small business financial technology platform, Biz2Credit, released its latest Small Business Lending Index

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PYMNTS.com

Small Business Financing ...With Wheels

Biz2Credit is branching out its SMB presence to work with Advantage Funding, with an eye on asset-backed lending,

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Forbes

Five Tips for Older Entrepreneurs

When most think of startup companies, they envision the founders to be young and aggressive with minds full of new ideas.

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FORBES

Signs of Springtime Growth in Business

Spring is a time of growth. In nature, dormant bulbs peek their heads and trees begin to bloom.

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DAILY NEWS

NYC's small business owners are turning to bigger banks for loans ahead of tax day on April 15

Tax season is upon us and as many small business owners prepare to file their taxes by April 15, an increasing amount will be applying for loans in the coming month.

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monitordaily

Advantage Funding Partners with Biz2Credit

According to a Crowdfund Insider report, Biz2Credit, a small business financial technology platform, has formed a partnership with transportation finance firm

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equipmentfa

Biz2Credit Partners With Advantage Funding

Biz2Credit announced that it has partnered with Advantage Funding, a leading transportation finance firm in the U.S and a provider of equipment financing and leasing solutions for nearly two decades.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Brief: Biz2Credit Announces New Partnership With Advantage Funding

Biz2Credit, a small business financial technology platform, announced on Tuesday that it has formed a partnership with transportation finance firm and provider of equipment financing/leasing solutions,

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streetinsider

StreetInsider -- Biz2Credit Partners With Advantage Funding

Biz2Credit, a leading online resource for small business finance, today announced that it has partnered with Advantage Funding (www.advantagefund.com),

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yahoonews

Biz2Credit Partners With Advantage Funding; Expands Access to Financing for Small Businesses Through

Biz2Credit, a leading online resource for small business finance, today announced that it has partnered with Advantage Funding (www.advantagefund.com),

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Forbes

How to Improve Upon the FICO Scoring Model

Traditionally, managing credit risk for small and medium businesses (SMBs) has been a challenge due to the tremendous diversity across such businesses.

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inc

Apps That Are Revolutionizing Their Industries

According to a Smart Insights report, not only has the use of mobile tech surpassed desktop tech (in 2014),

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LEND ACADEMY

Podcast 59: Rohit Arora of Biz2Credit

One of the more interesting companies in the online small business lending space is Biz2Credit. They are far more than just an online lender as you will find out in the latest edition of the Lend Academy podcast.

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AMERICAN BANKER

Women in Banking: Pam Joseph Returns; #TheNew10 for Canada

The Bank of Canada will soon begin accepting nominations for an "iconic" woman to feature on a new bank note to be distributed in 2018.

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AMERICAN BANKER

Gender Gap Persists in Credit Scores for Women-Owned Companies

A significant gap remains between the credit scores of women-owned companies and those owned by men, according to a Biz2Credit.com survey.

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Money

4 Smart Ways to Fund Your New Business

Technology has made it much cheaper to start a business than it was just a few years ago.

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CNBC

The gender lending gap hurts women-owned biz

While the U.S. economy has improved slowly but steadily since the latter part of 2012, women entrepreneurs

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Forbes

Why Donald Trump Would Be The Worst President For Small Business

Super Tuesday (March 1) will shake up the Presidential playing field, especially for Republicans

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Forbes

Credit Unions Urge Congress To Raise The MBL Lending Cap, But Ignore Bigger Issues

The National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) is urging leaders of Congress

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VENTURE CAPITAL POST

Foreign investors take US small biz route

Economic odd couple -- foreign investors and small businesses-- are forging ties these days.

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Small Business Trends

Approvals for Small Business Loans Plummet, According to Biz2Credit Report

Volatile markets and plummeting oil prices have impacted small business loan approval rates.

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DAILYNEWS

Despite volatile stock market, optimism is still high for NYC small businesses seeking loans

In the early part of this new year, the Dow Jones has plunged more than 1,000 points

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INC

It's 2016, So Why Do Almost Half of Small Businesses Not Have a Website?

There are 28 million small businesses in America today accounting for an estimated 54 percent of all domestic revenue

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Forbes

Reasons Why Foreign Investors Are Entering The Small Business Credit Market

ge foreign companies and U.S. small businesses: now there’s an economic “Odd Couple.”

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BLACK ENTERPRISE

Tax Apps and Useful Online Tools For Small Business Owners

Tax season is here and many small business owners are asking themselves

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Down Again: Biz2Credit Reports Small Business Loan Approvals by Banks Continue to Decline

Loan approval rates at both big banks and small banks dropped in January 2016, according to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index

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ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL

7 things to know today, plus Florida No. 1 for foreign home buyers

Did you know that foreign buyers bought more than $100 billion in U.S. real estate in the past year, with Florida accounting for 21 percent of those sales?

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INC

Initiatives Help African American Entrepreneurs Gain Training and Access to Capital

While political figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Rosa Parks may be the first names to come to mind when considering civil rights.

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Forbes

Brands Can Promote Themselves Even If They Don't Have Super Budget

The Super Bowl has become not only a sports championship game, but also a highly anticipated event for the advertising industry.

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DAILYNEWS

Obama administration had a positive impact on NYC's small business

President Obama recently delivered his final State of the Union speech and put a rosy spin on the current American economy. Such was not the case when Obama assumed office seven ye

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INC

Small Business Owners Should Not Repeat "Groundhog Day"

February 2nd marks Groundhog Day, which brings the annual return of Punxsutawney Phil and other weather-forecasting rodents.

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Forbes

Could Bernie Sanders Be the Best Small Business President?

With the Iowa caucuses approaching on Monday, February 1, and the New Hampshire Primary following a little more than a week later

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Forbes

Three Ways To Improve Your Financial Health In 2016

Slimming down as a resolution should not only apply to waist lines. Small business owners should take the month of January as a time to plan for the entire year and see where belt-tightening can take place.

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PYMNTS.com

The Light And Dark Of Business Finance

It’s a new year, economic recovery is progressing and the global economy is headed for some changes.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Loans Now Twice As High At Big Banks, Says Biz2Credit

Big banks are now approving twice as many small business loans as they were two years ago.

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INC

How Big Banks Have Helped Small Businesses (and President Obama)

The economy is likely to be a big theme in President Obama's State of the Union Address on Tuesday evening.

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INC

Ways to Slim Down Your Small Business Costs in 2016

Atop many lists of New Year's Resolutions will be to slim down in 2016. This holds true for individuals, as well as small businesses.

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CU Insight

Small business loan approval rates end year on high note at big banks and institutional lenders, acc

Approval rates at institutional lenders and big banks improved to new post-recession highs in December 2015.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit's December Lending Index: Small Business Loan Approval Rates End Year on High Note

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit revealed that according to its December 2015 small business lending index, approval rates at institutional lenders and big banks improved to a new post-recession highs.

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Forbes

Three Tips For Non-Profit Organizations Seeking Capital

Non-profit organizations, just like their for-profit brethren, often find themselves in need of capital to further their missions.

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Forbes

Branch Banking System Changes Will Continue In 2016

A new survey released by bankrate.com found that nearly 40 percent of Americans have not visited a bank or credit union branch

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smallbizdaily

What's on Your Wish List? The Best - and Worst Months to Get a Loan, DIY PR and Other Things Entrepr

I have spent a lot of time watching this cool infographic from Couponbox. You can watch what Americans are eating, drinking and buying—in real time—this holiday season.

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PYMNTS.com

Moving Beyond Lending's "Black Box"

It’s no secret that determining creditworthiness — i.e., whether a borrower represents a relatively “safe”

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INC

Star Wars: 10 Lessons for Small-Business Owners

As expected, the new Star Wars film, Star Wars: Episode VII--The Force Awakens proved to be big business at the box office.

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Finextra

Biz2Credit launches SMB financial simulator

This new feature allows small business owners to capture a personalized snapshot of their business health.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Adds SME Financial Score Simulator Tool to BizAnalyzer: Virtual CFO

Biz2Credit, a small business financial technology platform, today launched the BizAnalyzer Score Simulator Tool.

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PYMNTS.com

A Virtual View Into Small Business Credit Health

Small business owners may be making some mistakes when it comes to their company’s credit health.

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Forbes

Four Simple Steps to Improve Your Cash Flow

Many small business owners focus on the "fun part" of what they do. Countless entrepreneurs start their companies

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GET.com

New Tool Aims To Help Small Businesses Track Their Creditworthiness

The journey towards building good credit for a small business is a long and confusing one.

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Forbes

Forbes What's Ahead For Small Business Lending In 2016?

When we look back at small business lending in 2015, bigger has been better for entrepreneurs in search of capital.

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INC

How Technology Transformed Travel-Related Businesses

Advancements in technology not only make business more efficient, they can also lead to improve lifestyles... and sometimes both!

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INC

Three Ways Giving Can Increase Receipts This Holiday Season

The holiday shopping season officially is well under way, and consumers have already spent more than $10 billion on products this season

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Forbes

Tips For Staffing During The Holiday Shopping Season

With the holiday shopping season ahead of us, business owners who did not plan well in advance may be scrambling trying to find seasonal workers.

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Forbes

Three Lessons from Cyber Monday for Small Business Owners

The holiday shopping season has officially launched with Thanksgiving Day openings, and Black Friday “doorbuster” deals, and Small Business Saturday.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Brief: Biz2Credit's October Small Business Lending Index Reports Highest Spike in Big Bank Lending S

Biz2Credit, an online platform for small business funding, released its October small business lending index

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Big Banks See Spike In Small Biz Lending, Says Biz2Credit

Small business loans are becoming more attractive in today’s business climate as indicated by the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, October 2015.

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Forbes

Small Business Saturday: The Antithesis Of Black Friday

American consumers know all too much of the annual madness that is Black Friday. Door buster specials, limited-time offers

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Forbes

Why An Interest Rate Hike Is Good News To Small Business Borrowers

Why would an increase in lending rates be good news to an entrepreneur in search of financing

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FINANCE MAGNATES

Biz2Credit Latest Online Lender to Launch White Label Solution for Banks

ne of the trends that Finance Magnates has been following in the online lending space

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NerdWallet

Small-Business Lending: 3 Key Trends in 2016

It’s a great time to be shopping for small-business loans.Small-business financing options have been expanding steadily.

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INC

Take Three Steps to Financial Literacy

While an increasing number of businesses are opening up, failure rates are also on the rise. In fact, nearly half of startup companies fail within the first four years.

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INC

Halloween: 'Tis Almost the Season

Most small business owners are not thinking about sending year-end greetings as they prep for Trick-or-Treaters. But really they should.

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Forbes

The First Secret Of Growing A Successful Business: Read Your Balance Sheet

How big is small business? There are an estimated $4 trillion worth of companies owned by Baby Boomers

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altfi

Biz2Credit Forges Strategic Partnership with Customers Bank

The online resource for small business lending, Biz2Credit, has announced a partnership with Customers Bank

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Forbes

The Value Of Personal Branding For Small Business

When did business people become “a brand”? Donald Trump. Mark Cuban. Jay Z.

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altfi

New Study Shows Financing for Minorities on the Rise, Still Lags Behind Average

Biz2Credit has released its latest study into unequal distribution of financing in the US.

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CPA.com

CPA.com Partners with Biz2Credit to Offer Lending Platform for CPA Firms and Their Clients

CPA.com today announced a marketing partnership with Biz2Credit, a leading small business lending marketplace.

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Forbes

How Banks Lost Ground To Alternative Funders In Small Business Finance

Small to mid-sized companies across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Africa report that their ability to manage working

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Forbes

Three Ways That Halloween Can Be A Treat For Small Businesses

What originally began as a Celtic pagan tradition and became a celebration for kids in America

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smallbizdaily

Retailers, Get Ready for the Holidays, Women Entrepreneurs Make More Money, Should You Quit Your Job

Are you or have you thought about being a retailer?One tool that makes life easier for retailers is POS systems (Point of Sale)

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accountingTODAY

CPA.com partners with Biz2Credit to offer new lending platform for firms

CPA.com announced on Wednesday a marketing partnership with Biz2Credit - the small business lending marketplace

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INC

What to Do When Online Lenders Come Knocking

In recent years, alternative lending has become an important tool for small business owners to access credit.

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Forbes

How To Get A Loan If Your Business Is Hit By A Natural Disaster

All eyes are on Hurricane Joaquin along the Eastern Seaboard as the storm gathers strength.

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Forbes

Immigration Trends And The Future of Entrepreneurship

A Pew Center report tied to the 50th anniversary of the landmark 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act

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INC

Four Lessons for Small Business Owners from Yogi Berra

Baseball legend Yogi Berra was among the most successful athletes at creating an enduring personal brand.

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Forbes

The Case For Raising The Credit Union Lending Cap

Rand Paul (R-KY) and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) have introduced the Small Business Lending Enhancement Act into the U.S. Senate.

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Forbes

Latino-Owned Businesses: Their Finances and Impact on Economic Growth

While small business loan applications submitted by Latino entrepreneurs grew 18 percent in the past year

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INC

5 Tips for Surviving a Seasonal Cash Crunch

Seasonal businesses, including landscaping, construction, ice cream shops, and resort-related businesses

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Xconomy

9 Frothy Tech Sectors of 2015: Food Delivery, Fintech, Drones

There's a point at which a technology market or sector feels overhyped and saturated.

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INC

How Cheap Gas Helps Small Business Owners

Gas prices have dipped to their lowest point since Labor Day 2004, as domestic oil production has increased and shows no sign of dropping.

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smallbizdaily

Store Fronts are Thriving, Consumers are Spending, Banks are Lending & Other Things Entrepreneurs Ne

We all know America’s small businesses are the backbone of our economy. To find out how Main Street businesses are doing

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CreditCards.com

Need a small-business loan? Beat the big-bank brush-off

Tired of getting the cold shoulder from your banker when you need financing

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Xconomy

Biz2Credit Preps for More Partnerships & Revenue in Small Biz

The demand for small-business lending services is an ever-growing part of the financial world.

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Forbes

Fintech: An Existential Threat To Community Banks

Community banks have long been the mainstay of small towns and cities across America in providing traditional banking

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INC

How the Stock Market Roller Coaster Impacts Small Business

With fears about China's economy shaking global markets, Wall Street's jitters have led to a roller coaster of a week

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INC

How to Raise Prices Without Losing Customers

Twice, in less than a year, Chipotle Mexican Grill has raised the prices on its signature steak and barbacoa burritos due to increased costs of beef.

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Hot Topics

The 100 most influential fintech leaders

Welcome to the list of the 100 most influential fintech leaders. It's been around 25 years

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BANKLESS TIMES

Biz2Credit July report reveals gains in institututional and big bank activity

Leading online small business funder Biz2Credit’s July Small Business Lending Index reveals several interesting trends in small business lending.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Biz2Credit Lending Index Says Institutional Lenders On Top

Small businesses continued to get most of their loans approved by institutional investors this past July

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PYMNTS.com

Institutional Investors Drive SMB Lending Market

As the economy grows, SMBs are seeing an uptick in growth momentum, which is being backed by institutional investors

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altfi

New Survey Shows Rise in Bank Approval Rates to SMEs

The survey analyses its platform’s loan requests ranging from $25,000 to $3 million from companies

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit's July Small Business Lending Index Reveals Institutional Investors Dominating Market

Small business loan approval rates through institutional investors and alternative lenders

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ABL Advisor

Biz2Credit's Small Business Lending Index: Institutional Investors Dominate Market

Small business loan approval rates through institutional investors and alternative lenders

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Forbes

Why Institutional Investors Are Dominating Small Business Lending

It was about seven years ago that the economy dipped into a deep recession

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INC

Three Ways Small Business Owners Can Break the Chains

The plight of bodegas in New York City is not unlike the battles that other small business owners face from competition by larger companies.

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techcrunch

Government Should Think Before Imposing Heavy Regulation On Fintech

The U.S. Treasury Department finally made a move that many fintech professionals have expected

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INC

Six Uses for The SBA 7a Loan Program and Why It Was Saved

The popular SBA 7a loan program, which was suspended last week after reaching its $18.75 billion limit for the year, has been renewed.

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azcentral

3 opportunities for metro Phoenix entrepreneurs

A variety of resources are available to entrepreneurs. Learn more about a new financing resource

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INC

Why Big Banks Are Like Budweiser

Big banks continue to be the strong lenders for small business owners, according to my company's most recent Biz2Credit

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PYMNTS.com

TRADITIONAL BANK SME LENDING SOARS TO NEW HIGHS

Last month, Biz2Credit revealed a startling revelation about small business lending in the U.S.

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Yahoo News

This Is the Best Time Since the Recession to Get a Small Business

Feeling the entrepreneurial itch? This is the best time in years to start a small business with a loan from a big bank

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THE FISCAL TIMES

This Is the Best Time Since the Recession to Get a Small Business Loan

Feeling the entrepreneurial itch? This is the best time in years to start a small business

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Money

It's the Best Time in Years to Get a Small Business Loan

Here’s good news for entrepreneurs: Big banks are becoming a tad more generous with small-business loans.

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NerdWallet

Small-Business Loans Picking Up at Big Banks

Here’s good news for entrepreneurs: Big banks are becoming a tad more generous with small-business loans.

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Money

How to Manage Your Career Like a Millionaire

Roughly two in five Americans worth $5 million or more are senior executives, managers, or business owners

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THE HUFFINGTON POST

6 Non-Traditional Ways to Fund Your Small Business

Only about 20 % of small businesses that applied for a bank loan last year actually got approved according to the Biz2Credit Lending Index .

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INC

Candidate Chris Christie and His Record on Small Business

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie today announced at his alma mater, Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey

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USA Business Review

Top 10 trends in franchising today

Franchises are a crucial segment of the American economy; many jobs created

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Money

How Not to Go Broke When Starting Your Own Business

When New York City executive consultant Stefanie Smith was toying with the idea of leaving her career at Grant Thornton and starting her own firm

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INC

Who Would Be The Best President for Small Business?

With Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal's announcement that he is a candidate for President

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BANKLESS TIMES

Biz2Credit reaches important milestone, announces upgrades

Leading online business credit resource Biz2Credit is celebrating the 200,000 client milestone by upgrading its platform

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Lending Platform Biz2Credit Registers 200,000th Small Business Client; Upgrades Patented BizAnalyzer

On Monday, lending platform Biz2Credit.com announced that it has surpassed the 200,000 benchmark

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NerdWallet

NerdWallet -- More Lenders Are Saying Yes to Small-Business Loans

Small-business loans took a hit with the 2008 recession, but there are now clear signs that alternative lenders

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

New Record: Institutional Lenders Surpass Alternative Lenders

There’s a milestone in Biz2Credit’s latest report. For the first time in the index’s history

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BANKLESS TIMES

Traditional lenders face competition from faster upstarts

While most sectors are increasing their loan approval rates for small businesses, some are still approving

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INC

Need to Borrow to Build Your Business? Available Money and Low Interest Rates Won't Last Forever

If there were ever a time to borrow, it is now. The reasoning is simple: interest rates remain low

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zap2it

Biz2Credit Partners with Univision to Expand Access to Capital for Hispanic-Owned Businesses

Biz2Credit Inc., the leading online resource for small business finance, has partnered with Univision Enterprises,

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miamiherald

Biz2Credit, Univision team up on small business resource site

Biz2Credit, an online resource for small business finance, and Univision Enterprises, the products and services division of Hispanic media giant Univision Communications,

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st_louis

Small-business lending rises at big banks, not small ones

Banks with $10 billion or more in assets approved 21.9 percent of small-business loans in May, up from 21.7 percent in April,

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opportunities

Women-owned businesses are booming! Meet 25 Self-Made Women and their dream startups!

Women entrepreneurs are on the move. Women are starting more businesses, sales are booming and startup funds are available.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Targets Hispanic Borrowers with Univision Partnership

Biz2Credit, an online direct lender, has partnered with Univision Enterprises, a media company serving Hispanic America.

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PYMNTS.com

Big Banks' SME Lending Hits Post-Recession High

Right on schedule, Biz2Credit has published its latest Small Business Lending Index. Its May 2015

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INC

Examining the Demographics of Entrepreneurship

After a four-year downward trend, startup activity climbed in 2014, according to the recently released 2015

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Lending Increases for Six Straight Months

Small business lending's upward trajectory is undiminished, with Biz2Credit's latest data revealing

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TIME

5 Creative Ways To Fund Your Small Business

When Mike Shapiro quit his job as a corporate lawyer to launch a group of community news web sites in 2008,

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INC

Three Ways Small Businesses Can Take Advantage of Summer's Arrival

Memorial Day is known as the "unofficial start" of summer. While the calendar lists June 21 as the Summer Solstice

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SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS JOURNAL

Small business loan approval rates dip at big South Florida banks

Small business loan approval rates at banks with $10 billion or more in total assets fell slightly from a record high this April in the Fort Lauderdale-Miami region

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INC

The Two Leading Sources of Small Business Funding Today: Big Banks and Institutional Lenders

Small business loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders continue climb, reaching post-recession highs in April 2015,

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INC

Why Your Next Loan May Be From a Big Bank

Big banks and institutional lenders are making more loans to small businesses. But that's not necessarily a good thing.

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PYMNTS.com

SME Alt Lenders Weaken Threat Against Big Banks

The discussion on small business lending largely focuses on the rise of alternative financers and their ability to offer SMEs

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit & Small Business Policy Project Join to Launch DCSmallBizLoans

The Small Business Policy Project (SBPP) has partnered with Biz2Credit to launch DCSmallBizLoans.com, a new customized

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SOUTH FLORIDA BUSINESS JOURNAL

South Florida still one of the best cities for small business

South Florida was once again named one of the best U.S. cities for small businesses, according to a study by Biz2Credit.com.

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THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

INLAND: Region tops list of 'Best small business cities'

Riverside-San Bernardino tops Biz2Credit’s 2015 ranking of the “Best Small Business Cities in America."

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ORLANDO BUSINESS JOURNAL

Orlando named one of best small business cities in America

Orlando's number of startups, cost of real estate, low taxes and great weather earned it the No. 22 ranking in Biz2Credit's

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Tampa Bay Business Journal

Tampa-St. Pete ranks in top 25 metros for small businesses

The Tampa-St. Petersburg area ranked No. 19 in Biz2Credit's 2015 overall ranking of "The Best Small Business Cities in America."

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Is Your City One of the Best for Small Business in America?

Have you ever wondered if your city is one that’s friendly to small businesses, that attracts small businesses and has a thriving small business scene

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INC

Where Are the Best Small Business Cities in America?

Based on a weighted average that includes annual revenue, credit score, age of business, cash flow

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CNBC

No.1 hot spot for small business in the US is ...

Then check out California's Riverside-San Bernardino metro area. It emerged as the best small-business city in America

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Bay Business Help

San Jose Drops from #1 Spot to #18 in Biz2Credit's List of Best Small Business Cities in U.S. 2015

Last San Jose, CA was in the top spot on this list.This year they have dropped down to the 18th spot this year.

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THE BUSINESS JOURNALS

It's National Small Business Week -- how they're doing in 3 key areas

It’s National Small Business Week — how’s everybody feeling out there? OK, but not great, it appears.

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INC

Three Tips for Millennial Entrepreneurs

"Dream Big, Start Small" is the theme for this year's National Small Business Week (May 4-8), which has highlighted

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PYMNTS.com

Alternative Lending Still on the Decline for SMEs

Following a long winter, small business lending continues to thaw. March figures show approval rates are improving

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INC

Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Small Business Finances

Spring--long associated with renewal and rejuvenation--is a great time of year to take a look at your business with a fresh eye.

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Biz2Credit: Small Business Lending Continues Upward Trend

Small business lending continues trending upward in two sectors at least.Data from Biz2Credit shows that loan approval rates

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CU Today

Small Biz Loan Approvals At CUs Decline Again

Small business lending approval rates at credit unions dropped for the fourth time in the last five months in March

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StreetInsider.com

Lending Approval Rates at Big Banks, Institutional Lenders Continue to Surge, According to March 201

Small business loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders continue to improve, attaining new post-recession

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BLACK ENTERPRISE

Small Businesses Getting Loans From Big Banks In Record Numbers

Approval rates for small business loans are at some of their most optimistic levels since the 2008 financial crisis

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Kiplinger

4 Ways to Turn Your Business Idea Into Millions

Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr. had an edge when he decided to start a record label in 1959. His family had established \

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USA TODAY

Small-business hiring picking up

Small-business hiring is picking up and could account for most new jobs this year as large companies pull back

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INC

Why Higher Interest Rates Are Good for Small Business

The Fed is contemplating an interest rate hike as early as mid-year. While small business owners might be tempted to view this as bad news,

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CNBC

Need a small-biz loan? Rush before the rate hike

As the Federal Reserve examines when it might increase interest rates, consumers and business borrowers are contemplating

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CU Today

Small Business Approval Rates Improve Slightly...

Small business lending approval rates at credit unions improved slightly in February,

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INC

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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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Small Business Loans Keep Breaking Records in February

Small businesses continue getting loans approved by big banks, and in record numbers.Hitting its highest point

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ABL ADVISOR

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, attaining new post-recession \

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DAYTON BUSINESS JOURNAL

Women-owned businesses are getting more profitable

Women-owned businesses are becoming more profitable, a new study has found.A study of 15,000 companies conducted by Biz2Credit.com

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The Fiscal Times

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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PYMNTS.com

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 lending platforms

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Forbes

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, found some good news for female entrepreneurs: the average annual revenue

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PYMNTS.com

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

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

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

Average annual revenues and loan approval percentages of women-owned companies increased significantly in 2014

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CU INSIGHT

State of Credit Union Business Lending: 2015

In 2007, Rohit Arora, CEO, and brother Ramit Arora, president, co-founded Biz2Credit.com as a marketplace

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SMALL BUSINESS TRENDS

Approvals for Small Business Loans Plummet, According to Biz2Credit Report

Volatile markets and plummeting oil prices have impacted small business loan approval rates.

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Forbes

Signs of Springtime Growth in Business

Spring is a time of growth. In nature, dormant bulbs peek their heads and trees begin to bloom.

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Forbes

How to Pick the Best City for Your Small Business

Miami, number four on the list, is less dependent on technology. Rather, the area is thriving because of the construction boom and its growth as a tourist destination.

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Loan Approval Rates at Banks Improve, While Alternative Lenders' Percentages Drop Significantly in April 2016

Biz2Credit Reports: Loan Approval Rates at Banks Improve, While Alternative Lenders’ Percentages Drop Significantly in April 2016

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Forbes

Despite Recent Setbacks, Long-term Prognosis for Marketplace Lending Is Strong

Because it is the way of the future. Younger generations of entrepreneurs are accustomed to using technology for everything from buying coffee at Starbucks to applying for small business loans

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PYMNTS.com

B2B FinTech On The Cusp Of Change

The times, they are a-changin'. In B2B payments, that means changes in how businesses access, protect and ultimately make their money.

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Gender gap for NYC's female small business owners is narrowing

The Women's Business Ownership Act, passed by Congress in 1988, revolutionized the way female entrepreneurs were able to apply for a small business loan.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit's Latest Lending Index Reveals: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks & Institutional Investors Improve in May 2016

Online resource for small business finance, Biz2Credit, released its monthly lending index that revealed loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) and institutional lenders.

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DAILYNEWS

Big banks are boosting loans to NYC small businesses

Summer is officially underway and as many businesses prepare for a prosperous season, we are seeing loan approval rates at historic highs amongst big banks and institutional investors.

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Connecticut Innovations

Why Fintech Disruptors Are Good for Big Banks

The financial crisis has been over for some time now, and the banking industry has recovered. Arguably, though, banks’ reputations have not.

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VentureClash

What's Next for Big Banks, and How Can Fintech Startups Support Them? Five Industry Insiders Weigh in.

The financial crisis has been over for some time now, and the banking industry has recovered. Arguably, though, banks’ reputations have not. In addition to the general public’s overall dissatisfaction with big banks.

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DAILYNEWS

It's a sunny outlook for small biz owners with economy on an upswing

When Britain made its historic decision to leave the European Union (EU), many economists predicted a global economic fallout. The fear was that the "Brexit" would disrupt existing trade agreements and potentially.

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Biz2Credit Announces Partnership With Australian Finance Group For International Small Business Financing Expansion

Online resource for small business finance, Biz2Credit, announced on Tuesday it formed a new partnership with Australian Finance Group (ASX: AFG), one of Australia’s largest providers of mortgage brokering services.

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Australian Fin Tech

Major mortgage group partners with US-based fintech player

One of Australia’s largest providers of mortgage broking services has formed a strategic alliance with an international fintech company. AFG today announced that it has partnered with New York-based Biz2Credit.

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PYMNTS.com

B2B PAYMENTS Moving SMB Loans Down Under

In further evidence of the growing attraction between FinTech and traditional finance firms, Biz2Credit has inked a strategic alliance wherein Australian Finance Group will provide small business loans.

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CUs Hit New Low in OKs of Small-Business Loans: Survey

Small-business owners heard "no" more often in July when seeking loans from big banks and credit unions alike, while small banks and institutional lenders were more generous.

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DAILYNEWS

Loan approvals stall at big banks despite improving economy

A second consecutive month of job gains has put the American economy back on the fast track for growth and prosperity. The most recent jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor released on Friday.

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Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index: Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks & Institutional Lenders Continued to Surge in September

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit released its latest small business lending index that revealed loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders have improved to all-time highs in September 2016.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Annual Study Reveals: Revenues at Hispanic-Owned Companies Improve Substantially In Year-to-Year Comparison

On Wednesday, Biz2Credit released its annual study that revealed revenues at Hispanic-owned companies improve substantially in a year-to-year comparison.

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NEW YORK'S FASTEST-GROWING COMPANIES

his year's 50 fastest-growing companies in the New York area reflect an economy that has produced record job growth and seen billions of dollars in venture capital.

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American Banker

Online Lending: 'Plenty of Room' to Grow. Where Do Banks Fit In?

It used to be that if you wanted to take out a personal loan from Citizens Financial Group you had to show up at a branch and apply in person.

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DAILY NEWS

Fed keeps interest rates flat ahead of election despite U.S. economic growth

The Federal Reserve held off on raising interest rates at its last meeting before the presidential election due to global uncertainty.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Reports: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks and Institutional Lenders Continued to Surge in October

On Thursday, Biz2Credit announced its recent Small Business Lending Index report revealed that loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders.

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YAHOO FINANCE

Biz2Credit Ranked 114th Fastest Growing Company in North America on Deloitte's 2016 Technology Fast 500(TM)

Biz2Credit today announced it ranked number 114 on Deloitte's Technology Fast 500TM, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications.

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CROWDFUND INSIDER

Biz2Credit Reports: Small Biz Loan Approval Rates at Banks & Institutional Lenders Reach New Heights in November 2016

On Tuesday, Biz2Credit released its latest small business lending index, which reportedly revealed that loan approval rates at big banks and institutional lenders .

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Biz2Credit Small Business Index: Good News for Small Banks, Negative Trend Continues for Alternative Lenders (Infographic)

Loan approval rates at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) and institutional lenders finished the year strong, improving to post-recession highs in December 2016.

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