Small Businesses Say ‘Yes’ to Online Lending Through NFIB Partnership With Kabbage
The largest association of small and independent business owners in the country is embracing online lending.
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) announced a strategic partnership with Kabbage yesterday. The NFIB has more than 325,000 members.
Speaking about Kabbage, NFIB SVP Mark Garzone said, “Access to working capital for an expansion, repairs or short-term cash flow needs is essential for small businesses to thrive. We know that our members will benefit from this valuable resource.”
While the partnership is clearly a sign of Kabbage’s prowess, it also serves to reinforce the value that online lenders can provide to small businesses in general. “Many of our members – like a number of small businesses – struggle with the standard loan process when they need access to working capital,” said Garzone.
Not all online lenders are created equal, but a few have stood out from the crowd, in this case, Kabbage.
Earlier this month in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, NFIB representative Holly Wade said, “Our fear is that they will over-regulate [online lending] out of existence or to the point that it’s no longer a benefit.”Last modified: March 31, 2016
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