Small Business

How to Respond to Negative Press

January 3, 2019
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Wondering what to do about negative press? deBanked spoke to some Public Relations professionals about helpful techniques to manage the situation. “When it comes to a negative story, we advise our clients to bridge back to something they are comfortable talking about,” said Bill McCue, Executive Consultant at Indicate Media. Bill McCue, Indicate media McCue […]

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THE ABCs OF SBDCs

December 16, 2018
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This story appeared in deBanked’s Nov/Dec 2018 magazine issue. To receive copies in print, SUBSCRIBE FREE An often-overlooked national network of nearly a thousand Small Business Development Centers has the potential to help alternative funders cement relationships with existing clients and locate new ones. The centers, known as SBDCs, offer free or low-cost training and […]

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Small Business Optimism Is Up for 2019

December 7, 2018
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American small businesses plan to finish 2018 with a bang, according to the fall 2018 Bank of America Business Advantage Small Business Owner Report. And they’re optimistic about the year ahead. In the report, based on a semiannual survey of 1,000 small business owners across the country, 80% of entrepreneurs say they are confident that […]

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Small Business Forums

November 30, 2018
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Main Street Small Businesses

If you’re a business owner with small business questions, we recommend the following helpful sources: A SCORE Workshop Small Business Forum This online community is geared towards storefront businesses, is free to join, and is not filled with ads. Business Advice Forum This online community is geared towards online businesses, is free to join, and […]

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Survey Reveals U.S. Small Business Owner Outlook

August 16, 2018
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Main Street Small Businesses

Confidence among small business owners in the U.S. is up, according to a quarterly online survey produced by CNBC and SurveyMonkey. Of more than 2,000 small business owners polled from July 27 to August 5 this year, 58 percent of respondents say business conditions are “good,” up from 53 percent last quarter and up from […]

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Study Reveals Positivity and Concerns of Small Business Owners

June 5, 2018
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According to a survey conducted by SmartBiz Loans and released today, almost 57 percent of small business owners said their outlook on business growth over the next 12 months was “fairly positive” or “positive.” And 35 percent of respondents reported that the new tax plan has already caused them to make changes in their business, […]

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Report Demonstrates How Online Lenders Benefit Economy

May 31, 2018
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A report on “The Economic Benefits of Online Lending to Small Businesses and the U.S. Economy” was released yesterday, using data from 180,000 U.S. small businesses that represented nearly $10 billion in funding from 2015 to 2017. The report used data from five online lenders, including OnDeck, Kabbage and Lendio, and was sponsored by the […]

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Demand for Tax Guard Grows, and Receives Private Equity Investment

April 19, 2018
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Hansen Rada, CEO, Tax Guard Tax Guard announced on Monday that it received an investment from Falfurrias Capital Partners, a Charlotte, NC-based private equity firm. “What really excites me about [partnering with Falfurrias Capital Partners] is the breadth of experience that they bring to the table,” said CEO and co-founder Hansen Rada. “They have some […]

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How One Company is Helping MCA Brokers and Clients Through Credit Repair

March 5, 2018
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Joe Clapman, Venture Credit Solutions

Joe Clapman, founder and CEO, Venture Credit Solutions Venture Credit Solutions, a New Jersey-based credit repair business, was created in 2016 by founder and CEO Joe Clapman. Because of extensive licensing and other legal conditions required to run a credit repair shop, the company didn’t start operating until the beginning of this year, with a […]

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AmEx to Launch Small Business Loans on Lendio

April 20, 2016
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American Express partners with loan marketplace Lendio to offer merchant financing products.

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