Small Business

Demand for Tax Guard Grows, and Receives Private Equity Investment

April 19, 2018
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Hansen Rada

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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Square Goes Back To The Drawing Board, Ahead of First Earnings

February 19, 2016
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On March 9th, the payments company will present a scorecard of how it’s doing and what that means for its investors.

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American Express wants to lend more to small businesses

February 10, 2016
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AmEx hopes for the small-business loans to make up for the lost revenue from the Costco deal

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The Funding Calls That Won’t Stop

November 23, 2014
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“Your business has been approved for a loan…” Last week, Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ 95.1 FM) investigated a trend in the small business community, the use of merchant cash advance financing. The station called me in advance to answer some questions about merchant cash advances and I gave my best explanation of the industry and […]

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Are We in a $300 Billion Market?

August 7, 2014
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Earlier today on a large group conference call with Tom Green and Mozelle Romero of LendingClub, I learned a few more details about their business loan program. In the Q&A segment, one attendee came right out and asked if they believed their competition was merchant cash advance companies and online business lenders. According to Green, […]

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Making Cents of Short Term Business Lending

June 22, 2014
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cornersep2008

Where do you see yourself in 5 years? Perhaps you’ve seriously planned what you’ll be doing in mid-2019 or maybe you at least have an idea of how things will play out. It’s only a half a decade after all so how hard could it be to foresee the future? Surely all of us saw […]

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Access to Capital – A Dose of Reality

June 15, 2014
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So much for a lack of transparency… While sitting directly next to Maria Contreras-Sweet, the head of the Small Business Administration, OnDeck Capital’s CEO corrected U.S. Senator Cory Booker’s comments about the APR of their loans. High teens? Not so, said Noah Breslow who explained their average 6 month loan has an APR of 60% […]

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The Deal

May 25, 2014
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shark

When times are tough, small businesses take chances. Last year, a family run business in Cohasset, MA made a snap decision and agreed to a $75,000 loan with infinity percent interest, literally. The principal was completely repaid in just 74 days but as per the contract, they still had to make fixed interest payments for […]

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