Small Business

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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Main Street Brick

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

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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