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Four Tips for Enhancing Your Small Business Brand

Daniel DeMeo | Posted 04.25.2016 | Business
Daniel DeMeo

Wherever your business is along its growth trajectory, continuing to build your foundation in anticipation of rapid growth or decelerating as it reaches maturity, it's important to consider not only how you expand your workforce, office space or distribution network, but also your brand.

Real Estate Innovation Bringing Home Return on Relationship (Part Two)

AdaPia d'Errico | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
AdaPia d'Errico

From the global perspective, innovators in the real estate space will contend with the following four critical developments that will improve overall ...

Small Business Owners: Don't Get Lost in the Paperwork

Jim Salters | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jim Salters

As the peak of the holiday season approaches, many small businesses will be seeking an injection of capital. This is a busy time for many business owners who need to account for an increase in sales.

Surviving a Red Hot Market Means Thinking Differently

Yee Lee | Posted 11.30.2016 | Business
Yee Lee

Fintech is red hot. In the past 18 months alone, we've seen more than 400 new lending companies launch. Walking the LendIt 2015 exhibition halls just ...

The Social Fabric of Finance

Yee Lee | Posted 11.24.2016 | Business
Yee Lee

Isolated Lending Finds a Friend in Social Networking For decades the lending industry has tirelessly pursued the perfect equation to determine a bor...

Finance Technology and You: Getting Proactive With Credit

Yee Lee | Posted 10.15.2016 | Technology
Yee Lee

Technology has a long history of reshaping the relationship between people and their money. Remember life before the ATM? Imagine how different your spending habits would be if you still had to walk into a bank and speak with someone every time you wanted extra cash.

The #1 Number to Know For Small Businesses Seeking Financing

Jim Salters | Posted 09.23.2016 | Business
Jim Salters

Many small business owners begin their search for capital by seeking out financing options. However, they might be skipping an important step: knowing their business' credit score.

Small Business Loans: Options Along the Alternative Financing Spectrum

Gina Harman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Gina Harman

Small businesses, startups, and the self-employed have never had the easiest time getting financing, but most experts agree it became downright difficult following the housing bubble burst of 2007 to 2008.

The Inevitability of Regulation?

Jim Salters | Posted 05.15.2016 | Business
Jim Salters

Let's face it: many alternative small business lenders, funders and brokers have developed a bad reputation. Widely used labels such as "dishonest" and "predatory" are putting the industry at risk.

Innovative Lending Options Give Small Businesses New Life

Jamie Sutherland | Posted 12.20.2014 | Business
Jamie Sutherland

There are some good funding alternatives for small businesses and the growth in this area continues to accelerate. It won't be long before you and I can get crowdfunded equity in our favorite startups and businesses.

This City's Not Letting Any More Payday Lenders Set Up Shop

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.18.2012 | Money

Not all residents of the wealthy Silicon Valley are flush with cash. Turns out payday lending -- a type of short-term, high-interest loan that can...

Payday Loans: Do Borrowers Know What They're Getting?

Slate Magazine | Ray Fisman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's been a lot of finger-pointing lately about who is to blame for the untenable financial circumstances of many American families. Among the usua...