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Why Business Credit Scores Matter for Your Business

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 09.18.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Business credit reports/scores are not just used for obtaining business financing. Even if you think your business will never get outside financing, business credit reports/scores can still impact your business.

Denied Business Credit? Work on These Five Things

Mary Ellen Biery | Posted 03.17.2013 | Small Business
Mary Ellen Biery

If your company recently applied for business credit and was rejected, it's not alone.

Deserted By Big Banks, Main Streets Turns To Small Lenders

The Huffington Post | Nate C. Hindman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Small Business

Small banks continue to beat out their bigger counterparts when it comes to small business lending, according to credit marketplace Biz2Credit's June ...

What About Fred?

Robert A. Berman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Small Business
Robert A. Berman

After all the Congressional testimony about small business, after all the talking heads retire to their New York co-ops, this remains: 99 percent of the small contractors in this country will never get -- or even bid on -- any part of the public work the most recent jobs bill creates.

Small Businesses On Spending High

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 02.22.2012 | Small Business

The proportion of small businesses planning to increase their capital spending in the next 12 months is at its highest rate in four years, according t...

The State of Small Business: Credit and Jobs Must be Addressed

John Arensmeyer | Posted 03.31.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

For too long, small businesses have been struggling to bear the brunt of the recession. Lending has all but dried up, and too many lawmakers are spending more time playing politics than working to pass smart legislation to help them. How do we know small business owners feel this way? We asked them.

Janean Chun

Is Bank Of America Really Cutting Off Small Businesses?

HuffingtonPost.com | Janean Chun | Posted 08.14.2012 | Small Business

In an economy where every bit of capital can help or hurt a small business, is Bank of America cutting credit lines to some small businesses? That ...

Small Business Lending Rises: Paynet

Reuters | Posted 01.02.2012 | Small Business

(By Ann Saphir) - The growth of borrowing among small U.S. businesses moderated in September but the overall level still registered a 14th monthly dou...

Small Businesses To Lawmakers: Give Us Some Credit!

John Arensmeyer | Posted 01.01.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Small employers are struggling; lack of demand and weak sales are part of it, but one of the key barriers to their success -- hindering their ability to help remedy the economy's malaise -- is the inaccessibility of credit.

Hope in Sight for Credit-Starved Small Businesses?

John Arensmeyer | Posted 10.19.2011 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

Although Heidi's business was booming, credit for small businesses had dried up and she couldn't get a loan -- that is, until she gave a bank everything she owned and signed her and her husband's life insurance over as collateral.

IndieGoGo Founder: Six Steps To Raising Startup Funds On Crowdfunding Platforms

Slava Rubin | Posted 09.18.2011 | Business
Slava Rubin

Startup funding is actually more accessible now thanks to social networking and crowdfunding platforms that match amazing new ideas with people who want to be part of the next big thing.

Managing Cash Flow: 5 Things You Need To Know

The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business | Geoff Williams | Posted 08.04.2011 | Small Business

If you ever played Monopoly, you learned that by managing your cash flow wisely, you could buy a bunch of houses and hotels -- and win. If you didn't ...

Shahien Nasiripour

As Lending To Small Businesses Plummets, Bernanke Implores Banks To Do More

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

After more than 40 summits held across the country to figure out why the nation's small businesses aren't getting the loans they need and qualify for,...

Bernanke Calls Out Banks For Stiffing Small Business In Favor Of Big Firms

AP | JEANNINE AVERSA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Big companies are building up cash and are expected to report strong earnings starting this week. Not so for small businesses that ...

Shine the Light on American Express as it Puts the Squeeze on Small Business

Susan Wilson Solovic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Susan Wilson Solovic

While American Express is spending bundles on marketing their brand, they are putting the squeeze on the small businesses they would like you to believe they want to help.

Small Business Credit Squeezed As Financial Crisis Lingers

Reuters | nick carey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - Small companies create more than half of America's jobs, but the entrepreneurs who drive this part of the economy continue to co...

CIT Was A 'Wake-Up Call' For Small Companies

wsj.com | VICTORIA E. KNIGHT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

he troubles at CIT Group Inc., a key lender to small businesses, underscore the importance of developing back-up plans for borrowing. CIT's financi...