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Social Finance vs. Traditional Finance: What's the Difference and Why it Matters

Don Shaffer | Posted 01.25.2014 | Impact
Don Shaffer

Most growth businesses face challenges raising capital at some stage in their development. But for social enterprises, which use the power of business to directly improve society and our environment, the obstacles tend to be tougher and more persistent.

Cash Is King When It Comes to Business Survival

Neal Jenson | Posted 10.27.2013 | Small Business
Neal Jenson

There is often a combination of methods used to finance a business. If you are unfamiliar with the forms of financing and the risks and advantages that each has, talk to a professional to find the best structure for you.

Equity Crowdfunding Is Set to Begin This Fall for Small Business Owners. Are You Ready to Snag $1 Million?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 10.12.2013 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Unlike donation crowdfunding, all promotions and marketing for equity crowdfunding had to be done on the portals.

Stimulus for Small-Business Loan Programs is Inadequate and Time-Dated

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The on-again-off-again stimulus funding for small businesses is giving me a bad case of heartburn. The' lack of adequate funding for lending programs through the Small Business Admin. is myopic.

You Can Borrow Small Amounts of Business Capital Now

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

Although small business, economic stimulus lending is being widely criticized, $5,000 to $25,000 is available to you if you have a reasonable credit score and meet basic underwriting criteria.

Commercial Real Estate: 90% Financing at Low Rates Is Possible

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

The lesser-known 504 program from the U.S. Small Business Administration can be ideal for small-business owners to buy, build or rehabilitate commercial buildings.

Q&A With Responsible Pension Investment Expert Thomas Croft

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's incredible how much we don't know when it comes to the investment practices and trends that affect workers' retirement assets and other institutional savings.