3 Reasons for the Rise of Alternative Lending
A recent report by Fox Small Business Center revealed that over half of all business loan requests are now approved by small banks, while larger banks are approving only 20 percent of new requests. In response, many cash-strapped business owners are turning to alternative lenders, including factors, microlenders and cash advance businesses. Experts attribute the success of these alternative lenders to their speed in making funding decisions, higher tolerance for financial risk and increasingly automated approval processes.
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Small Businesses Need a Plan for the Holidays
Whether your business caters to consumers or other businesses, it is important to adjust your normal routine to generate special interest during this time of year. See what The Wall Street Journal says are simple steps you can implement to connect with your customers during the winter holidays.
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Survey: More Small Businesses to Give Holiday Perks This Year
According to a recent survey by American Express, more and more small business owners are giving their employees bonuses and other perks this year as compared to 2011. An impressive 35 percent of small business owners will be giving holiday bonuses.
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