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Small business loan program launched in Anne Arundel
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Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp. on Wednesday will kick-off a small business loan fund that will lend $3.36 million in Maryland. As part of the launch, the development group will hold a press conference at the offices of the first loan recipient …

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A Small World After All? Data Breakdown on Small-Business Lending
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Loans in the $100,0000-to-$250,000 bucket, which peaked in mid-2007, have fallen 26 percent since then to $61 billion. (Banks reported small-business loan data once annually, for the second quarter, through 2009, and quarterly beginning in 2010.) …

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Should You Get a Small Business Credit Card?
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… to take the plunge and launch a new business. Shazam! Suddenly you are required to acquire a whole range of new types of expertise, from marketing and sales to taxes and accounting. … Sekar quickly ticks off the main advantages of a small …

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Why Small Businesses Have Trouble Getting Credit
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Even among small businesses, the smaller the company, the lower the odds that it has a loan (see figure below) or a line of credit. Only 15.7 percent of businesses with one or fewer employees have a business loan and only 33.7 percent have a line of …

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What to Consider When Applying for a Small Business Loan
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New business owners who may not currently qualify for a direct loan from a bank should consider exploring small business grant programs offered through the city or local community organizations. Organizations like, the Women’s Business Development …

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Small Business Loan Process Could Ease
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The Small Business Administration is hoping to make it easier for small businesses to secure loans. Earlier this year, the SBA proposed several changes to its loan programs designed to “expand program accessibility for more small businesses and …

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Another Uptick in Small Business Loans From Large Lenders
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Online lending platform Biz2Credit compiles a monthly index to track approval rates for small business loans. Businesses owners can apply for loans over Biz2Credit’s website, which makes the company’s survey of more than 1,000 loan applications a …

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Oakland looks to give micro-loans to small businesses
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OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) — An effort to help business owners in Oakland get ahead, may move forward tonight. The City Council is considering a partnership with a micro-lending outfit. It is an arrangement supporters hope will help lift the local economy.

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