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Niche Biz: The High End Pawnshop

Artwork by Andy Warhol, military medals, helicopters, and a Babe Ruth baseball bat aren’t the typical pawnshop fare.


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The Future Of Small Biz Lending

At banks with more than $10 billion in assets, 10.2% of loan applications from small businesses were approved in May, down from 10.6% in April—and from 11.7% in January and February, according to surveys of small business customers of Biz2Credit, a Manhattan-based company that matches small businesses with lenders.



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The SBA Doesn’t Lend Money

We get several calls a week from owners who tell us that they have been turned down for an S.B.A.


Prize Winning African Entrepreneurs To Watch: Yaw Duffour-Awuah

As a boarding student in a Ghanaian high school, Yaw Duffour-Awuah discovered that several of his classmates who lived several hundred miles away were regularly unable to travel home for brief holidays due to lack of funds.


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You Can Get A Small Biz Loan From A Big Bank

Earlier this month, Bank of America released its inaugural Small Business Owner Report, a semi-annual survey about the health of the small business community.


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Best Banks For Small Biz Loans

When it comes to getting a loan for your small business, it may not come down to who you know, but where you go.


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Loan Program Helping Local Small Biz

In the next eight months, The City plans to issue about $1 million in loans to people wishing to expand or start a small business.


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Small Biz Borrowing On The Rise

The Thomson Reuters/PayNet Small Business Lending Index, which measures the overall volume of financing to U.S.


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Small Biz Still Left Behind In Lending

Last October, the SBA expanded the pool of eligible small businesses by raising the loan amounts it would back to a maximum of $5 million from $2 million.


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