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  • Payments-Tech Companies are Moving into Lending to Help Businesses Grow

    Business Insider | February 24, 2015

    A handful of payments companies including Square and PayPal are moving beyond their core market in payments to take advantage of an opportunity to help small businesses grow. Following the 2008 financial crisis, banks severely...

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  • Chris Myers: Why I’m Bullish on Small Business Technology

    Wall Street Journal | February 23, 2015

    Each January, entrepreneurs and investors participate in the ritual of trying to predict what the year’s “next big thing” will be. More often than not, the same buzzwords appear time and time again. From “big data” to the “Uber of (name your noun)” — the next big thing always seems...

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  • PayPal Down Under: How Digital is Changing How Customers Buy and Sell

    PYMNTS.com | January 28, 2015

    When asked about their impression of an average Australian, odds are good that most people will describe one of three things – someone with a bowie knife fighting a crocodile, a person standing next to an adorable marsupial like a koala or a kangaroo, or possibly someone receiving medical...

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  • No Matter How Automated, Your Small Business Needs A Goal to Grow

    Business 2 Community | January 26, 2015

    Technological advances the past several years have certainly helped smaller businesses. From reducing costs to minimizing delays, automation tools allow smaller entities to compete with the giants in their industry. Despite these improvements, you don’t want to be lulled into a false sense of...

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  • PayPal Here Reader Compatible with Microsoft Surface; EMV Support Coming

    FinExtra | January 23, 2015

    In the three years since its launch, PayPal Here has become one of the easiest ways for millions of small businesses to get paid - wherever they do business. Today, we spotlight the value of collaboration, unveiling a new PayPal Here reader that will also include payment support for Microsoft...

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  • Small Business Loans Can Boost Community

    KUTV Local CBS News | January 22, 2015

    After years of struggle, loan experts say that banks are finally starting to earn trust back when it comes to small business paying off their loans and that Southern Utah companies are climbing out of the recession. One Cedar City business that banks and loan experts are using as their good...

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  • Small Business: Rep. Chabot, R-Ohio, Gets Out His Tax-Cutting Scissors

    Star Tribune | January 21, 2015

    Cutting regulations and taxes are on Rep. Steve Chabot’s must-do list for small businesses. The Ohio Republican, who became chairman of the House Small Business Committee when Congress took office last week, plans to continue the committee’s focus on how the government burdens small...

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  • Meet the New Kids on the (U.S. EMV) Block

    PYMNTS.com | January 20, 2015

    When it comes to EMV, some say that the U.S. is late to the party. Others say that EMV doesn’t really solve much of the big security problem in payments, especially when it comes to the online and mobile sectors. In a recent interview, MPD CEO Karen Webster sat down with Lars Pederson, CEO of...

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  • Lending Club Adds Another Partnership with SCORE as it Pushes Farther into Business Loans

    Crowdfund Insider | January 16, 2015

    The largest peer to peer lending platform in the world, Lending Club (NYSE: LC), has formed another partnership.  Adding to the recent announcement they are working with the Women’s Chamber of Commerce (USWCC), Lending Club is now partnering with SCORE – a source of free and confidential...

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  • Where SMBs Find Funds

    PYMNTS.com | January 15, 2015

    Commercial lending is on the rise, but don’t tell that to SMBs who still find it hard to get a loan from a bank, says James Mendelsohn, Chief Marketing Officer at CAN Capital. In a recent interview with PYMNTS, Mendelsohn explained how the lack of understanding among SMBs on where and how they...

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