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Stripe Introduces Stripe Corporate Card Visa

Looking for a corporate card to manage your small business's expenses? Stripe hopes they have the solution. This week the company announced that it was launching its new Stripe Corporate Card, allowing business owners to earn cash back and other rewards. If this news is bringing upon déjà vu it's...

Small Business Software Company Thryv Announces The Thryv Foundation

While one of the top perks of being an entrepreneur is working for yourself, managing a small business alone is never simple. That's something the people at Thryv know well, leading them to offer a number of small business tools, from CRMs and appointment booking to marketing automation and social...

Small Business Lender Funding Circle Closes $198 Million Securitization

Even as small business lending approval rates have continued to tick upward since the Great Recession, alternative lenders have proven vital in helping businesses obtain the capital they need. These online lenders have taken on many forms — from utilizing peer to peer technology to developing unique algorithms for processing...

Study Shows Small Business Loan Approval Rates by Industry

Ever since the economy began rebounding from the Great Recession, we've seen small business loan approval rates at big banks continue to rise. On top of that numerous alternatives have emerged, including online and peer to peer lenders. However a major factor that could inform whether or not you're approved...

60%+ of Small Business Owners Report High Job Satisfaction

Running a small business is not an easy job by any means. With owners bearing the brunt of responsibilities ranging from quality control to managing employees and much more, entrepreneurs often deal with a lot of stress. Despite that, a recent survey from Finimpact finds that the vast majority of...

Small Business Commercial Insurance Satisfaction Reaches New High

Anyone who's ever owned a small business can tell you about the importance of having insurance. At the same time purchasing policies and dealing with insurance companies has never traditionally been any entrepreneurs favorite pastime. Despite that a new study by J.D. Power finds that more business owners are satisfied...

Survey Finds Three-Quarters of Small Businesses Give to Communities

Being a small business owner means more than just running a store or offering a service. More often than not, it also means being a part of a community and having a positive influence. That belief was on full display in a recent study by TD Bank that found nearly...

Small Business Loan Approval Rates at Big Banks Rise in July

Ever since the Great Recession, banks have slowly increased the number of small business loans they issued. As a result, approval rates have continually reached new records, with more and more entrepreneurs finding it easier to obtain capital. Now the latest edition of the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index finds...