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Small Business Lender Biz2Credit Unveils SaaS Lending Platform for Banks

Online small business lender Biz2Credit had some big news to share this week, announcing the launch of a new software as a service (SaaS) offering for banks. Dubbed Biz2X, the platform will allow institutions to improve their online lending experience for small business users. What's more, the Biz2Credit says such...

Small Businesses Still Feeling Labor Crunch, Holding Back Expansion

With the United States' jobless rate recently reaching a near 50-year low, small business owners are continuing to find that hiring isn't so simple. In fact a new study from SurveyMonkey and CNBC finds that 52% of owners say it's more difficult to find workers today than it was a...

5 Debt Collection Techniques to Use When Customers Don’t Pay 1

Unpaid invoices are more than just an inconvenience. They are an indication that your cash flow is at risk and that you may need to boost your debt collection efforts. Otherwise, you might end up facing a serious cash flow issue. Fortunately, there are many debt collection techniques you can...

Mailchimp Introduces Marketing Platform for Small Businesses

For two decades Mailchimp has gained popularity as a platform small businesses could use to manage email lists and send out updates to customers. Now, as PCMag reports, the company is expanding into a full-service marketing suite. The result could be a big deal for small business owners. In a...

How to Get More Online Reviews for a Local Small Business 3

One strategy of growing your small business is to make sure that you have an online presence to help people discover your business. Getting online reviews, both on third party sites like Google Maps, Yelp, etc. as well as on your own website can be a great way to attract...

Facebook Introduces New Tools Aimed at Small Businesses

Just in time for Small Business Week, Facebook has just unveiled some new tools that come with an emphasis on small business users. As Inc reports, these include tools for creating automated ads, editing videos, and allowing customers to book appointments. Starting with the advertising part of their announcement, Facebook...

Is Google My Business Considering Premium Paid Subscription Plans? 3

It looks as though some big changes could be coming to Google My Business. If you're not familiar, the service allows business owners to "claim" their listings on the search engine, helping to ensure that hours of operation, location, and more are correct. Google has traditionally made this offering free...

WalletHub Ranks the Best Small Cities to Start a Small Business 2

We've all seen various annual lists looking at the top cities to start a small business (we've definitely discussed them here as well). However these studies often look at major markets and metro areas — so what about some of America's hidden gems? That's why the personal finance site WalletHub...