Small Business News

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...

Two-Thirds of Small Businesses Report Being in Good Health

It seems now is still a great time to be a small business owner. In fact, after a dip during the first quarter of the year, the MetLife and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Small Business Index rose more than three points for Q2 2019. Moreover a majority of entrepreneurs surveyed...

American Express Announces New Blue Business Cash Card

Over the past decade, credit card company American Express has worked to align themselves with small business owners. This includes founding the increasingly popular retail holiday Small Business Saturday, observed the weekend after Thanksgiving each year. Continuing that mission, this week the company announced the launch of a new small...

U.S. Houses Passes Two Small Business Cybersecurity Bills

In recent years small businesses have proven a popular target for cybercriminals and hackers. Not only do many small businesses lack the technical resources larger operations have to protect themselves but a staggering number of owners also mistakenly believe they are too small for hackers to concern themselves with. Now,...