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Bitcoin Birthday Look Back

Yesterday, October 31st, was Bitcoin‘s 10th birthday. Questions remain as to whether it has fulfilled its intended mission of replacing fiat currencies. While some in business thought it had an inevitable path to legitimacy, history has shown that early adopters … Continue reading

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Big Banks Really Did Abandon Small Business

So, we weren’t imaging it. The Wall Street Journal reports that the 10 largest banks providing loans of $1 Milllion or more (ie, small business loans) cut their lending by 38% from 2006 to 2014. This has opened the door … Continue reading

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Kickstarter Replacing Amazon Payments With Startup Stripe

Amazon payment processing, that has done over $1 Billion in donations for Kickstarter, is being ousted in favor of startup Stripe. Kickstarter apparently does not like Amazon’s new Log In and Pay service that replaced its flexible payment plan in … Continue reading

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Small Businesses Look to Crowd Funding to Replace Credit

The National Small Business Association recently published its “Small Business Access to Capital Survey” that said nearly half of small-business respondents, in the last four years, needed funds and were unable to find any willing sources, loans, credit cards or … Continue reading

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