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SBA’s Incubator Competiton Open

The Small Business Administration has opened a new Growth Accelerator Fund competition for accelerators, incubators, co-working startup communities, shared tinker-spaces or other models. These entities can compete for monetary prizes of $50,000 each, totaling $3.95 million. The application period is … 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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Crowdfunding Factoid #3: Crowdfunding Beneficiaries

The  Securities and Exchange Commission thinks that crowdfunding will be of some help to the more than 5 million small businesses in the U.S., defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as having fewer than 500 paid employees.

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