The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of NJ (SHCCNJ) received a $100,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation to be used toward bilingual business development and educational programs for female Hispanic business owners.
Source: NJ Biz
Cooperatives often adopt local hiring practices, pay living wages and help residents counteract inequities in the food system. Their model, which is supported by member loans, ensures communities are literally invested in their new stores and their use.
Source: Next City
Alternative lender QuickBridge released a white paper and companion infographic that details the hurdles facing millennial entrepreneurs seeking working capital loans and offers tips for securing funding from alternative lenders.
Source: Monitor Daily
StreetShares’ “lending as a service” platform uses more than 400 data points from sources such as social media and Google Earth for intelligent, dynamic underwriting that eliminates the need for a hard credit pull.
Source: Middle Market Growth
Among the economic issues driving presidential election decision making for many small business owners were the health of the U.S. economy, the climate for small business growth and tax policy.
Source: Crowdfund Insider