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Industry News - December 4, 2018

December 3, 2018


The Census Business Coalition to Host Informational Webinar on the 2020 Census

With the 2020 Census rapidly approaching, learn why a successful Census is critical for our democracy, our economy, communities, and businesses.

Source: Census Business Coalition


Patriot Bank Expanding Small Business Lending

Having become an approved Small Business Administration lender at the end of 2017, Patriot Bank is increasing its small business operations by opening SBA Business Development offices in the southeast U.S.

Source: Westfair Business Publications


Unlocking Endowments: Foundations Are Stepping Up Impact Investing

Ten years after the Rockefeller Foundation coined the term “impact investing,” it has become a $250 billion market. Today, foundations are looking to use their endowments to achieve social goals.

Source: Wharton School of Business


Women-Owned Small Businesses Facing Growth Challenges Despite Overall Small Business Optimism Heading into the Fourth Quarter

When asked if the current business financing environment is affecting their business' health, 57% of women-owned small businesses affirmed it’s hindering their growth.

Source: Dun & Bradstreet


A Shakeout is Coming in Small Business Lending

Technology companies like Square, PayPal, and Amazon are piling into small-business lending at a furious pace, making inroads in a market long dominated by banking giants like JPMorgan Chas and Bank of America.

Source: American Banker


Bloomberg: Protect Small Businesses From Predatory Lending

For a market economy to function, people must be free to make contracts. But there ought to be limits, and contracts that deprive small businesses of any semblance of due process lie outside them.

Source: Omaha World Herald


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