It seems like now more than ever, women are taking charge—harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit and opening their own businesses—officially bucking the trend of working for the man. While this makes it sound like women are finally getting ahead by creating their own job opportunities, they still face some challenges obtaining the funding needed to help their businesses get off the … Read More
When small businesses apply for traditional bank loans, they get turned down at record rates. Analysts claim that anywhere from 20 to 80 percent of small business applicants get rejected when looking for funding. To close the gap and access the funds they need, many small businesses are turning to alterative lenders. Thinking about applying for a loan from an … Read More
Working capital is the lifeblood of small businesses. As the credit gap remains a reality for SMBs in America, the market for capital is still robust. Business owners are increasingly active in evaluating various capital products from advances to invoice factoring to loans. But sometimes taking on new capital comes with unexpected challenges. What happens if your business has trouble … Read More
Small businesses that are owned by women continually succeed in revenue and earnings generated, but still struggle to grow at the same rate as their male-owned counterparts. The presence of the gender gap in small businesses is felt, as it much harder for women entrepreneurs to gain the necessary capital to expand their businesses.