Community-based organizations across the country are set to receive a combined $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of its Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME). The 34 organizations selected aim to help low-income entrepreneurs gain access to capital, so they can establish or grow their small businesses. This year, [...]
Many business owners and consumers are turning a cold shoulder to traditional banks and adopting alternative solutions, largely due to a lack of transparency and flexibility.
Women-Owned Businesses Denied Capital, Receiving Loans Well Below National Average, According to Fourth Quarter Pepperdine PCA Index Reports
Women-owned businesses are receiving financing below the national average, and are feeling considerably more restricted. View the full PCA Q4 survey results from Dun & Bradstreet for more information.
Once a quarter, Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet poll small and medium-sized businesses across the nation to learn more about those companies growth and access to capital. Despite steady increases in access to credit since 2012, when the study began, and an increase in demand for credit compared to the [...]
President and Co-Founder of Credibility Capital, Mark Rambler, offers lending advice for business owners. Read more.
Leaders in small and microbusiness met at the DNC for an educational brunch on the state of microbusiness in the US. See what they said about access to capital and more.
The USDA is investing more than $9 million in loans and grants for small businesses to help support growth and development. Learn more.
Once a quarter, Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet poll small and medium-sized businesses across the United States to learn more about those companies' growth and access to capital. This quarter, the survey also polled microbusinesses across the nation and discovered new insights. Microbusinesses surveyed are planning to grow more than their [...]
PCA Q1 2016 Survey Results Show Increased Optimism Toward Small Business Growth, But Caution Overall
Once a quarter, Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet poll small and medium-sized businesses across the nation to learn more about those companies growth and access to capital. Overall, the Q1 2016 PCA Index findings revealed that small and medium sized businesses surveyed are more optimistic about their growth prospects than [...]
According to a new study by FIELD at the Aspen Institute, employees of microbusinesses that have received an Accion loan value their flexible and fulfilling new jobs.