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Small Business Insurance Checklist for 2017

If you're like most small-business owners, your business probably experienced at least one significant change this year. What you may not realize is that some changes impact your business insurance needs.

Let's take a look at three of the most common business changes and what they mean for your risk exposure and commercial insurance needs.

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Kiva Partners with Small Business Majority to Help Small Businesses Grow

Small Business Majority and Kiva are working together to help entrepreneurs access the capital and resources they need to successfully grow their businesses. Read on to learn about Kiva and see how you can leverage Kiva’s network to get 0% interest capital for your business. And to learn more about funding options for your small business, join us on October 5 for a free webinar with Kiva.

8 Surprising Lessons We've Learned As 20-Something Female Entrepreneurs

Three months ago, we were sitting at a bar in Brooklyn complaining about our jobs. We had no idea this all-too-common conversation would lead us to quitting those jobs and starting our own business. We’ve known each other for eight years, since meeting as magazine interns in college, and, though our career paths never overlapped, we had always wanted to work together. Our belief that teen girls deserve to feel informed and empowered inspired us to start Clover, a daily email newsletter and community for high school and college-aged girls.

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Department of Treasury to Release Report on Marketplace Lending

The US Department of Treasury has announced its intent to release a white paper next week pertaining to their review of the marketplace lending industry (orginally labeled peer to peer lending). The document is expected to encapsulate the many comment letters submitted to Treasury following their initial “Request for Information” (RFI) in July of 2015. Treasury followed up the request with a gathering of over 80 industry participants in August of 2015 that included an “impromptu” visit by Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew who gave a brief “supportive” speech.

Why Online Business Loans Are More Expensive Than Bank Loans

If you’re an entrepreneur looking to borrow money to grow your business, applying for funding might dampen your excitement. Bank business loan applications are tedious, tiring, and cumbersome, but the more convenient online business loans cost more.

Why the difference? Here’s what you need to know.

Banks Get Money Cheaper

Online business loans from alternative lenders cost more for borrowers because they cost more for lenders, too. Banks simply have access to cheaper money from a couple of different sources.