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Small Business Loan Approvals Up at Banks and Non-Bank Lenders

The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index for August reveals banks and non-bank lenders approved more loans in August. This includes big and small banks as well as institutional and alternative lenders. Only credit unions didn’t see any change, staying the same for the past two months with a 20.5% loan approval rate.Biz2Credit Small Business Lending…

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How Zoho Invoice Will Help Your Business – for FREE

From its launch in 2008, Zoho Invoice has developed features designed to help small business owners.“We have had small businesses as our target market since the beginning,” said Zoho Invoice product expert Harikrishna. “Invoicing is the first thing they need to do right.”Harikrishna announced that Zoho decided to offer Invoice free to small businesses “as…

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Best business gadgets and accessories of 2021

Home News Computing (Image credit: Pixabay) Welcome to our pick of the best business accessories currently available. These are the latest gadgets and tools that can help transform any modern office to become more productive and better connected.The best business accessories you’ll find in this guide have novel approaches to improving productivity and efficiency, and…

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Why Business Leaders Need to Mandate the Covid-19 Vaccine

To bring the pandemic under control, almost everyone needs to come to see getting vaccinated as the unquestioned, right thing to do for themselves and for others. What business leaders decide about Covid-19 vaccine mandates will go a long way toward fostering the social norms that can either mitigate or exacerbate this pandemic. When a…

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57% of Small Business Employees Concerned for Their Mental Health

More than half (57%) of small business employees have expressed concern over their mental wellbeing. This was the finding of a report by MetLife, providers of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs.Adapting to Workforce TransformationMetLife’s ‘How Small Businesses Can Adapt to Workforce Transformation’ report looks at how the dynamics of the work-life environment are changing.…

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Business Highlights: Fed’s plan to slow aid, stocks rally

___Powell: Fed on track to slow aid for economy later this yearWASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve will start dialing back its ultra-low-interest rate policies this year as long as hiring continues to improve, Chair Jerome Powell said Friday, signaling the beginning of the end of the Fed’s extraordinary response to the pandemic recession. Such…

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5 Books on How to Grow Your Business

August 26, 2021 4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Business growth is good. It’s also challenging. That’s why you need ideas to help you figure out how to scale wisely without losing momentum — or missing opportunities.Countless entrepreneurs have trod the same ground, trying to find the best ways to…

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Your Business May Soon Be Able to Make In-App Sales on TikTok 

Your business could soon be able to sell directly on TikTok. The popular video sharing social media app announced Tuesday it would offer an in-app shopping program called TikTok Shopping, expanding its partnership with the Canada-based e-commerce giant Shopify. The pilot will be available to all Shopify sellers in the United States and the United Kingdom, as…

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5 Keys To Seeing Business Problems As Opportunities Rather Than Burdens

As a long-time business advisor, and an investor in startups along the way, I’m always on the lookout for an entrepreneur who is responding first to a problem in the marketplace, rather than bringing a new technology to the market, assuming it will find a problem to solve.I assert that problem solvers are more likely…

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U.S. business borrowing for equipment rises 9% in July

Please try another search Economy9 hours ago (Aug 23, 2021 03:05PM ET) (Reuters) – Borrowings by U.S. companies for capital investments rose 9% in July from a year earlier, the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) said on Monday. The companies signed up for $9.9 billion in new loans, leases and lines of credit last…