There is nothing small about small business.  There are 28.8 million small business in the United States, and small businesses make up 99.7 percent of all businesses in the country.  Small businesses are the engine that drives our economy, so ten years ago when our economy was in the depths of recession, it’s not surprising that small businesses were the hardest hit.  2008 to 2010 saw an overall reduction of 20% in commercial and industrial lending by banks, which led to a 40% reduction in jobs at small businesses during the recession, representing the majority of all private sector job losses.  Economists attribute at least some of these job losses – as much as 8% – to lack of lending to small businesses.

Winning Over Resistance to IT Changes

Finance organizations worldwide are struggling with aging lending and leasing systems. They have read much data and various case studies showing how new systems can improve operational efficiency, increase competitiveness and integrate with the third-party solutions...

Hybrid Lending

The Lending Domains are challenged by new players with better lending experience and a new way of risk assessment. Cloud, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Automation are bringing process efficiencies and transformed borrower experience. (Hybrid Lending)

Hebrew Free Loan – Lending A Hand To Our Community

As a nonprofit interest-free lender, our practices, collections and repayment policies and systems fall far outside of the norms of the lending industry, so it was imperative that our new lending software is adaptable. We found CLS to be highly customizable, and it...

Two Readily Available Solutions to Expand Funding for Smaller Businesses

Small and mid-sized companies are vital to the prosperity of the U.S. economy. Yet many struggle to secure the financing needed to grow their businesses. Access to financing has improved to some extent in the recent years as have the options with the influx of online...

SME lending: “Application to funding must be digital”

Traditional lenders have steered clear of the SME market in recent years – but that’s changing. Bobsguide spoke with William Wagner, vice president of marketing at Cloud Lending Solutions, to find out more.

Asset-Based Financing Models Can Narrow Funding Gap for UK SMEs

The shortage of affordable finance options for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the UK has received widespread attention, and rightly so. The data trends are especially disturbing given the importance of small business sustainability and growth to the...
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