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Tag Archives: Small business

The Barbour Group doesn’t shy from forging ahead into new territory

In the arcane, male-dominated world of surety bonding, Karen Pecora-Barbour has been a pioneer her entire 33-year career. Surety bonds are legally binding contracts, typically used in construction projects, that ensure obligations will be met between the principal (usually the ...

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Lending by big banks to small businesses hits record high, study finds

One thing that’s critical for growth in a capitalistic economy and that’s capital. Small businesses, which have created two out of three new jobs in this country in recent years, are the ones with big capital needs. The good news ...

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Impact of Equifax data breach reaches small businesses

With top Equifax executives handing in their notices and an increasing number of lawsuits being filed every week, the fallout from the credit reporting agency’s data breach continues. An estimated 145.5 million people had the basic elements of their consumer ...

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Survey: Small, mid-sized companies in a capital crunch

More small and medium-sized businesses are having challenges with working capital, or the money they have available for funding their day-to-day operations, according to a survey by Dun & Bradstreet and Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management. Sixty-six ...

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