Small Business

Report highlights need to increase credit access for women owned businesses

Posted on Feb 24 2015 by

Snapshot of Businesses Owned by Women

A recent report from Experian finds that women business owners continue to trail their male counterparts when it comes to commercial and consumer credit scores.

Small business kicks into high gear in Q4 as index sets new record

Posted on Feb 18 2015 by

Experian / Moody's Analytics Small Business Credit Index

Turning the page from recovery to growth, small businesses continue to have access to a wider availability of credit, as credit conditions reached the highest level on record, improving for the third consecutive quarter.

Small Business Brief – Decline in business starts, latest CCI has optimistic outlook

Posted on Feb 11 2015 by


In this edition we cover small business job creation, a disturbing decline in business starts and the latest CCI report which indicates businesses are starting to free up cash holdings.

Top regulatory priorities for the commercial lenders

Posted on Feb 03 2015 by


In many cases business lenders often rely on the commercial credit of the enterprise coupled with the personal credit of the business’s owner when making lending decisions. This is especially true for sole proprietorships and partnerships. To that end, regulatory action and public policy initiatives aimed at consumer credit often times can have a direct impact on commercial lenders. This blog takes a look at some of the top regulatory priorities for business lenders within the credit ecosystem.

Small Business Brief – Optimism surges to 8-year high as alt lending marketplaces emerge

Posted on Feb 02 2015 by


In our latest episode of Small Business Brief a wave of optimism hits America as NFIB index increased 2.3 points to 100.4 in December. We also fosus in on alternative lending with news of OnDeck Marketplace for institutional investors, and Advertising Age ads Amex OPEN “Shop Small” campaign to the top campaigns of the 21st century

4 Factors That Can Make Or Break The 2014 Holiday Season for Small Business Owners

Posted on Nov 18 2014 by

Brian Moran

4 Factors That Can Make Or Break The 2014 Holiday Season for Small Business Owners

Experian Quarterly Business Credit Insights

Posted on Nov 10 2014 by


Don’t miss our upcoming Quarterly Business Credit Review on November 18, 1:00 (EST) where we will be discussing key insights on business credit in the United States. Our special guest will be Brian Moran, who will share his perspectives on the upcoming holiday season.

Small Business Brief – Bill Clinton Announces New Program to Rework America

Posted on Oct 06 2014 by

President Bill Clinton with Zoë Baird of Markle Foundation

In this week’s
edition we’ll cover:

  • Bill Clinton Announces Rework America Initiative with
    Markle Foundation
  • Over 50 Percent of 90 Day Late Payments Are Written Off
  • Small Businesses in the Western Region Are More Generous to
    Vendors Than Employees
  • Small Business ToolBox – Docusign

Small Business Brief – U.S. business ownership drops to lowest level on record

Posted on Sep 24 2014 by

Fed Reports U.S. Business Equity Falls To Lowest Level On Record
Our stories this week

  • U.S. business ownership drops to lowest level since 1989
  • CapitalOne feeling upbeat on small business
  • Harvard Business School Alumni survey says U.S. falling
    down on competitiveness
  • Small Business Tool Box – Making graphics effortless with

City Mayors Appear on Meet The Press To Talk Progress and Innovation

Posted on Sep 07 2014 by

U.S. Mayors Appear on Meet The Press 9/7/14

City Mayors from Tacoma, Pittsburgh and Oklahoma City appeared on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd to talk about progress and innovation in their cities.