The credit appetite for small businesses is strong and growing. Total outstanding balances have risen at their fastest rate in two years, and delinquency rates have fallen at a consistent pace. Only 10 percent of outstanding small-business credit balances were past-due in Q3 — the lowest level of delinquency seen since the recovery began. While this is an encouraging sign, it is important to note that these improvements have come at the cost of hiring new employees and investments.
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