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Swiss Bankers Association Partners with Crypto Valley Association as New & Old Meet to Support Blockchain Companies

The Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) has published guidelines for opening corporate accounts for blockchain based firms. The SBA action was taken with the support of the Crypto Valley Association (CVA) in an interesting alliance of new finance and old. Switzerland has gained a global reputation as… Read More

US Small Business Administration Publishes Report on Small Business Equity Crowdfunding under Reg CF

The US Small Business Administration (SBA), Office of Advocacy, is out with a report reviewing the status of small business crowdfunding. According to the SBA, equity crowdfunding was particularly popular among very young firms. Nearly a third of firms were six months or younger when… Read More

SEC Proposes Changes to Investment Adviser Act for Small Business Investment Company Advisers

On May 3, 2017, the SEC released its proposed amendments to the Investment Advisers Act (the Advisers Act) to reflect changes made under the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (the FAST Act). The FAST Act, which was passed in 2015, amended sections 203(l) and 203(m) of… Read More

ApplePie Capital CEO & Co-Founder Denise Thomas Makes Marketplace Lending Success Look Easy

“We have gained a foothold within the industry by partnering with 42 brands to date. Moving forward we will continue to innovate…” Having spent more than 20 years as a corporate executive in companies backed by prosperous VC firms including Kleiner Perkins, Mohr Davidow and Sequoia Capital, ApplePie Capital CEO… Read More

 SmartBiz Loans Appoints Former SBA Head of Capital Access Ann Marie Mehlum to Board of Directors

SmartBiz Loans, an online SBA marketplace, and bank-enabling technology platform, announced on Wednesday it appointed former SBA Head of Capital Access, Ann Marie Mehlum, as a new member of its board of directors. During her time at SBA, Mehlum directed the government agency’s credit programs, which includes… Read More

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council Declares Strong Support for Trump SBA Pick

Karen Kerrigan, President and CEO of the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) has declared her organization’s strong support for President Trump’s selection to manage the Small Business Administration. Trump has picked Linda McMahon an entrepreneur who scaled and built the highly successful World… Read More

Kauffman Foundation Report: Small Businesses In US On The Rise, Reversing Six-Year Downward Trend

Reversing a six-year downward trend, activity in established small businesses increased last year, according to a press release for the 2015 Kauffman Index: Main Street Entrepreneurship, a new report that tracks small business activity and ownership in the United States. Though the number of established small… Read More

Karen Mills on Marketplace Lending: It Is Transformative, But Don’t Count The Banks Out Yet

Karen Mills is currently perched as a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School and at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. She spends her time focusing on competitiveness, entrepreneurship and innovation – all extremely important areas of economic… Read More

Dealstruck Compares Loan Options for Small Business Owners (Infographic)

The signature scent of January is optimism: We will avoid processed food, learn Mandarin Chinese and log at least nine miles before dinner (likely wild salmon atop a quinoa-kale salad). But New Year’s resolutions become realities after taking the first step, whether it’s learning how… Read More

Brief: Small Business Administration Schedules Crowdfunding Primer Event

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has scheduled a crowdfunding marketing basics event to be held in San Francisco in January.  The event is described as an educational effort for people looking to crowdfund their product or service.  The class is being taught by “volunteer presenter”… Read More

SBA – SEC Pre Small Business Forum Event

The Securities and Exchange Commission, in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration, today announced they will jointly host an event on November 19, a day prior to this year’s Government-Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation, to inform small business owners and entrepreneurs about new… Read More

SEC & SBA Host Reception Prior to Small Business Forum in DC Next Week

The SEC Government Business Forum on Small Business Capital Formation has gained in popularity in recent years.  In light of the JOBS Act and growing recognition of the profound importance of small business to economic growth – what was once a bit of a quiet affair… Read More

SEC & SBA Will Partner on JOBS Act Events: Capital Raising Options for Small Business

The US Small Business Administration (SBA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have decided to work together to spread the word on the JOBS Act and new options to raise capital for small businesses.  The JOBS Act legalized various forms of investment crowdfunding including:… Read More

SBA Crowdfunding Roundtable

Small Business Crowdfunding Roundtable Agenda Welcome and Introduction of Small Business Representatives and Staff from the Securities Exchange Commission (10:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.) Dillon Taylor, Assistant Chief Counsel, SBA Office of Advocacy Overview of the SEC’s proposed rule to implement Title III of the… Read More

SBA Roundtable on Crowdfunding Scheduled for Next Week

The Small Business Administration has scheduled a Small Business Roundtable on Crowdfunding. The event will be taking place on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at the SBA offices in Washington, DC.  As previously reported the two hour meeting will feature prominent Securities Attorney and Crowdfund Insider columnist… Read More

SBA Crowdfunding Roundtable Announces Agenda, Features Samuel S. Guzik

California based Securities Attorney Samuel S. Guzik has been scheduled to lead the Small Business Administration (SBA) Crowdfunding Roundtable scheduled for January 15, 2014.  The event is open to the public and will be held at the SBA offices in Washington, DC.  Guzik, a noted… Read More

SBA Schedules Roundtable on Crowdfunding for January 15th

The Small Business Administration, Office of  Advocacy, has scheduled a roundtable discussion of crowdfunding for Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.  A call in option is expected to be available as well. The Small Business Roundtable on Crowdfunding will be held at the U.S. Small… Read More

Small Business Administration (SBA) to Host Webinars on Crowdfunding

The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a series of webinars in recognition of the seventh annual National Entrepreneurship Week.  The emphasis will be on how the next generation of small business owners can leverage crowdfunding as an alternative finance option to start and grow their businesses. WHEN:         February… Read More

SBA Offers Webinar Series On Crowdfunding For Entrepreneurs

WHAT: The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a series of webinars in recognition of the seventh annual National Entrepreneurship Week.  The emphasis will be on how the next generation of small business owners can leverage crowdfunding as an alternative finance option to start and… Read More

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