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StreetShares Co-founders Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2018 National Finalists
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By StreetShares on November 13, 2018

We’re excited to share the news that Mark L. Rockefeller and Mickey Konson of StreetShares
have been selected as national finalists in the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 program! They were selected as one of four finalists (out of 23 regional winners) in the financial services category. As the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs, Entrepreneur Of The Year has been at the forefront of identifying mold-breaking business leaders for more than 30 years. The program has honored the inspirational leadership of such entrepreneurs as Howard Schultz of Starbucks Coffee Company, John Mackey of Whole Foods Market Inc., Pierre Omidyar of eBay, Inc., Reid Hoffman and Jeff Weiner of LinkedIn Corporation and Mindy Grossman of HSN, Inc. We're honored to be recognized alongside so many incredible entrepreneurs!

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Happy Veterans Day From The Veterans Of StreetShares!
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By StreetShares on November 9, 2018

We sat down with some of the veterans of StreetShares to talk about the significance of Veterans Day, what its like working with so many different branches in one place, what advice they have for those who are currently transitioning out of the military, and more! Watch the video series after the cut:

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Veteran Small Business Success Story: Building Momentum
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By StreetShares on November 9, 2018

"I won this contract, and it was like 300k of 3D printers and laser cutters right out the door. And I looked at my bank account and I was like, 'That's not a thing.'" 

Does that sentiment sound familiar? If so, you're in great company- like Brad Halsey of Building Momentum. On a recent visit to our office, Brad told us all about how StreetShares helped his company out of a tight spot with a government contract, and how business financing set him up for success and growth from there.

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Is it Risky to Invest in Veteran Entrepreneurs?
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By StreetShares on November 6, 2018

You don't have to tell us twice that veterans make amazing entrepreneurs- but is it risky to invest in the military veteran community? StreetShares CEO Mark L. Rockefeller recently shared a powerful anecdote from the early days of StreetShares that illuminates the power of the veteran community- and reminds us that we still have a long way to go in fighting unfair prejudice and stereotypes.

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You Gotta Spend Money to Make Money: The Impact of Investing in Business Technology
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By StreetShares on October 25, 2018

Just like accounting and legal services, technology has become an essential component of all businesses today. But just like those services, the cost can leave small business owners with sticker shock. Adopting tech can also present your business with the added challenge of keeping up and staying current as technology changes, improves, and becomes obsolete. You might be ready to break out your ledger books and adding machine and go at it the old-fashioned way, but as a business owner, you first need to understand the benefits associated with adopting new technology. Here are just a few!

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What Separates Top Government Contractors From the Rest?
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By StreetShares on October 24, 2018

Are you looking for a way to expand your business? Government contracts can be very lucrative, offering exposure and the potential for future work. However, they can also be complex to navigate and it helps to know the lay of the land before you start. Let's walk through the best tips from top government contractors that you should know before submitting your first bid. 

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Calling Small Business Owners!
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By StreetShares on October 2, 2018

 

StreetShares is very excited to work with USAA to provide a pilot program that gives their members access to small business loans. Both organizations share the same commitment to the military and veteran community so our goals are very much aligned. Through this pilot program, USAA members are eligible for discounted origination fees, helping to lower costs. In the U.S. there are nearly 3 million U.S. veterans who own small businesses, so USAA and Street Shares working together makes perfect sense. We look forward to helping USAA members grow their businesses and achieve their dreams.

Learn more on USAA.com here.

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What’s the Difference Between a “Hard” and a “Soft” Credit Inquiry?
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By StreetShares on September 14, 2018

If you’ve been exploring your options for small business funding- or any other debt-based financial product- you’ve probably heard the terms “soft” and “hard” thrown around when referring to credit inquiries. What’s the difference between the two, and how do they affect your personal credit score?

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And the Winners Are...
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By StreetShares on August 30, 2018

Congrats to the winners of the food & beverage edition of the StreetShares Foundation Veteran Small Business Award! These finalists will receive a trip to Orlando to pitch their business live at the Military Influencer's Conference, where first, second, and third place will be determined. Without further ado, the winners are....

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We've Moved! StreetShares Relocating Headquarters to Accommodate Growth
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By StreetShares on August 15, 2018

StreetShares Inc., the mission-driven financial technology startup, announces the relocation of its National Capital Region headquarters to 1900 Campus Commons Drive #200 in Reston, Virginia 20191.

From January 2018 to August 2018, StreetShares doubled the size of its workforce and additional hires are planned. To accommodate this growth, StreetShares is expanding its footprint by more than four times, to more than 10,300 square feet at its new location. The company began in a residential basement, before spending the past 4 years in Isaac Newton Square in Reston.

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