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[press release] StreetShares Debuts Auto-Invest Feature for Retail Investors at FinovateEurope 2015

By StreetShares on February 10, 2015

LONDON, Feb. 10, 2015—StreetShares announced today at FinovateEurope 2015 the debut of the StreetShares Auto-invest feature which will enable retail investors to easily program their small business loan investments to make automatic bids according to their loan requirements and risk preferences.

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A Vision of Peace: The Story of Combat Flip Flops

By StreetShares on January 26, 2015

If you’ve never been to Afghanistan, it’s tough to understand the terrain, environment, and poverty of the country. It is heartbreaking to a degree. I went there with one mindset on my first deployment and I left with my view completely changed.

Meet Matthew “Griff” Griffin, former Army Ranger of the 75th Ranger Regiment. His experiences in Afghanistan, both from his time in the U.S. Army and his later return with a medical service and rescue company, led him to create his own business. Combat Flip Flops is focused on providing solutions for war-torn countries.

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More Than We Ever Anticipated: The Story of Robert Andrews Medical

By StreetShares on January 22, 2015

Halle and Andy Friedman, co-owners of Robert Andrews Laser & Medical Aesthetics, can’t count how many times they've looked at each other and said, “Oh my gosh, this is so much more than we ever anticipated.”

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Why Social Lending Makes Sense for Veteran-Owned Businesses

By StreetShares on January 9, 2015

1. Social lenders look beyond a credit score

The rigors of military service can take a toll on a credit score. As a result, veterans face unique challenges when looking for a business loan with lenders who only consider the numbers. But on an alternative social-lending marketplace, individual investors bid to back a portion of a loan to a business. Because individual investors set their own interest rate, they are able to consider any factor they wish. Other factors – such as the borrower’s “pitch,” group affiliation, business model, location, online presence, and customer reviews – are all important to social-lenders. This “whole picture” evaluation is beneficial to veteran-owned businesses.

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[infographic] Veteran Entrepreneurship: A Long, Proud Tradition

By StreetShares on December 4, 2014

Written by Mark Rockefeller

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[infographic] the who's who of peer-to-peer investing

By StreetShares on November 10, 2014

With many peer-to-peer (now called marketplace lending) platforms available, how does one know where to invest? Consider the following:

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[press release] streetshares launches "got your six" campaign for national veterans small business week

By StreetShares on November 4, 2014

Originally published Nov. 4, 2014 on PR Newswire

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The Military Approach to Pivoting Your Business

By StreetShares on October 21, 2014

The difference between a successful small business and a passing fad depends upon your willingness to evolve and explore innovative ways for your business to meet a market need.

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Content Marketing for Veterans

By StreetShares on October 15, 2014

According to the Content Marketing Institute, 85% of all companies in the U.S. use some form of content marketing as part of their overall marketing strategy. So what exactly is content marketing and why should it matter to you as a veteran small business owner?

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