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StreetShares Blog - The Resource Center for Veteran Small Businesses

StreetShares Blog

The Resource Center for Veteran Small Businesses

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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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