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Former SEC Commissioner Troy A. Paredes Joins StreetShares Board of Advisors
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By StreetShares on November 17, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – November 17, 2015 - Small business marketplace lender StreetShares today announced the appointment of Troy A. Paredes to its Board of Advisors, effective immediately. He joins former Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, General George Casey, former Deputy Director of the CFPB, Raj Date, and SoFi founding team member, Pete Hartigan, on the Board of Advisors.

From 2008 until 2013, Mr. Paredes served as a Commissioner of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), having been appointed by President George W. Bush. At the SEC, Mr. Paredes was an advocate for small business and for simplifying the complexities of securities law.

"StreetShares offers an innovative funding solution for small business owners," Mr. Paredes said. "I believe the StreetShares vision for small business lending can lead the industry going forward. I'm excited about joining the team in their efforts."

Mr. Paredes is the founder of Paredes Strategies LLC.  He also is currently the Distinguished Policy Fellow and Lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School. He is the author of numerous academic articles and is a co-author (beginning with the 4th edition) of a multi-volume securities regulation treatise with Louis Loss and Joel Seligman.

"We are thrilled and honored to have Troy join the StreetShares team," said StreetShares CEO Mark L. Rockefeller. "His depth of experience will add valuable insight and perspective to our Board of Advisors. And his belief in America's small businesses is perfectly aligned with StreetShares' mission. It's a great fit."

Prior to being appointed SEC Commissioner, Mr. Paredes was a professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis and a professor of business (by courtesy) at Washington University's Olin Business School.

Mr. Paredes holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of California, Berkeley and earned his J.D. from Yale Law School.

StreetShares is a Peer-to-Peer (P2P) small business marketplace lender that connects small business owners with loans backed by qualified retail and institutional investors. Those investors compete in an online auction to fund portions of the requested loan, with StreetShares then combining the lowest bids into a single small business loan. While open to all small business owners, StreetShares is veteran-owned and has a particular focus on funding veteran-owned small businesses.

 

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What Veterans Day Means to StreetShares' Veterans
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By Tom Boettner, Director of Marketing on November 11, 2015

Happy Veterans Day from StreetShares! Today provides a great opportunity to reflect on the service and sacrifices that Veterans have made for our country.

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5 Ways to Prepare Your Small Business for the Holidays
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By StreetShares on November 10, 2015

There’s a freshness and crispness in the air that’s unmistakable. It can only mean one thing—the holidays are just around the corner. November and December can be the busiest months of the year for small businesses—especially retail businesses—which is why there is no time like the present to prepare. Here are five ways to help you stay on track during the holidays:

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It's Official: StreetShares Leads DC Tech Startups In Culture and Talent
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By Jeff Townsend on November 6, 2015

STREETSHARES’ CHRIS MCPEEK VOTED BEST TECHNOLOGY MANAGER IN DC

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The Difference Between a Grant and a Loan, and How This Effects Your Business
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By StreetShares on November 4, 2015

Congratulations, you’ve decided to grow your small business! Now all you need is financial assistance to get things off the ground for your big project, new hires, holiday inventory or product launch. Small business loans and grants provide great opportunities to make those things happen. Whether your small business has been around for a while or you’re just getting started, we can help you navigate the differences between grants and loans so you can find the ideal funding solution:

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Happy Veterans Month from StreetShares
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By Tom Boettner, Director of Marketing on November 2, 2015

STREETSHARES ANNOUNCES “VETERANS MONTH”

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Ask a Vetrepreneur: Article 10
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By StreetShares on November 2, 2015

This column is designed to give sound advice on entrepreneurship and business ownership to veteran entrepreneurs and their families.

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Ask a Vetrepreneur: Article 9
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By StreetShares on October 26, 2015

This column is designed to give sound advice on entrepreneurship and business ownership to veteran entrepreneurs and their families.  

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Secured or Unsecured? That is the Question: Choosing the Right Loan Option for You
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By StreetShares on October 22, 2015

If you’re thinking about taking out a small business loan, chances are secured and unsecured loan options keep popping up. What’s the difference between the two? How can you know which one is right for your business? It depends - the best way to determine if a secured or unsecured loan is right for you is to understand the differences between the two, and the pros and cons of each:

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5 Easy Ways to Jumpstart Small Business PR
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By StreetShares on October 21, 2015

Public Relations can seem like a black box—most of us are not 100% sure how to effectively use it to promote our small businesses, and nine times out 10, we don’t see the fruit of our efforts. So how can your small business adopt some simple PR practices now to help cultivate media relationships, build a positive business image and hopefully land some earned media coverage? Here are five easy ways to jumpstart your efforts:

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