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Earn 5% Interest While Helping Veteran Small Business

By StreetShares on April 19, 2017

Did you know that you can invest in small business loans even if you’re a ‘little guy’ retail investor? It’s true, you can.

Individual retail investors can back the small business loans we fund at Streetshares. Our investment product, called Veteran Business Bonds1, is open to retail investors thanks to our Regulation A+ offering, which is approved by the SEC.

StreetShares is the only company that allows unaccredited investors to invest in loans that help small businesses. You don’t have to be a veteran either. Any individual investor in the United States can participate.

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3 Reasons to Invest in American Small Businesses

By StreetShares on February 14, 2017

From the earliest days of our country, small businesses were the backbone of the American economy. Investments were made locally through the informal networks of investors and merchants. Industries were built and regions prospered through locals investing, buying and trading with the companies they believed in. But we don’t live in colonial times any longer. We can still support the business owners and entrepreneurs who provide great services and quality products and there are plenty in our own backyards. What if we committed to supporting small businesses? What if we committed to keeping money in our local economies that would help create more jobs, cut down on packaging and transportation waste, and put working capital back into the hands of Main Street America?

Here’s three reasons why you should consider supporting small businesses:

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Investing in StreetShares Means Investing in Veteran Small Business

By StreetShares on January 12, 2017

As a peer-to-peer lender, we fund veteran small businesses with small business loans and lines of credit that are backed by investors who support veterans. Here's the story of one of our many veteran investors who proudly supports veteran-owned small businesses. Furthermore, his member username is ISupportVets. He explains why he invests in businesses on StreetShares, as written in his own words.

What is the significance behind your username “ISupportVets”?  

The ISupportVets username accurately describes the primary reason that I invest as a StreetShares Pro member, because I do support veterans. I assist veterans through several organizations and see StreetShares as another way to support them. I really like being able to give veterans a hand up by promoting their veteran owned small businesses.

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Mission: Retirement & Your Financial Allies [INFOGRAPHIC]

Attention all military members and veterans: assess your retirement plan for your 2017 New Year’s Resolutions. You served our country. You deserve to able to retire in it. Do not do yourself a disservice.

Like any military mission, planning for “Mission: Retirement” should include a sound strategy and a clear definition as to what success looks like.

Sure, saving as much money as possible seems to make sense. But, how much will you need? And what are some ways to grow your money? What is hand-to-hand combat like on the financial battlefield so you’ll be ready when the time comes?

While no short blog article can cover all that in major details, what follows below is an understanding of “Mission: Retirement” and financial allies that can help any military member or veteran as well any spouses or family members in between.

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StreetShares Receives Historic SEC Approval: Military Community Given First Access to New Investment Securities

By StreetShares on March 15, 2016

WASHINGTON, March 15, 2016 -- StreetShares, a Washington, D.C.-area small business lender, has become the first lender in the country to be qualified by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to use funds from public investors to back loans to small businesses. StreetShares will use this qualification to scale its small business funding community. StreetShares will initially offer the new securities to American military members, veterans, and their families.

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Building Your Personal Brand: A Quick Guide for Small Business Owners

By StreetShares on December 10, 2015

Let’s face it—we’d all much rather conduct business with real, genuine people over corporations or large companies. That’s good news for you as a small business owner, because—almost by default—small businesses already have a personal touch. But you know what can make that personal touch even more powerful? Building a personal brand for you as a small business owner.

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15 Key Terms to Know When Choosing a Business Loan

By StreetShares on September 24, 2015

By Madhur Grover

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4 Things to Do Before Applying for a Business Loan

By StreetShares on July 29, 2015

By Mike Bryant

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Small Biz Tips #2: Finance Advice

By StreetShares on July 21, 2015

When you’re running your own business, you have to wear many hats. When it comes to finance and economics, we recommend checking out Khanacademy.org, which offers video tutorials and classes that enable folks to study any topic at their own pace. Plus, it’s free.

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StreetShares Secures $200M for Veteran-owned Small Businesses

By StreetShares on March 11, 2015

Originally published March 11 on PRNewswire

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