24 April 2017

Small Business Financing in Canada – Part 1




It’s hard to keep track of the many options for financing a business. We often hear business owners and entrepreneurs asking what type of financing is available in Canada – and which one is most suited to their needs? We wanted to help provide some clarity into the options that are out there. The environment […]

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20 May 2016

Sales and Marketing is the most challenging business function for Canadian business owners, study says




At Lending Loop, we're focused on helping Small and Mid-sized Canadian Businesses (SMEs) grow. Small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. In fact, SME’s account for over 99% of the total 1.1 million employer businesses operating in Canada and employ nearly 90% of Canada’s private sector workforce. While running a business can be incredibly [...]
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22 February 2016

How P2P Lending Works




Traditionally, when a company or a person wanted a loan, they would often go to the only place where they could get one: the bank. But now there’s another option called peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. P2P lending started about a decade ago and came to Canada only recently. Companies like Lending Loop act as an intermediary [...]
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26 January 2016

How to Properly Analyze Businesses




Before investing in a business, you’ll need to do a little bit of homework and determine its financial position. While this task may seem daunting, it’s actually quite easy. There are four things you should pay attention to most: sales, earnings, operating expenses, and assets and liabilities. Sales A business that’s able to grow its [...]
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