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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7 November 2015

Investment Options to Diversify Your Portfolio




The key to successful investing is having a well-diversified portfolio because a variety of investments will help you manage volatility. A portfolio is often made up of three main investment categories: cash, stocks, and bonds. The percentage you allocate to each depends on your risk tolerance. If you’re looking for growth, then you’ll want to [...]
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