Lending Loop

Lending Loop™, Canada's first fully regulated peer-to-peer lending platform focused on small business.

Business Core Values: Why Are They Important?

Your business core values or “corporate values” has been a buzz-term thrown around in business literature for many years. So, what are they? Are they important? Yes – the idea of corporate values has been diluted in recent years to include almost every virtue under the sun, but it’s important to find your specific company’s …

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Merchant Cash Advance vs. Small Business Loan: What’s the Difference?

There are various types of business loans that help businesses purchase equipment, expand operations, deal with seasonal issues, and more. The two most common types of business loans that are generally used for working capital are Merchant Cash Advance a Small Business Loan. Both provide fast access to capital, and approximately the same amount of …

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How and When to Hire New Talent For Your Small Business

In Canada, it is estimated that 87% of all jobs created in the last 10 years are hired by small-medium business enterprises across various industries. Small business owners fuel employment in Canada, but it raises the question – when and who should I hire? It may be time to hire employees if you are experiencing …

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A Dollar at Amazon vs. a Dollar at a Small Business

Today, large international corporations such as Amazon are able to provide low-priced goods shipped quickly across North America. However, most people don’t consider the local effects of this retail giant, including direct and indirect impacts on local communities and businesses. In this article, we will discuss five reasons you should consider buying from local business …

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6 Time Management Tips For Small Business Owners

Time is the most valuable resource in growing your small business. Unfortunately, a lot of business owners struggle with time management. They try to accomplish so much in a short amount of time that it affects their productivity and results in mental burnout. And that’s why good time management is important. Not only will it …

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