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

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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The True Cost of Financing from Alternative Lenders

If you need access to quick working capital, your best bet is to turn to Alternative Lenders. Small business owners can easily work with online lenders to access a variety of business financing. This post will outline the types of alternative lenders currently operating in the Canadian market, their advantages and disadvantages, and how much …

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3 Ways to Start Planning Now for the Ontario Minimum Wage Increase

If you haven’t heard about the minimum wage hike in Ontario, you haven’t heard about the biggest wage hike in the province’s history. By January 1st 2018, the minimum wage is planned to go up to $14, and by Jan 1, 2019, $15. It’s at $11.40 today, which means over the next 2 years the …

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