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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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Borrower Story — ChocoSol

It’s an experience walking into the ChocoSol store, at 1131 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto. Filled with a large variety of chocolate on display, enticing aromas, bright happy imagery, and smiling employees — wholly contributing to the feeling of community and warmth. Michael Sacco, founder of ChocoSol and talented storyteller has created the ultimate masterpiece …

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How to Properly Analyze Businesses Before Investing

Before investing in a business, you’ll need to do a little bit of homework, analyze the business, 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. Business Sales A business that’s …

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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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Lending Loop: The New Online Marketplace For Canadians

Now there’s a better way to borrow and a smarter way to lend. With the launch of Lending Loop, middle-class Canadians can grow their personal wealth by lending to the small businesses at the heart of their community and across Canada. Traditionally, Canadians have had little choice when it comes to investing their money. Purchasing …

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Startup bringing peer-to-peer lending to Canada this fall

The Globe and Mail | Clare O’Hara | September 10, 2015 Canada’s first peer-to-peer lending platform is set to launch this fall allowing Canadian investors the opportunity to fund small local business ventures. Peer-to-peer lending has been a controversial issue within the Canadian marketplace, with many providers opening their platforms only to institutional and accredited …

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Lending Loop Launches Online Business Lending Marketplace on Back of Seed Funding

TORONTO, June 11, 2015, /CNW/ – Lending Loop has opened its doors to businesses across Canada, aiming to be the first Canadian platform that connects businesses seeking capital with Canadian lenders. The financial technology start-up received its first round of financing from the Kirsh Group, and intends on using the seed capital to kick-start a Canadian peer-to-peer lending marketplace. …

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