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SYNCHRONY AWARDS MORE THAN $200K IN GRANTS TO SMALL BUSINESSES AS PART OF PILLARS PROJECT

Synchrony | November 07, 2022

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Synchrony, a premier consumer financial services company, today announced 21 winners of the Synchrony Pillars Project Grants (#Pillars). Launched in 2016, Synchrony's small business grant program has honored entrepreneurial retail owners and health and wellness providers who have risen above in times of change. This year the company will help small businesses address digital transformation through a total of $210,000 in grant awards. Each grant recipient receives $10,000 and consulting servi...

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INPERIUM RELEASES PUBLIC BETA OF AI-POWERED CLOUD BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEM FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE ENTERPRISES

Inperium | December 16, 2020

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Inperium, a main supplier of client engagement and cloud interchanges answers for small and medium-size enterprises, today released the public beta of Inperium Talk, a cloud business telephone framework controlled by computerized reasoning (AI). Inperium as of late entered the business power mechanization (SFA) market with Inperium Sell, a CRM that is now exhibiting quick reception; presently the organization has likewise solidly situated itself in the bound together correspondences as a help (U...

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LATINX AND UNDOCUMENTED BUSINESSES OWNERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19 GET MORE DEBT FUNDING FROM CAMINO FINANCIAL

Camino Financial | July 28, 2020

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Camino Financial, a Fintech that provides affordable loans to small businesses, announced raising debt funding to lend to underserved Latinx- and Undocumented-owned businesses in Colorado. The debt funding will come from San Francisco-based impact investor, Community Investment Management (CIM). "As we approach the end of the PPP loan program, we're seeing the majority of the funds disproportionally left behind black- and brown-owned businesses," said Sean Salas CEO of Camino...

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SMALL BUSINESS LOAN APPROVAL RATES AT BANKS FELL AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER 2020: BIZ2CREDIT SMALL BUSINESS LENDING INDEX™

Biz2Credit | October 06, 2020

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Small business loan approval percentages at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dropped slightly from 13.6% in August to 13.5% in September, indicative of the struggles that small businesses are facing, according to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ released today. The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index figures do not reflect approval of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans approved by the SBA and the Treasury. PPP lending ended on August 8 after providing nearly 5...

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SYNCHRONY AWARDS MORE THAN $200K IN GRANTS TO SMALL BUSINESSES AS PART OF PILLARS PROJECT

Synchrony | November 07, 2022

Synchrony, a premier consumer financial services company, today announced 21 winners of the Synchrony Pillars Project Grants (#Pillars). Launched in 2016, Synchrony's small business grant program has honored entrepreneurial retail owners and health and wellness providers who have risen above in times of change. This year the company will help small businesses address digital transformation through a total of $210,000 in grant awards. Each grant recipient receives $10,000 and consulting servi...

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INPERIUM RELEASES PUBLIC BETA OF AI-POWERED CLOUD BUSINESS PHONE SYSTEM FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZE ENTERPRISES

Inperium | December 16, 2020

Inperium, a main supplier of client engagement and cloud interchanges answers for small and medium-size enterprises, today released the public beta of Inperium Talk, a cloud business telephone framework controlled by computerized reasoning (AI). Inperium as of late entered the business power mechanization (SFA) market with Inperium Sell, a CRM that is now exhibiting quick reception; presently the organization has likewise solidly situated itself in the bound together correspondences as a help (U...

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LATINX AND UNDOCUMENTED BUSINESSES OWNERS AFFECTED BY COVID-19 GET MORE DEBT FUNDING FROM CAMINO FINANCIAL

Camino Financial | July 28, 2020

Camino Financial, a Fintech that provides affordable loans to small businesses, announced raising debt funding to lend to underserved Latinx- and Undocumented-owned businesses in Colorado. The debt funding will come from San Francisco-based impact investor, Community Investment Management (CIM). "As we approach the end of the PPP loan program, we're seeing the majority of the funds disproportionally left behind black- and brown-owned businesses," said Sean Salas CEO of Camino...

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SMALL BUSINESS LOAN APPROVAL RATES AT BANKS FELL AGAIN IN SEPTEMBER 2020: BIZ2CREDIT SMALL BUSINESS LENDING INDEX™

Biz2Credit | October 06, 2020

Small business loan approval percentages at big banks ($10 billion+ in assets) dropped slightly from 13.6% in August to 13.5% in September, indicative of the struggles that small businesses are facing, according to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index™ released today. The Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index figures do not reflect approval of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans approved by the SBA and the Treasury. PPP lending ended on August 8 after providing nearly 5...

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