Heard on the Street: getting a business loan without good credit, loan funds joining forces, and more

By December 2, 2019 Heard on the Street

Heard on the Street – here’s what we were reading last week:

6 Ways to Help Get a Business Loan Without Good Credit: Charisse Conanan Johnson shares how getting a business loan with no questions asked is impossible, but certain types of loans can provide you financing options regardless of your credit score.

Small Loan Funds for Underserved Businesses Join Forces: With support from the Surdna Foundation, 20 loan funds recently convened to explore how they might find ways of working together to achieve some economies of scale while retaining their unique local lenses and identities.

When Venture Funding Becomes A Pipe Dream, Entrepreneurs Look To Loans: Capital is essential for small business growth, and based on a Lendio report released last month, more and more business owners are seeking out loans. Demand for small business loans increased 43% over the previous three-quarter average.

Design Justice for an Unjust World: Architecture overwhelmingly serves those with means and ignores the consequences of decisions for those without means, resulting in the collective disinheritance of historically marginalized communities. However, architecture can also challenge privilege and power.