Heard on the Street: New Lending-as-a-Service offering, testing a small biz initiative at Google, and considering Amazon as a friend to small biz

By September 23, 2019 Heard on the Street

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

StreetShares is the Latest Fintech to Launch a Lending-as-a-Service Offering: StreetShares is targeting the vast majority of banks which do not currently offer a complete digital small business lending solution

Google’s Portland Office Tests Small Business Initiative: Google’s downtown Portland office is hosting an experimental project aimed at creating an online forum for entrepreneurs and business owners.

Amazon: Small Business Friend or Foe?: Since its inception in 1994, Amazon.com has grown from a small online bookseller to an online retail juggernaut. It’s a ubiquitous part of the American business landscape, and that can either work for or against a small business owner.

Inspiring speeches on diversity, equal pay rule Emmy night:Some winner’s at this year’s Emmy’s used their speeches to talk about lessons of empowerment, including the importance of equal pay for women, and better treatment of transgender people.