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New Boost for Small Business Loans

The U.S. Treasury Department has been trying convince more banks to increase lending to small businesses. The Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) program has led to an increase in small business loans for the seventh straight quarter.

Small Business Hiring Shows Growth

Small-business owners who have been considering taking out a loan so they can afford to set up a payroll may want to begin the process now, as recent indexes show organizations are starting to feel comfortable enough to hire again.