Colorado Microfinance

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Industry Update/Event

Industry Update/Event

Come experience microfinance in action first hand at Denver Beer Co on Monday August 6th for Rocky Mountain MicroFinance Institute’s boot camp graduation. The event will take place from 6 – 8 p.m. at the one year old brewery (1695 Platte Street) and the Basic Kneads food truck will be serving up tasty pizza. They Keynote Speaker is Jon Schlegal, owner of Snooze an A.M. Eatery.

 

Microfinance works in rich countries too, EU says

The Guardian

Microfinance is not just for developing countries anymore and is increasingly being used by citizens in the EU. Over the past two years, the EU’s Progress Microfinancing Facility guaranteed about 5,000 microloans totaling 27 million euros to citizens.

Getting a Small Business Loan When the Bank Says No
TheStreet.com

One of the greatest barriers in the search for business capital on Main Street is the labor-intensive underwriting process used by banks. For small businesses, the waiting game can put a crimp on operations.

Microfinance’s Ascent in America

The Atlantic

Manhattan might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of micro-financing. However, the popular development economics tool is finding widespread applications in the United States.

This deal has ended….but still a great cause!!

Donate to Help Accion in Colorado Provide Small-Business Loans in Areas Affected by Wildfires!

Groupon
Accion is collecting donations of $10, $25, and $50 to help Accion Colorado-Colorado Springs provide financial and technical assistance to businesses in counties impacted by the recent devastating wildfires.

Obama pushes new actions to help small businesses
By Tampa Bay Online

President Obama on Wednesday ordered new practices meant to help small firms by speeding up payments for federal contractors, cutting paperwork, and easing access to loans and tax credits.

Raising of resources is an ongoing exercise for us: SKS Microfinance

By Economic Times

In an interview with ET Now, PH Ravikumar of SKS Microfinance Ltd, talks about their fundraising target as well as the targets for credit and disbursement growth.

Underbanked could be pulled in by mobile apps

By Sean Albert

Short term lending companies may have to consider advertising campaigns or offer new features or benefits on their loans, as traditional banks are trying to woo 

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