Derik Sutton
May 6, 2020

Small business relief programs have held bankers’ undivided attention lately. What was once considered a largely underserved segment in the financial industry is now at center stage. Businesses are relying on their banks now more than ever before to provide the relevant financial tools that they need to survive. But the responsibility does not end with lending. […]

Thousands of small businesses emerge nationwide every day.

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The banking industry is in the midst of another good run.

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A small business owner doesn’t want to wait weeks for a decision—and today, they know they don’t have to.

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Bank marketing is no longer just a matter of pushing credit via traditional advertising.

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It’s no secret that small business loans historically offer small profit; in fact, there is little economic difference in funding a $100,000 loan versus a $1 million loan.

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Although small businesses have generated two-thirds of the economic growth in the United States since 1995, few financial institutions offer products or services built specifically to meet the needs of this vast and potentially profitable segment.

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Over the past year, the alternative lending industry has taken several steps forward and, then, a big leap backward.

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Microbusinesses, defined as firms with annual revenues of less than $1 million, constitute 90% of all businesses and thus represent a significant opportunity for banks.

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“Why should we bother with small businesses? Your own numbers say most banks lose money from small business loans.

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In recent years, many banks have made significant investments in the commercial business to drive growth and to deepen customer relationships.

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