Topics Under Tag: "Opportunity Fund"

Can a Borrowers’ Bill of Rights Tame The Wild West of Online Lending?

Amy Cortese | August 6, 2015

Online lending has offered a lifeline to many small business owners that can’t get a bank loan. For others, it’s been a murky gateway into an escalating cycle of debt. The problem is, it can be hard to tell good online lenders from the bad. To a busy entrepreneur, the web sites look similar and […]

From Cupcake Wars to Borrowing Battles: Two Entrepreneurs Learn a Lesson About Online Lending

Amy Cortese | May 26, 2015

Three years ago, Catarah Coleman and Shoneji Robison—the “Dessert Divas” behind Southern Girl Desserts—were riding high. After several years of running the operation out of their homes and shared commercial kitchen and retail space, they were invited to open their own 1500-square foot shop in a Los Angeles mall, where they could sell their southern-inspired […]