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Free Online Service Matches Small Businesses With Lenders

An art school uses an online lending matchmaker to find capital.
Source: Olya Losina

When the economy tanked around 2008, enrollment in Olya Losina's fledgling art school began to wane. Marketing the to a new crop of students required cash the painter and her husband/business partner, Bill Beatty, didn't have. So in late 2011 they created a profile on , a free online service that matches small businesses with lenders. Within minutes, they had a customized list of

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