Getting small business loans can be difficult, particularly in today’s economic climate. But in recent years, some new options have completely changed the way some businesses go after financing. And this week, Google and Lending Club unveiled another option for small businesses seeking capital. Read about this and other small business news from the past week, in our weekly Small Business Trends news and information roundup.
Google and Lending Club Kick Off New Business Loan Program
Google Partners now have a new source from which to get some extra capital.
Since mid January, fighting between the Ukrainian military and Russian-backed rebels in Eastern Ukraine has escalated. Dozens of civilians have died due to the heavy shelling. The rebels of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DNR) have been attacking Ukrainian Army positions in an effort to reach the city of Sloviansk. In this dispatch, VICE News travels to the Ukrainian Army’s front lines in the village of Kodema to see how soldiers there, clad in German and British gear that has been donated to them, are preparing for the much talked-about DNR offensive. We also visit the Ukrainian-controlled mining town of Dzerzhynsk to see firsthand what effects the fighting between the two sides has had on the local population. Watch “Trapped by Artillery Fire: Russian Roulette (Dispatch 88)” – http://bit.ly/1zoiCuY In Photos: Civilians Are Trapped and Pounded by Artillery on the Eastern Ukraine Front – http://bit.ly/1JWdYJ7 Read “Eastern Ukraine Is Slipping Back Into All-Out War” – http://bit.ly/164xIeC Subscribe to VICE News here: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE-News Check out VICE News for more: http://vicenews.com Follow VICE News here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vicenews Twitter: https://twitter.com/vicenews Tumblr: http://vicenews.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/vicenews More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideos
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Considering starting a crowdfunding campaign? You’ll need to know the best ways to promote it. That means knowing the best times to do so. Luckily, Kickstarter just released some insights from its 2014 campaigns, The Year in Kickstarter, that reveal the days and times when people were most likely to donate.
The site found that people were generally more inclined to donate during work hours. But the most popular day of the week was Wednesday, followed by Thursday and Tuesday. And in terms of timing, the hours between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The Super Bowl is as much about the advertising as it is about the game.
That’s nothing groundbreaking but this year’s game will have a new wrinkle.
Facebook is planning to sell ads in real time during the game. According to a report from The Toronto Sun, the social media site will be selling ads on-the-spot to its customers.
Facebook Super Bowl ads that are sold will be based on what Facebook users share during the Super Bowl.