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Happy Veteran’s Day!
Thank you to all who have served in the nation’s armed forces. Did you know that veteran-owned small businesses employ over 5.5 million people in the United States? For more, check out Nerd Wallet’s resources and grants for veterans in small business.

P2P Lending Is Profitable, Even in a Recession
Poise Lending’s Val Katayev pens this great read on the evolution of marketplace lending, his experience in the industry, and the growing asset class “yet to be found by the masses.”

The Uberization of Money
(The Wall Street Journal)
The Wall Street Journal puts the financial landscape under the proverbial microscope, examining the changes in the industry, the many new funding options for small businesses and consumers, and the trends shaping capital right now.

Small Business Lending in the US & UK (Deck)
(Crowdfund Insider)
Did you know that small firms in the United States create 2/3 of the net jobs (65% in the UK)? Karen Mills, former Adminstrator of the Small Business Administration and current Senior Fellow at Harvard University, presented her findings on the state of marketplace lending at LendIt Europe – and what she found out may surprise you. Check out the full deck from LendIt on Crowdfund Insider.

American Banker’s Marketplace Lending + Investing

Team Marketing on hand at the Herio booth. Photo Credit: Sean Murray, deBanked

Team Marketing on hand at the Herio booth. Photo Credit: Sean Murray, deBanked

Team Herio had a blast at the Marketplace Lending + Investing Conference at the New York Hilton Midtown, hosted by American Banker. We had a fantastic time attending the interesting talks, meeting new partners, and making new connections.

Unable to attend the conference? Check out deBanked’s great coverage of the panels, the attendees, and the major trends that emerged.

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