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Prosper.com Roundup – Small Business and the Economic Crisis

Small BusinessHello and good morning to all our readers. Welcome to another edition of the Prosper Roundup. We have lots in store for you today, including a large section for our small business entrepreneurs and for those looking to create their own start-up during this economic situation. Drop us a line when you’re through to tell us what worked for you!

Peer-to-Peer Lending:
• Business Network blogs tips peer to peer lending to have a bigger impact on financial services than file sharing has had on the music industry.

Stock Market and Banking Industry:
• What a tumultuous year – Market Watch says don’t panic and batten down the hatches.
• Wall Street Journal writes Wachovia talks snag over assets.
• Forbes focuses on some of the fastest-growing industries.
• Would split of Wachovia really work, asks the American Banker? (subscription)

Auto, Home, College:
• Tire Track blogs how to finance a car.
• CNN Money proclaims pending home sales rise.
• Students face steep lending curve announces Smart Money.

Small Business:
• Economy stalling your small business? Shift gears with these 4 tips from NYT.
• Kiplinger presents the Small Business Survival Guide.
• Business Week writes Starting a Business in a Downturn.
• Start your own ‘hot’ business says Hattiesburg American.
• Calgary Sun declares business success bolstered by planning.
• Check out the good and bad of unsecured business loans by Global Finance.
• There are three things you must have to have a chance at building a successful business says California Construction Loans.
• Los Angeles Times presents looking for loans in new places.

Prosper Gets Mentioned:
• CNN Money Special Report: America’s Money Crisis – Cash crunch: small businesses get creative
• Prosper.com in New York Times Small Biz Special Section – Likes Taking Risks, Profitable Returns
• New Age Borrowing: Peer to Peer Loans
• Prosper on US News & World Report Blog – Credit Crunch? Your Move, Peer Lending

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RateLadder is a Prosper lender and has been since July, 2006. He has a passion for p2p lending. He owns RateLadder — My Prosper.com Journey and other P2P Lending Adventures, P2P No Bank the P2P Blog Aggregate, and ProProsper — Professional Tools for Prosper Lenders featuring SQL access to Prosper data.

10/10/2008 by in Borrowers, Lenders, Personal Finance Education, Prosper News

Prosper Roundup – Bailouts and Business

Small BusinessThe collection of links this week comprises a list of reads for small businesses and those looking to start a small business. Several articles discuss investors and start-up money. Browse the other categories to read about lending, banking, and stocks.

Peer-to-Peer Lending:
• Learn how P2P lending’s popularity surges over at Seo(X)Factor.
• Tiny Crunch Newswire writes Washington Mutual Bites The Dust. Will The Financial Crisis Lead To An Increase In P2P Lending? What do you think?
• Building of Banks, by Lending Club, in which bank building sounds like Starbucks buildings.

Stocks and the Banking Industry:
• Forbes presents The Bailout: An Owner’s Manual.
• Fear Factor Slams Stocks says Yahoo! Money.
• Read Business Week’s article BofA to Lehman: Where’s Our Money?

Small Business:
• CNN Money writes about where you can find investors.
• Are You Ready to Start a Business? Try Small Business Administration’s tool to find out!
• Here are 3 Honest Ways to Raise Startup Money written by Entrepreneur.com
• New York Times’ asks Betting Your Retirement on Your Start-Up?
• US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship says SBA Administration Creates Roadblocks for Women-Owned Businesses.

Prosper Gets Mentioned:
• The Arizona Republic in stave off money panic by helping the needy.
• Looking for a loan? Try peer-to-peer network, at The Economic Times.
• The Wall Street Journal under Small Business Financing in how to cope with the credit crunch.
• Red Orbit with Web Communities for Money Management, Borrowing Gain Currency Net Gains.
• WCBSTV.com mentions Prosper in peer-to-peer lending growing in popularity on web.
• Get fast money in a slow economy by ABC’s Michael Finney.
• TV Commercial for Prosper Borrower and Lender at Bliptv.

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RateLadder is a Prosper lender and has been since July, 2006. He has a passion for p2p lending. He owns RateLadder — My Prosper.com Journey and other P2P Lending Adventures, P2P No Bank the P2P Blog Aggregate, and ProProsper — Professional Tools for Prosper Lenders featuring SQL access to Prosper data.

10/04/2008 by in Personal Finance Education, Prosper News

Weekly Roundup – Bottom-Feeders and the Banking Industry

BailoutWelcome to this latest edition of Prosper’s Weekly Roundup. The title for this week’s roundup comes from a Forbes headline. There’s a lot going on in the news! Be sure to check out the Stocks and Banking Industry section for more information.


Peer-to-Peer Lending:
• TNL.net presents fast pace look into the History of Currency. P2P Lending is thought to be the ‘uncurrency’ for the lack of a better word.
• Sredel.com muses on P2P Lending – Counter to the Sub-Prime Loan Crisis?
• Peer to Peer Lending and P2P Loans writes Peer to Peer Campaign Finance.

Home and Auto:
• Real Estate Lens discusses VA Loans in VA Home Improvement Loan.
• Business Week Debates the Mortgage Bailout.
• Market Watch presents Best used-car bang for your buck!

Stocks and the Banking Industry:
• Wealth Weekly writes Financial Markets- Just What Went Down Last Week.
• Forbes on Bottom-Feeding Billionaires.
• Seeking Alpha discusses EarthLink options in Making the Best of a Difficult Situation.
• Fix My Personal Finances blogs Chicken Little and the Money Market.
• Yahoo Finance on Largest U.S. bank failure ever.
• Smart Money writes about the bailout in One Baby Step at a Time.
• New York Times with Bailout Talks to Resume After Impasse.

Student Loans:
• Freedom Rocks talks about Federal Student Loans.
• FiLife says Have a Student Loan Question? We Have Answers!
• There are Many Different Kinds Of Student Loans! School Work ugh! goes into a few of them.
• Student Loan Online presents Student Loans Terminology.

Business:
• Blogging Stocks interviews Thomas O’Keefe owner of Bizak in so what are startups worth now?

Taxes and Politics:
• The Wall Street Journal gives a break down on how our taxes will fare under Obama, McCain.
• The Tax Lady Blog provides the Latest from the Candidates on 10 Important Economic Issues.

Prosper Gets Mentioned:
• Regina Lewis talks about P2P lending in Got Cash?
• Banktastics posts a video with a brief write up of market and p2p lending at The Burst – Discrimination & Wall Street (Ep. 34).
• Komo News in Two Quick Ways to Get Hard Cash.
• Small Biz Bee writes So You Need Some Money?

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RateLadder is a Prosper lender and has been since July, 2006. He has a passion for p2p lending. He owns RateLadder — My Prosper.com Journey and other P2P Lending Adventures, P2P No Bank the P2P Blog Aggregate, and ProProsper — Professional Tools for Prosper Lenders featuring SQL access to Prosper data.

09/26/2008 by in Borrowers, Lenders, Personal Finance Education, Prosper News

Prosper Weekly Roundup

FinanceWelcome to a new edition of the Prosper roundup. There are many stories this week to relate. The first section of this roundup is on the stock exchange and the banking industry. If you have had your head in the sand use these links as a way to dive headfirst into what’s going on in the economy. Also, before you get to the weekend reading links we would like to remind our Pennsylvania readers about this important notice.

Stocks and the Banking Industry:

Personal Loans:

Home and Auto Loans:

Small Business Entrepreneur:

Prosper Gets Mentioned:

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RateLadder is a Prosper lender and has been since July, 2006. He has a passion for p2p lending. He owns RateLadder — My Prosper.com Journey and other P2P Lending Adventures, P2P No Bank the P2P Blog Aggregate, and ProProsper — Professional Tools for Prosper Lenders featuring SQL access to Prosper data.

09/19/2008 by in Borrowers, Lenders, Prosper News

Prosper Weekly Roundup

Weekly Roundup - FinancesProsper roundup gets switched around! Easy to read categories are going to be our new way of organizing the roundup.

Categories may change from week to week, but overall the feel of the roundup will be the same.

Business Loans:
• SFGate posts an article this last Sunday on how right now it’s a hard time to get new credit. Article discusses housing loans in depth and briefly touches business and personal.
• Commercial Loans Source lists types of commercial loans and provides a succinct overview for beginners.

Mortgage Loans:
• Business Week says subprime mortgages–good luck getting one!
• The Consumerist blogs 12 confessions of a home mortgage collector is an article containing insider knowledge of the system and could help you out.

Student Loans:
• TheState.com writes this article, student loan availability squeezed, which explains how the nationwide credit crunch is affecting higher education.
• Continuing this point of view is Guampdn.com in student loan options shrinking and offers some excellent advice for those worried about paying this semester’s tuition.
• Check out 25 tips, ideas, resources for paying back student loans at Broke College Grad is a consolidated collection of blog articles for paying student loans in a variety of ways.

Small Business Entrepreneur:
Tips for small business startup by Wealth, Success, and Women is a nice little starter post. What tips would you add?
• These 7 lies that prevent Your Great Idea from becoming a Real Business by Internet Redux might sound like commonsense, but in reality more people than you know believe in them and never try.

P2P Lending:
• Money Crashers writes a scathing review in Richard Branson Makes It Easier To Borrow Money From Your Family. What are your thoughts on loaning money to friends and family?

Prosper Gets Mentioned:
• The Wall Street Journal Small Business Site lists Prosper in Four Sources of Alternative Funds
• At the Active Rain real estate blog Prosper Marketplace is written as an example of alternative funding a down payment for a mortgage extension.
• At Site Point in 5 ways to fund your web startup for online business funding.
• NBC Action News aired a segment on Peer-to-Peer Lending
• KGBT4 features Prosper in their Show Me the Money Segment: Personal Loans
• Barron’s article feature Web Lenders See Opportunity in Bank’s Woes
More Prime Borrowers at Prosper Site in American banker (subscription required)

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RateLadder is a Prosper lender and has been since July, 2006. He has a passion for p2p lending. He owns RateLadder — My Prosper.com Journey and other P2P Lending Adventures, P2P No Bank the P2P Blog Aggregate, and ProProsper — Professional Tools for Prosper Lenders featuring SQL access to Prosper data.

09/12/2008 by in Borrowers, Lenders, Personal Finance Education, Prosper News

 

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