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Jaffee and REDC to Host Event for Minority and Women Businesses at RCC May 15th

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Assemblymember Ellen C. Jaffee, along with the Rockland Economic Development Corporation’s Procurement Technical Assistance Center (REDC PTAC), Empire State Development Division of Minority and Women Business and SUNY Rockland Community College, is hosting a mini-matchmaker event on May 15, 2014 to provide the opportunity for  (MWBE) minority and women-owned small business owners to discuss potential contracting opportunities face-to-face and meet with the procurement and companies’ Diversity officers to discuss access to possible subcontracts. To register for the event, please visit:  http://redc.ecenterdirect.com/Conferences.action   and look for Mini Matchmaker. For more information, please contact: Lauren Heafy, Constituent Service Manager at heafyl@assembly.state.ny.us or by phone, (845) 624-4601.

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Software That Helps Small Businesses Ship Like Amazon

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By EILENE ZIMMERMAN The New York Times In his spare time two years ago, Jarrett Streebin operated a gift-card reselling business that required his customers to send their gift cards to him. He wanted to give them preprinted, prepaid shipping labels to make the process easy, but it proved more complicated and took longer than he expected. That’s because trying to integrate with carriers like the United States Postal Service or U.P.S. required an A.P.I. key — a code used to gain access to an application program interface. Getting that code, he said, required time and paperwork because helping small businesses integrate…

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Who Needs Banks? PayPal and Lending Club Want to Make Small Business Loans

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Bloomberg Businessweek Lots of companies have tried to use technology to improve small business lending with data, collecting information about merchants from their social media profiles, online accounting software, and reviews to help lenders decide whether to make loans. Alternative companies such as OnDeck and Kabbage have succeeded at increasing loan volumes and speeding approval times. But their loans usually cost more than bank loans or credit cards—sometimes much more. Lending Club and PayPal are now betting that the high-tech approach can also bring borrowing costs down for Main Street businesses that don’t qualify for bank loans. Lending Club, the peer-to-peer lender…

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