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How to Boost U.S. Small Business Lending? Look to the UK

The following piece by me ran today in Ideas Lab: http://www.ideaslaboratory.com/post/104665004574/boosting-small-business-lending-look-to-the-u-k After a recent public consultation with the business community and financial services industry, the U.K. government has decided to enact a law that requires large lenders to share information with … Continue reading

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How Big Data Streamlines Globalization

At 3:30am one May morning in 2011 in California, Tony Prophet, senior vice president for operations at Hewlett-Packard, was awakened and told that an earthquake and tsunami had struck Japan, a vital supplier of parts and equipment for major industries … Continue reading

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Emerging U.S. Export Engine: Trends in Small Business Exports

The Census Bureau has released new data on the profile of U.S. exporters. Business data has its lags, and these latest data are preliminary estimates for 2012. What they reveal is the critical importance of small and mid-size enterprises (SMEs), companies with … Continue reading

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Trading Up: Being Small and Going Global – Ideas Lab

Trading Up: Being Small and Going Global – Ideas Lab.

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