small businesses

  • Zenreach raises $30 million; Peter Thiel joins board

    Zenreach raises $30 million; Peter Thiel joins board

    If you’ve used free wi-fi in San Francisco, there’s a good chance you’ve used Zenreach and just don’t know it yet. The company, until now, has flown largely under the radar, because they wanted to amp up their business quietly for competitive reasons. And they’re finally ready to announce themselves and their new $30 million Series B funding. (Their previous… Read More

  • Comcast business phone service is down and small businesses are freaking out

    Comcast business phone service is down and small businesses are freaking out

    Comcast’s business phone service seems to be having a huge nationwide outage. While the company acknowledged that some customers may be experiencing problems with phone service, the issue seems to be pretty widespread, with reported outages in dozens of cities across the country. Apparently inbound and outbound calls are either not being completed at all, or are met with a… Read More

  • How Silicon Valley can put local businesses back on the map Crunch Network

    How Silicon Valley can put local businesses back on the map

    I come from a small-business family. My mom has owned three small businesses; most recently, a medical clinic in the South Bay. But it was in her first business, a Chinese restaurant outside Chicago, where I saw firsthand the challenges facing small-business owners. Unfortunately, for most of its life, Silicon Valley has failed to address this critical segment of the economy. Read More

  • With New Funding In Tow, Lendio And Creditera Are Helping Small Businesses Secure Loans And Avoid Bad Credit

    With New Funding In Tow, Lendio And Creditera Are Helping Small Businesses Secure Loans And Avoid Bad Credit

    Brock Blake and Levi King have founded more than six companies between them. Over the course of their various entrepreneurial endeavors, like many other small business owners entrepreneurs, Blake and King applied for dozens of business loans — and received dozens of rejections. When they did receive approvals, they usually came with terms, rates or amounts that made the loan more of a… Read More