Entrepreneurs who build businesses in smaller cities and in low-income communities often don’t have the personal credit profile or assets to access the capital they need from banks and investment firms to grow their companies. Our CEO and Chairman, Chat Reynders, recently spoke with Barron’s about a model to fill that funding gap for underserved business owners in the U.S. through revenue-based financing.
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