Boosting the Odds of Landing Business Credit

U.S. small business owners say they have marginal or no access to the capital they need to grow their businesses. Photograph by Getty Images

Nearly half of the 285 U.S. small business owners surveyed in a poll (pdf) released this week by the New York Stock Exchange say they have marginal or no access to the capital they need to expand their businesses. As a consequence, two-thirds of them do not expect to add jobs in 2013. The findings jibe with a recent Federal Reserve Bank of New York survey showing that only 13 percent of small business owners who applied for credit got the full amount they requested.

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