November 5, 2015 By Suzanne Robertson
Better Finance, the parent company of SmartBiz, has been honored as the #1 fastest growing private company in the bay area. The San Francisco Business Times' Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies Awards is based on a percentage of revenue increase over a three-year period. The list identifies the most exciting companies that are powering the Bay Area's robust economy. SmartBiz ( is the #1 marketplace for online SBA loan originations in the country. SmartBiz grew out of the 2008 financial crisis when the banks that were supposedly “too big to fail” were not equipped to provide the funding small businesses needed for growth. This left a funding gap of hundreds of billions of dollars which banks left on the side-lines, hampering small business from investing in their businesses and putting people back to work. So-called “Alternative lenders” offered to fill the funding gap at sky-high APRs up to 150%. Because banks could not efficiently fund small business loans, the small business owner paid the price — literally! SmartBiz looked at the lending landscape and became the white knight galloping in with a smart solution! Our fast and easy application process is now the best choice for SBA loans for small business owners. We’re also the smartest choice for banks looking to expand or enhance their offering. More than just people in an office, SmartBiz is made up of associates committed to our partners and the small business entrepreneurs we serve. We’re proud to work for the #1 marketplace for online SBA loan originations. To us, every deal matters. **If you're a small business owner looking for funding, check out our great rates, 10 year payback terms and fast application process. Log on today and find out in about five minutes if you're qualified for an SBA loan from SmartBiz.