June 15, 2023

One Small Business Is Booming. So Why Can’t It Get a Loan?

by The Journal

Tamara Keefe, owner of Clementine’s Naughty & Nice Creamery in St. Louis, says she moved forward with plans to open two new ice cream shops based on her bank’s assurances it would provide loans. But she says the bank moved slowly, and now she’s running out of cash. WSJ’s Ruth Simon discusses why many local banks are tightening lending standards and what that could mean for small businesses like Tamara’s. 

Further Reading:

- Banks Raise Roadblocks to Small-Business Loans 

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