Cultivating Creative Capital

March 27, 2016

When owners of Midtown Manhattan’s Bukhara Grill decided to expand and purchase a catering hall in 2013, they started shopping around for bank loans to fund the purchase. Owner/partner Vicky Vij says two banks outright denied them and another put up obstacle after obstacle, dragging out the process for months.

“They were asking for a lot of stuff. A lot of paperwork,” Vij says. “It was not easy to get the loan. And we were running out of time.” After months of frustrations, Vij went another route entirely. An acquaintance pointed the company to Biz2Credit, an online marketplace that pairs…