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Love food and small biz? There’s an app for that

Many small businesses involve food. The baker, the butcher, the coffeecake maker and the farmer-in-the-dell are all likely to be small businesses.

But as small businesses, most of these food-related companies have the same problem: how do their owners get the cash they need to buy supplies before they actually make sales?

Now, there’s a new app that helps food-related small businesses improve their cash flow and nurture customers at the same time, “Credibles.” The San Francisco-based start-up aims to help small food businesses by letting  customers pre-pay from a growing number of small food companies, essentially setting up a prepaid tab. The businesses then have that money to use without having to take out loans.
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