The business sector of "alternative" or "innovative" business funding mechanisms has emerged to offer access to capital for small businesses in the United States. The Coalition for Responsible Business Finance (CRBF) is being created to ensure that this sector continues to thrive without undue state and federal regulatory burdens and to proactively protect and enhance the reputation of the industry.
The Coalition for Responsible Business Finance (CRBF) is a group of businesses and service providers that advocate for the value of alternative financing opportunities for small businesses. CRBF was created to educate state and federal policymakers, media, and communities on how technology and innovation are providing small businesses access to capital that is necessary for growth. The Coalition's purpose is to bolster the trust and credibility of this growing industry through responsible business practices while ensuring that online products and services meet the needs of America's small business community.