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Small Business Authority's Survey Shows Overwhelming Majority of Independent Business Owners Believe Their Website Is Secure

Findings from August survey is 86 percent of business owners feel that current website is secure

NEW YORK, Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Newtek Business Services, NASDAQ: NEWT, The Small Business Authority®, with a portfolio of over 100,000 business accounts, announced today the findings of its SB Authority Market Sentiment Survey, a monthly window into the concerns of independent business owners. Based on a poll of over 2,700 respondents, one of the key findings from the August survey is 86% of business owners feel that their current website is secure.

Additionally, of those polled, 41% believe their website is the prime revenue driver for their business.

The full August 2013 results showed the following:

Poll Question Poll Answer 2013 Percentage

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Do you feel that your current website is secure? Yes 86% No 14%

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Is your website the prime revenue driver for your business? Yes 41% No 59%

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Barry Sloane, Chairman, President and CEO of The Small Business Authority® commented, "We value the responses our clients give us regarding their needs, concerns and business sensitivities. We do believe that our independent business owners are not very concerned about cyber-security, even though they should be.

Ironically, they do value their internet presence as an extremely important aspect of their business but seem to have a casual attitude regarding the secure nature of their content and data."

About Newtek Business Services, Inc.

Newtek Business Services, The Small Business Authority®, provides the following products and services:

-- Newtek Advantage(TM): Mobile real-time operating platform for business

intelligence. The Newtek Advantage(TM) puts all critical business

transactions in real-time. Access data on your smartphone, tablet,

laptop or PC as it relates to eCommerce for credit/ debit transactions,

website statistics, payroll, insurance and business loans.

-- Electronic Payment Processing: eCommerce, electronic solutions to accept

non-cash payments, including credit and debit cards, check conversion,

remote deposit capture, ACH processing, and electronic gift and loyalty

card programs.

-- Managed Technology Solutions (Cloud Computing): Full-service web host,

which offers eCommerce solutions, shared and dedicated web hosting and

related services including domain registration and online shopping cart


-- eCommerce: A suite of services that enable small businesses to get up

and running on-line quickly and cost effectively, with integrated web

design, payment processing and shopping cart services.

-- Business Lending: Broad array of lending products including SBA 7(a) and

SBA 504 loans through our lending subsidiary, Newtek Small Business

Finance, Inc.

-- Insurance Services: Commercial and personal lines of insurance,

including health and employee benefits in all 50 states, working with

over 40 insurance carriers.

-- Web Services: Customized web design and development services.

-- Data Backup, Storage and Retrieval: Fast, secure, off-site data backup,

storage and retrieval designed to meet the specific regulatory and

compliance needs of any business.

-- Accounts Receivable Financing: Receivable purchasing and financing


-- Payroll: Complete payroll management and processing services.

The Small Business Authority®is a registered trade mark of Newtek Business Services, Inc., and neither are a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Newtek Business Services, Inc., The Small Business Authority®, is a direct distributor of a wide range of business services and financial products to the

small- and medium-sized business market under the Newtek(TM) brand. Since 1999, Newtek has helped small- and medium-sized business owners realize their potential by providing them with the essential tools needed to manage and grow their businesses and to compete effectively in today's marketplace. Newtek provides its services to over 100,000 business accounts and has positioned the

Newtek(TM) brand as a one-stop-shop provider of such business services.

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are over 27.5 million small businesses in the United States, which in total represent 99.7% of all employer firms.

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