As a company that talks to thousands of small business owners every day, we continually hear that Main Street is being hit the hardest. In order for our economy to heal and small business owners to hire again, we have to solve the Access to Capital issue. So how do we get Los Angeles entrepreneurs the funding they need to start or grow their businesses?

Education and Access = Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet

Access to capital has been a hot topic for small business owners across the country. This site serves as our means of educating small businesses on the many different forms and access points of capital. However, we realized we needed to do more to help small businesses access the capital they need. With the US economy still hobbling along, small businesses are hungry for lending information. Many businesses continue to struggle in our current economy and a constant source of their hardship is the inability to access capital to grow their businesses and create jobs. We felt that an event where small businesses could meet and pitch lenders and learn about the various forms of capital would be the best thing we could offer.  Therefore, we decided to host Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet, what we hope will be a truly innovative one-day event intended to help you grow and sustain your small business or startup.

About Dun & Bradstreet

Dun & Bradstreet is the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for emerging businesses. While our ideas are novel and our company is innovative, our roots are steeped in tradition, woven into the fiber of corporate America and a credit reporting industry dating back to 1837.

Dun & Bradstreet provides the only real business credit monitoring solution available to companies looking to monitor and impact their own business credit profile. Our leading credit monitoring products are used by hundreds of thousands of companies interested in helping protect their business reputation. Dun & Bradstreet additionally offers solutions that help businesses gauge their potential business risk by tracking the credit and creditworthiness of the companies with which they do business.

Our business credit products feature the Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number, a unique nine-digit identification sequence used by the world’s most influential standards-setting organizations and recognized, recommended and often required by global corporations, governments, industry and trade associations. Many of our products include Dun & Bradstreet’s proprietary set of key ratings including the PAYDEX® Score, a predictive indicator for paying bills on time; the Financial Stress Score, an indicator of financial stress in the next 12 months; and the Credit Limit Recommendation, which provides guidelines for extending business credit and an overall Dun & Bradstreet Rating which addresses the overall assessment of a business.