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12 02-2014

Recognizing Lenders for Their Work: Utah Has It Right

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:16+00:00 February 12th, 2014|

The Small Business Administration gathered to honor Utah’s SBA lenders on Thursday, Jan. 23 for their outstanding participation in the SBA’s loan programs. SBA loans are an increasingly viable option for small business owners seeking capital at any stage of business. The Utah honorees included Large Zions Bank, Medium Celtic Bank, Small Rock Canyon Bank, [...]

7 02-2014

How Small Business Owners Should Prepare for Tax Season

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:16+00:00 February 7th, 2014|

Now that the holidays are well behind us and the new year-hype has finally dulled, tax season is here to remind us that life can’t be a ball all of the time—unless you’re expecting a large tax return, I suppose. But for most of us, tax season is a chore, and for small business owners, [...]

4 02-2014

Small Business Loans versus Equity: Which is right for your business?

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:16+00:00 February 4th, 2014|

Though we’ve written on both topics—small business loans extensively—we’ve never put small business loans and equity head to head for small business owners to compare which might better suit their needs. While equity is often referred as the more prestigious form of startup or growing capital, small business loans have certain strengths that might better [...]

8 01-2014

Managing a Startup and Your Day Job

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 January 8th, 2014|

In an ideal world, an entrepreneur could quit his or her day job to pursue their dream of starting a company, but unfortunately, that is not feasible for many budding small business owners. The sad reality is there are still bills and rent to pay, mouths to feed, gas costs, you name it, making it [...]

11 12-2013

SEC’s Crowdfunding Rules Open for Public Comment

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 December 11th, 2013|

Almost two years after President Obama signed the JOBS Act, the Securities Exchange Commission formally released its proposed rules for equity crowdfunding on Oct. 23. These rules mimic those originally proposed in the JOBS Act and are currently in a 90-day public commenting period before the finalized version is issued. AEO, an organization that creates economic [...]

6 12-2013

Talking Access to Capital with Congress

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 December 6th, 2013|

Jeff Stibel, CEO and Chairman of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., testified in front of the House of Representative’s Subcommittee for Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access to examine the post-recession state of small business in the U.S. yesterday, Dec. 5. As the nation’s leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for small businesses, [...]

6 12-2013

Spotlight: Access to Capital Seattle Attendees

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 December 6th, 2013|

As the gatekeeper of the Financial District at Access to Capital in Seattle, I was charged with scheduling and enforcing lender appointments. This gave me the opportunity to meet our small business attendees face-to-face, most of whom were excited and shocked at the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a mixture of alternative and traditional lenders [...]

2 12-2013

Watch and Learn: View Panel and Spotlight Presentations from Access to Capital Seattle

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|

Access to Capital Seattle was a huge success. Our business funding panels were packed with invaluable information for small business owners that we hope will guide them through whatever stage of business they’re in—from startup to growth. Please check out these full version panel videos and share them with friends, colleagues, or anyone who could benefit from them. [...]

22 11-2013

2014 SBA Small Business Week Awards Open for Nominations

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:18+00:00 November 22nd, 2013|

Last year, Jill Blankenship, CEO of Frontline Call Center and panelist at Access to Capital Seattle, was the recipient of the SBA’s Small Business of the Year award in Washington State. Frontline Call Center is first and foremost a call center that provides call support for a selection of businesses, but Jill founded the business [...]

18 11-2013

Access to Capital Seattle Wrap-Up

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:18+00:00 November 18th, 2013|

Access to Capital Seattle was similar to our other events: hundreds of small business and startup owners attended, there were four informative panels of experts, and over forty representatives from local and national lenders. Though the décor and programming was the same as Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta, there was one welcome addition to our [...]