Don't know what to give your friend or family member who has everything this holiday season? Try introducing them to microlending so they can loan to others in need.
New York City. Undoubtedly, nearly everyone has an image or idea that comes to mind when they hear that name. Maybe it's a picture of the New York City skyline, or a memory of a time you walked through Central Park on a windy afternoon. So why did we choose New York City as our next [...]
Is there actually “free money” that you hear about sometimes on late night TV?
Over 200 people have already registered for the next Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet event! The one-day conference is the last stop on the tour for 2014 and is taking place in New York City on November 12. A panel of lending experts will discuss traditional and alternative lending options, and there will be spotlight presentations on equity, crowdfunding and business credit. Small [...]
Small business owners often have trouble deciding on whether to take an alternative or traditional loan, and the positives and negatives of each. With Access to Capital San Diego coming up on Thursday, we wanted to help alleviate some of the confusion. So we talked to Comerica Bank, a traditional lender, and Accion, an alternative lender, so [...]
If you're a small business owner looking for alternative ways to gain access to capital, you've probably heard of Kabbage, one of the leading online providers of working capital for small businesses. This month, Kabbage has raised $50 million in addition to securing a $270 million credit facility from Guggenheim Securities. Why Online Alternative Lending Can Work for Small Businesses Non-SBA [...]
Women's history month passed last month, but we didn't want to keep these great resources for female entrepreneurs to ourselves! Female business owners are finding it easier to navigate the business world and here is our contribution to the resources available to help them find success along the way! Women entrepreneurs are more optimistic than ever this [...]
I've been a small business owner for 20 years now, and I have been speaking to entrepreneurs and writing a USA TODAY column for them (us!), since the Internet Paleozoic era, circa 1997. Along the way, I have learned many impressive things about my small businesses brethren: Small business owners are usually in it for reasons that [...]
Our first Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet event in Phoenix on March 26th was a success! We had a blast there, and we're so grateful to all the 150 attending businesses in Phoenix who let us come and share some of our small business insights with them. The event started out with some networking [...]
Nearly 40 Percent of Small Businesses That Pursued Bank Loans Were Successful, According to New Index from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. LOS ANGELES--(April 4, 2014)--Results from the latest Pepperdine Private Capital Access (PCA) Index quarterly report show access to capital for businesses of all sizes increased in [...]