24 11-2014

Why Access to Capital in New York City?

By |2017-09-14T11:21:13-07:00November 24th, 2014|

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 [...]

8 01-2014

Managing a Startup and Your Day Job

By |2017-09-14T11:21:17-07:00January 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 [...]

6 12-2013

Spotlight: Access to Capital Seattle Attendees

By |2017-09-14T11:21:17-07:00December 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 [...]

26 09-2013

What is the D&B D-U-N-S® Number? Who uses it?

By |2017-09-14T11:21:19-07:00September 26th, 2013|

When signing up for the Access to Capital event in Seattle, businesses will be asked to register with their D&B D-U-N-S® Number.  If businesses are unsure if they have a D&B D-U-N-S Number, D&B can first check to see if one is on file.  The infographic below explains to attendees what their Number is and [...]

25 09-2013

There Really is a Fate Worse than Death

By |2017-09-14T11:21:19-07:00September 25th, 2013|

In terms dollars and cents, becoming disabled creates way more economic carnage than death.  Half of all home foreclosures are due to disability with only 2% to 3% attributable to death.  About half of all personal bankruptcies are due to disability and related health costs.  For those of you seeking access to capital to build [...]

28 08-2013

Community Resources for Small Businesses

By |2017-09-14T11:21:19-07:00August 28th, 2013|

Accessing capital is only one step of business ownership. Running a business is a complicated process and can be particularly intimidating for first-time business owners and entrepreneurs. Luckily, community resources are readily available at free or low cost for business owners looking to start, grow or maintain their companies. Local Small Business Development Centers, Chambers [...]

26 08-2013

Startup? Where to Start

By |2017-09-14T11:21:19-07:00August 26th, 2013|

Have a great idea for a business but no idea where to begin? Fret not, because local resources for start-ups are abundant. Business schools, incubators, accelerator programs, and small business development centers are just some of the ways entrepreneurs can hone their concepts and start taking steps necessary to jumpstart their companies. Business Schools While [...]