29 08-2013

Looking to Move Forward? Time to Accelerate!

By |2017-09-14T11:21:19-07:00August 29th, 2013|

If you've been trying to streamline your business, cut costs and boost sales with no success, then it may be time to call in the professionals. Accelerator programs around the country essentially work like mentors to you and your small business. Run by proven entrepreneurial “All-Stars,” these Accelerator programs look to advise and consult your business to a [...]

28 08-2013

Access to Capital Atlanta Town Hall Videos

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

Access to Capital Atlanta was on August 14. The event was a great success, bringing lenders and entrepreneurs under one roof for a day of 1:1 appointments with lenders and informative panels of expert speakers and entrepreneurs. If you missed any of these presentations, don’t worry! Check out everything that was going on in our [...]

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 [...]

21 08-2013

How to Draft and Execute an Effective Business Plan

By |2017-09-14T11:21:21-07:00August 21st, 2013|

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Whether you are looking to improve your existing business or start a new venture all together, the question you should be asking yourself is, “what’s the plan?” Follow these steps to ensure a healthy and productive plan that is the best fit [...]

20 08-2013

Why Small Businesses are Turning to Alternative Funding Sources

By |2017-09-14T11:21:21-07:00August 20th, 2013|

According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans own or work for a small business. In fact, small businesses create about two out of every three new jobs in the United States each year, making them an integral part of our economy. Despite this importance, many small businesses continue to have a hard [...]

16 08-2013

Access to Capital Atlanta – A Huge Success!

By |2017-09-14T11:21:21-07:00August 16th, 2013|

We are happy to wrap up another successful stop on the Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet tour. Access to Capital was in Atlanta on August 14 with over 40 representatives from lending institutions of all types and sizes, 4 outstanding panels of expert business owners and lenders, as well as a community resource center [...]

13 08-2013

Know The Condition Of Your Brand

By |2017-09-14T11:21:21-07:00August 13th, 2013|

It is mission-critical for you to know what message you are trying to send, what message your audience is receiving, and what steps you can take to maintain a positive reputation. Your reputation is like fine china – hard to make, easy to break and nearly impossible to repair. To be certain that the client [...]

9 08-2013

Access to Capital Atlanta is on August 14

By |2017-09-14T11:21:21-07:00August 9th, 2013|

It’s that time again, the Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet tour will be in Atlanta next Wednesday, August 14th. Access to Capital Atlanta will boast a diverse line up of experts participating in four different panels and spotlight presentations, more than 40 representatives from traditional and alternative lenders, and a Community and Business Resource [...]

16 07-2013

Access To Capital Chicago Highlights

By |2017-09-14T11:21:21-07:00July 16th, 2013|

Listen to local business owners as they describe how Access To Capital can benefit your business. Find out who is out there, what they can do and how they can help you and your small business.