5 05-2014

Women Entrepreneurs on the Rise

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:14+00:00 May 5th, 2014|

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 [...]

16 01-2014

5 Facts about Maria Contreras-Sweet: What You Should Know

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 January 16th, 2014|

President Obama announced Maria Contreras-Sweet as his nominee to lead the Small Business Administration on Wednesday.  A businesswoman who has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors, Contreras-Sweet makes a great candidate to fill Obama’s final cabinet seat.  Here are five reasons why her nomination is a step in the right direction for [...]

6 11-2013

SBA Announces $0 Loan Fees on Smaller Dollar Loans

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:18+00:00 November 6th, 2013|

It’s always exciting to hear about the new, unique solutions to small business finance that pop up: Lendio, an online loan matching service; Merchant Cash & Capital, coining the phrase “funding made simple” with its one-two-three cash advance service; Craft3, the Northwest’s non-profit lender that pairs CDFI loans with small business resources; and many, many [...]

28 08-2013

Access to Capital Atlanta Town Hall Videos

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 August 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 [...]

26 08-2013

Startup? Where to Start

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 August 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 [...]

16 08-2013

Access to Capital Atlanta – A Huge Success!

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:21+00:00 August 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 [...]

9 08-2013

Access to Capital Atlanta is on August 14

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:21+00:00 August 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 [...]

13 05-2013

“Where do I find a grant to start my woman owned business?”

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:22+00:00 May 13th, 2013|

All too often at the Women’s Business Development Center (WBDC) we hear the question, “Where are the grants for women to start their businesses?” The answer: There are none.  No really, there are none.  If you find a grant for women starting a business, please post the information in the comments below, because in the [...]

6 05-2013

Business Finance: Anywhere, Anytime

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:23+00:00 May 6th, 2013|

As the Women's Business Development Center (WBDC) continues to expand our access to capital opportunities we are focused on providing extended capabilities through being named a core member of the Chicago Microlending Institute (CMI) and the development of online/on-demand course offerings coming summer 2013.  Whether you’re business is in the city of Chicago or throughout [...]