Event Will Bring Together Small Businesses, Lenders and Experts
Los Angeles, Calif. – (July 22, 2013) – Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses, today announced it has opened registration for its Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet Event to be held in Atlanta at the Hyatt Regency on Wednesday, August 14 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet fosters lending and educates small business owners about many types of financing that may be available to them. The event provides expert panels and speakers, as well as on-site one-on-one meetings with a wide spectrum of business lenders. The first two Access to Capital events, held in Los Angeles in October 2012 and most recently in Chicago on May 22nd, have resulted in tens of millions in loan originations to small business attendees.
With 99 percent of registered businesses in Georgia classified as small businesses – and 86 percent of these employing fewer than five employees – the need for capital to help stimulate growth is apparent.
“To keep small businesses growing in Georgia, they need access to capital. Our hope in creating these events is to bridge the disconnect between these small businesses and the lenders who are providing capital,” said Jeff Stibel, Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
The event is comprised of two main areas – the “town hall” for speakers, spotlight series, and panels – and the “financial district” where small business owners can meet with numerous lenders, legal experts, business resources, and advisors. Key sponsors include Bank of America, Microsoft, AEO, LegalZoom, eVerifile, Merchant Cash and Capital, and Frontier Capital.
Panels and presentations will include entrepreneur and lending experts on both a local and national level including:
- Jeff Bekiares (SparkMarket)
- David Brindley (VantageSouth Bank)
- Daryl Dollinger (Big Game Brands)
- Terri ElHaddaoui (The Edge Connection)
- Rob Farinella (Blue Sky Agency)
- Grace Fricks (Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs/ACE)
- Tammy Halevy (AEO)
- Ami Kassar (MultiFunding)
- Candace Klein (Bad Girl Ventures)
- Adam Lee (Bohemian Guitars)
- Tripper Mansfield (Georgia Commerce Bank)
- Sig Mosley (Imlay Investments)
- Chinwe Onyeagoro (FundWell)
- Tom Quinn (FICO)
- Yolanda Ramirez (Wal-Mart)
- Stephen Sheinbaum (Merchant Cash and Capital)
- Mark Wilson (eVerife)
Lending appointments for Atlanta’s event will include representatives from large banks such as Bank of America and regional-based financial institutions such as Etra Advisory Group, VantageSouth Bank, Branch Banking & Trust, Peoples Community National Bank, GRP Funding, Merchant Cash & Capital, Franklin Capital Network, Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs (ACE), Midland American Capital, Capital Partners Certified Development Co., Hamilton State Bank, Lendio, and more.
Registration for the event includes a free copy of your business credit report—a requirement for many lenders—as well as the opportunity to consult with a Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. certified Credit Advisor to prepare for the lending appointments.
To register for the event and learn more, visit http://accesstocapital.com/access-to-capital-atlanta/.
About Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses. The company helps businesses establish their credit with a D&B® D-U-N-S ® Number and provides the only business credit solution available to companies looking to build, monitor, and impact their business credit and credibility. The company’s headquarters are in Los Angeles, CA with offices throughout the United States. For more information on the company, please visit www.DandB.com or follow the company on Twitter via @DandB.