25 10-2013

Another Risk in Taking Out Multiple Loans – Liens

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:18+00:00 October 25th, 2013|

The owner of a rapidly growing company recently ran into unexpected road blocks when he tried to borrow money to finance his business’s expansion, not because the lender doubted his ability to pay, but because the previous loans the owner had taken meant that the new lender would not be first in line to get [...]

23 10-2013

SpringStar Inc.: From Bankruptcy to Success

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:18+00:00 October 23rd, 2013|

In 1998 Michael Banfield launched his company, SpringStar Inc., and introduced non-toxic, environmentally safe pest control products to the Seattle region.  SpringStar positioned themselves as an alternative for many harmful pesticides, and developed a complete line of products for the home and garden.  The Company quickly extended sales to a national and then an international [...]

10 10-2013

BBQ’d Productions – Success After Access to Capital Chicago

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 October 10th, 2013|

Kris Schoenberger, owner of BBQ’d Productions—a mobile catering and full-service party planning company - attended Access to Capital Chicago as a finalist in the Growing Chicago: $10k Business Pitch Contest. He hoped to win the money to finance a second trailer. Instead, he made an important connection with loan officer Jennie Motto from Accion Chicago, [...]

9 10-2013

CDFIs Increase Access to Capital

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 October 9th, 2013|

Finis Logue, a licensed journeyman electrician and military veteran, and his wife Gwin saw buying a 20+ year old, established electrical contracting business in Portland, Ore. as an opportunity to rebuild their lives and take hold of their future. But Finis and Gwin were turned down for a loan by several traditional banks. They did [...]

4 10-2013

SparkMarket’s Official Web Site & Campaign Launch

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 October 4th, 2013|

We’re gearing up for Access to Capital Seattle, our fourth stop on the Money to Mainstreet tour. This will be the last event of 2013, and it is exciting to reflect on the successful events under our belt. We were in Atlanta in August and were fortunate to have a very unique crowdfunding panel thanks [...]

9 09-2013

Factoring: Another Successful Lending Solution

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 September 9th, 2013|

When it comes to small business loans, there is no shortage of options, but finding the right source of funding for your company may be tough. Traditional lending is not practical for everyone, so alternative lending may be your best bet. Factoring is just one type of alternative lending that could be a possible solution [...]

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 [...]

20 08-2013

Why Small Businesses are Turning to Alternative Funding Sources

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

13 08-2013

Learn More about the Lending Institutions Coming to Access to Capital Tomorrow

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

We're proud to announce that we have nearly 50 lending officers from 26 different organizations coming to Access to Capital Atlanta tomorrow, August 14. Not sure who you would like to meet with? Read a description of each lending institution below. Then, if you've already registered to come to the event, go to our scheduling [...]