BBQ’d Productions – Success After Access to Capital Chicago

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, […]

CDFIs Increase Access to Capital

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 […]

SparkMarket’s Official Web Site & Campaign Launch

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 […]

Factoring: Another Successful Lending Solution

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 […]

Access to Capital Atlanta Town Hall Videos

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 […]

Why Small Businesses are Turning to Alternative Funding Sources

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 […]