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Many think that more protections for business loan borrowers are needed, but will lenders be willing to pledge compliance?
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 [...]
Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet took Chicago last month and was a roaring success. Over 300 attendees had the opportunity to meet with lenders of all varieties, hear from expert speakers, and listen to panels that showcased entrepreneurs from all facets of small business and lending professionals. If you did not get the opportunity [...]
It is often reported that small business is the engine that drives our economy. If that’s the case, the economy is clearly not firing on all cylinders. Small business growth, creation and ownership have been a part of the American Dream since our nation’s founding, but unfortunately the health of small businesses have not kept [...]
On October 18th, 2012, a catalyst occurred in Los Angeles, a catalyst that led to tens of millions of dollars in new small business loans. What happened that day, you might wonder. What one thing could be responsible for prompting millions of dollars of small business loans? I'll tell you. It was an event: Access [...]
See for yourself what has made our Access to Capital events so successful for small businesses looking to raise funding and get to know local lenders. We're coming to Seattle this November, so stay tuned to find out how you can take advantage of this great event! Learn more about our Seattle event on November [...]
We were thrilled with all the wonderful feedback we received from our Los Angeles Access to Capital:Money to Mainstreet event last month. In addition to the Town Square, where we created space for hundreds of conversations between lenders and small business owners, we had incredible sessions throughout the day in our Town Hall. We Live-streamed the sessions to small business [...]
What is one important thing a business needs to survive? The answer is obvious...money. If you are like other entrepreneurs, you have thought about how to obtain these funds. There are banks, angel investors, credit unions, and the SBA. But before you go asking for funding, ask yourself, do I really need to get outside funding? Can I make [...]
A business plan is one of the most important documents to have when asking for financing. While writing a business plan may be time-consuming and tedious, it is an excellent tool to help you and others understand your company. It is the document that describes your product/service, where your company is at, and where you want it [...]