4 02-2014

Small Business Loans versus Equity: Which is right for your business?

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:16+00:00 February 4th, 2014|

Though we’ve written on both topics—small business loans extensively—we’ve never put small business loans and equity head to head for small business owners to compare which might better suit their needs. While equity is often referred as the more prestigious form of startup or growing capital, small business loans have certain strengths that might better [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

18 10-2013

10 Expert Business Funding Tips

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

Need funding to grow your business? Here are 10 tips on how to raise money from experts at our Access to Capital events: Strength in Numbers Don’t go it alone. There are an amazing number of people and organizations who can help you grow your business and access funding. Establishing a personal relationship with your [...]

11 10-2013

Capital Access Programs Lend a Helping Hand

By | 2013-10-11T09:00:58+00:00 October 11th, 2013|

In the current post-recession credit environment, many small businesses are finding it very difficult to find the capital they need to either start or grow their business.  Luckily in a number states, including Washington, our next stop on the Access to Capital tour, Capital Access Programs (CAPs) are available to greaten the chances of small [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

17 05-2013

Throwing Strikes With Your Investor Pitch

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:22+00:00 May 17th, 2013|

Whether it's for a major prospect to close a big sale or meeting with an investor group to raise capital for your business, nothing inspires greater enthusiasm and anxiety than the presentation pitch meeting. Despite the many hours executives spend preparing for the big presentation, regardless of all the well-intentioned seminars, executive coaches and training [...]

16 05-2013

Merchant Cash Advances Can Help Small Business Get Funds

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:22+00:00 May 16th, 2013|

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 [...]

2 05-2013

Preparing for Your Loan Application: 3 Simple Steps

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:23+00:00 May 2nd, 2013|

The loan application process can be intimidating to say the least. For small business owners, this access to capital is not only necessary, but can often times be the determining factor in whether or not their business sinks or swims (in Michael Phelps fashion, of course). So, how exactly does a small business owner go [...]