How Small Business Owners Should Prepare for Tax Season

Now that the holidays are well behind us and the new year-hype has finally dulled, tax season is here to remind us that life can’t be a ball all of the time—unless you’re expecting a large tax return, I suppose. But for most of us, tax season is a chore, and for small business owners, […]

SEC’s Crowdfunding Rules Open for Public Comment

Almost two years after President Obama signed the JOBS Act, the Securities Exchange Commission formally released its proposed rules for equity crowdfunding on Oct. 23. These rules mimic those originally proposed in the JOBS Act and are currently in a 90-day public commenting period before the finalized version is issued. AEO, an organization that creates economic […]

Access to Capital Seattle Wrap-Up

Access to Capital Seattle was similar to our other events: hundreds of small business and startup owners attended, there were four informative panels of experts, and over forty representatives from local and national lenders. Though the décor and programming was the same as Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta, there was one welcome addition to our […]

What is the D&B D-U-N-S® Number? Who uses it?

When signing up for the Access to Capital event in Seattle, businesses will be asked to register with their D&B D-U-N-S® Number.  If businesses are unsure if they have a D&B D-U-N-S Number, D&B can first check to see if one is on file.  The infographic below explains to attendees what their Number is and […]

There Really is a Fate Worse than Death

In terms dollars and cents, becoming disabled creates way more economic carnage than death.  Half of all home foreclosures are due to disability with only 2% to 3% attributable to death.  About half of all personal bankruptcies are due to disability and related health costs.  For those of you seeking access to capital to build […]

Looking to Move Forward? Time to Accelerate!

If you’ve been trying to streamline your business, cut costs and boost sales with no success, then it may be time to call in the professionals. Accelerator programs around the country essentially work like mentors to you and your small business. Run by proven entrepreneurial “All-Stars,” these Accelerator programs look to advise and consult your business to a […]