7 02-2014

How Small Business Owners Should Prepare for Tax Season

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:16+00:00 February 7th, 2014|

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, [...]

11 12-2013

SEC’s Crowdfunding Rules Open for Public Comment

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 December 11th, 2013|

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 [...]

18 11-2013

Access to Capital Seattle Wrap-Up

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

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 [...]

26 09-2013

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

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 September 26th, 2013|

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 [...]

25 09-2013

There Really is a Fate Worse than Death

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 September 25th, 2013|

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 [...]

29 08-2013

Looking to Move Forward? Time to Accelerate!

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 August 29th, 2013|

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 [...]

22 08-2013

Your Money or Your Life!

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:20+00:00 August 22nd, 2013|

For those of you old enough to remember the great comedian Jack Benny, you may recall his long, drawn out pauses when being prompted with questions from bandits that often times concluded with a “Well…?!” from the bandit. Benny, a legendary cheapskate, quickly replies, “I’m thinking! I’m thinking!”  As business owners in search of capital, [...]

16 07-2013

Access To Capital Chicago Highlights

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

Listen to local business owners as they describe how Access To Capital can benefit your business. Find out who is out there, what they can do and how they can help you and your small business.