19 12-2013

2013: The Year in Review for Small Business

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 December 19th, 2013|

While we spent the year planning and on the road for the 2013 Access to Capital Tour, small business owners were experiencing a year of change due, in large part, to the federal government. Healthcare reform, deep budget cuts and a government shutdown, the hiring climate and more access to capital were a few of [...]

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 [...]

6 12-2013

Talking Access to Capital with Congress

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 December 6th, 2013|

Jeff Stibel, CEO and Chairman of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., testified in front of the House of Representative’s Subcommittee for Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access to examine the post-recession state of small business in the U.S. yesterday, Dec. 5. As the nation’s leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for small businesses, [...]

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 [...]

28 08-2013

Access to Capital Atlanta Town Hall Videos

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:19+00:00 August 28th, 2013|

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 [...]

26 08-2013

Startup? Where to Start

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

Have a great idea for a business but no idea where to begin? Fret not, because local resources for start-ups are abundant. Business schools, incubators, accelerator programs, and small business development centers are just some of the ways entrepreneurs can hone their concepts and start taking steps necessary to jumpstart their companies. Business Schools While [...]

21 08-2013

How to Draft and Execute an Effective Business Plan

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:21+00:00 August 21st, 2013|

Benjamin Franklin famously said, “By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” Whether you are looking to improve your existing business or start a new venture all together, the question you should be asking yourself is, “what’s the plan?” Follow these steps to ensure a healthy and productive plan that is the best fit [...]

16 08-2013

Access to Capital Atlanta – A Huge Success!

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

We are happy to wrap up another successful stop on the Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet tour. Access to Capital was in Atlanta on August 14 with over 40 representatives from lending institutions of all types and sizes, 4 outstanding panels of expert business owners and lenders, as well as a community resource center [...]

9 08-2013

Access to Capital Atlanta is on August 14

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:21+00:00 August 9th, 2013|

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 [...]

2 08-2013

Access to Capital Atlanta Lending Spotlight: Spot Factoring

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

Come to Access to Capital in Atlanta and learn how spot factoring can grow your business Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet – Atlanta is right around the corner, and we are excited to have more and more lenders signing up to participate in the Financial District. Each lender takes a different approach to business [...]