Bridging the Gap between Lenders’ Capital Supply and Small Business Demand

For the last few years, entrepreneurs have been struggling to access needed capital to either start a business or grow their companies. This diminishing flow of capital to small businesses could be attributed to a variety of factors. First, there was the financial and housing crisis which locked up capital reducing market and funding liquidity.  […]

Where is the Demand for Access to Capital Coming From?

Bryan Moeller, Director of Small Business Banking at Wells Fargo, and Jeff Stibel, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., discuss how banks are currently lending to small businesses. Moeller talks about how banks have seen a decline in lending, but that more recently there has been an increase in demand for loans. When people […]

Don’t Wait to Build Those Key Relationships: Better Access to Capital Through Relationships with Bankers

Jeff Stibel, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., discusses the importance of transparency in relationships with your banker to increase the chance of a loan. The quantitative aspects to a loan are important, but the qualitative aspects of credibility, reputation, and trust are just, as if not even more, important at times. Business owners […]

Successful Financing for Small Businesses

John Paglia, professor at Pepperdine’s Graziadio School of Business and Management, discusses the methods a small business can use to obtain successful financing. Credit cards, as well as friends and family, have the highest success rates. Equity capital such as angel investors or venture capital have lower rates of success. Watch Paglia explain: Interested in learning […]

Top Issues Small Businesses Are Facing Today

Professor John Paglia of Pepperdine University‘s Graziadio School of Business and Management discusses the top issues small businesses are currently facing. While businesses have seen success in raising financing, many have also had problems in getting the money they need. In discussing this with small business owners, a broader context was discovered which is illustrated in […]

Bank Lending and the Current Economic Climate

Jeff Stibel, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., explains how banks want to lend because it is what they are intended to do. Banks understand that lending to small businesses helps the economy. In fact, lending to small businesses is critical to fixing the economy. Watch Jeff Stibel explain: Interested in learning more? Check […]