8 01-2014

Managing a Startup and Your Day Job

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 January 8th, 2014|

In an ideal world, an entrepreneur could quit his or her day job to pursue their dream of starting a company, but unfortunately, that is not feasible for many budding small business owners. The sad reality is there are still bills and rent to pay, mouths to feed, gas costs, you name it, making it [...]

2 12-2013

Watch and Learn: View Panel and Spotlight Presentations from Access to Capital Seattle

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:17+00:00 December 2nd, 2013|

Access to Capital Seattle was a huge success. Our business funding panels were packed with invaluable information for small business owners that we hope will guide them through whatever stage of business they’re in—from startup to growth. Please check out these full version panel videos and share them with friends, colleagues, or anyone who could benefit from them. [...]

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 [...]

27 09-2013

Investor Advertising is Fair Game Thanks to the JOBS Act

By | 2013-09-27T11:39:45+00:00 September 27th, 2013|

If you’re trying to access capital, you’re in luck because the process of attracting potential investors just got a lot easier. As of September 23, Title II of the JOBS Act lifted a ban on advertising to investors that has been in place since the Great Depression. This means that all methods of attracting investors [...]

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 [...]

7 06-2013

Panel Videos from Access to Capital Chicago

By | 2017-09-14T11:21:21+00:00 June 7th, 2013|

Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet took Chicago last month and was a roaring success. Over 300 attendees had the opportunity to meet with lenders of all varieties, hear from expert speakers, and listen to panels that showcased entrepreneurs from all facets of small business and lending professionals. If you did not get the opportunity [...]