What Does Every Small Business Need to Know About Accessing Capital?

What do Apple, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, and The Walt Disney Company all have in common?

They all started out as small businesses.

In the mind’s eye of every entrepreneur and small business owner is a vision of a business that will someday grow into something special. Not all ideas are destined to become a global, iconic brand, but every small business that succeeds contributes to employment, generating local tax revenues and enhancing and improving a community.

And each of these small businesses also shared something else in common: they all needed capital to start and grow their businesses. That capital came in the form of traditional loans from a neighborhood bank, investments from family, or funds from an investment fund.

That capital is the lifeblood of commerce and industry and without it, most small businesses would wither and die because they are unable to continue hiring, acquire equipment, increase distribution, or conduct research and development on new products.

In today’s difficult economy, the inability to access capital has been one of the most challenging obstacles to stimulating the economy and pushing the nation’s unemployment rates down. But now there is hope on the horizon for many small business owners as Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for businesses, launches the first of its Access to Capital Small Business Conferences in Los Angeles on October 18, 2012.

In what features a powerhouse line-up of lending companies and business experts, including remarks by Los Angeles City Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is helping businesses learn how to qualify for credit and arrange meetings with a variety of lenders, including alternative and non-traditional sources.  There will be highly relevant moderated panel discussions featuring industry experts across a broad range of topics related to accessing capital.

The line-up of companies attending includes a veritable who’s who of firms working to support small businesses, including: Wells Fargo, American Express, Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses, AEO Works, Lendio, Kabbage, SoMoLend, Crowdfunder, TiltPod, and LegalZoom.

In addition to learning how to qualify for funding, attendees can choose to be paired one-on-one a lending officer, as well as receive a complimentary copy of their D&B D-U-N-S® Number, a unique nine-digit identification sequence used by the world’s most influential standards-setting organizations and recognized, recommended, and often required by global corporations, governments, industry and trade associations.

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. has created a unique opportunity especially for small business owners that can’t be matched anywhere else. In an intimate Town Square setting, small business owners will be able to schedule lender meetings, hear panel discussions on legal issues, regulatory changes, lending practices and management techniques from experts who were picked for their special knowledge of small business.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Space is limited, so don’t let your chance pass you by. Register today and for only $20 you’ll get meetings with lenders, world-class information, your D-U-N-S report and we’ll even throw in lunch!

 

Come Access Your Capital on October 18th!

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