Helping Small Business in Chicago – The Annual Exchange Tradeshow

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Here at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., we pride ourselves in helping small businesses find success. Amber Colley, our Director of Sales Partnerships, will be doing just that when she speaks at the ChicagoLand Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Exchange Tradeshow in the Windy City on April 2, 2014. This trade show is the largest networking opportunity for […]

Access to Capital 2014 is Here!

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Well folks, it’s finally time: the 2014 Access to Capital tour has begun, and this year, our first stop is in Phoenix on March 26. In years past, we’ve visited cities like Chicago, Atlanta, and Seattle to put together dynamic events to educate small business owners about the diverse opportunities they have to gain access to capital. At […]

Raising Arizona [Capital]

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A couple of weeks ago we met Robert Reed, Founder and CEO of Expose Your Biz Online, at the Women Entrepreneurs Small Business Bootcamp in Phoenix, AZ. The odd twist to this chance networking tale is that we didn’t actually meet him face-to-face. Robert’s personality as we’ve found, and you will find after perusing his […]

January Sees Decrease in Both Hiring and Unemployment Rates

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The recent trend of decreased hiring rates have some fearing a slowing of the labor and market economic recovery. While many analysts have attributed December’s decrease in growth to the uncharacteristically cold weather prompted by the polar vortex, it is becoming clear that hiring overall is going down. The U.S. added fewer jobs in January, […]

Congressional Hearing: Examining the Post-Recessional Small Business Lending Environment

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Earlier today, our CEO Jeff Stibel joined other small business funding experts in Washington DC to discuss today’s funding environment in an effort to look for ways the government can increase access to capital for small business owners. The people giving testimony included: Ann Marie Wiersch, Policy Analyst, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland Jeff Stibel, […]

Access to Capital: Making It Rain (Funding) In Seattle

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There’s a single event responsible for millions of dollars of loan originations for small business owners. It’s created bursts of successfully funded ventures in three cities so far – Los Angeles, Chicago, and Atlanta – and now it’s coming to the Northwest. In its last appearance of the year, Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet will […]

Funding Tips and other Advice from Experts at Access to Capital Atlanta

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Last month, we brought Access to Capital to Atlanta, Georgia. Over 300 small business owners and entrepreneurs participated in a day filled with one-on-one meetings with lenders, and educational panels of experts. The panels covered the most pertinent funding sources, including traditional bank loans, alternative funding, and crowdfunding, with a fourth panel devoted to successful […]

Access to Capital Atlanta: Bringing Small Business Owners and Lenders Together

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There was really only one place for Atlanta entrepreneurs and small business owners to be on Wednesday, August 14th: Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet in the ballrooms of the Hyatt Regency. Jammed with over 300 small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs all striving to acquire funding for their ventures, the atmosphere virtually hummed with ideas and […]

All Access Pass

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To start and run a business often requires borrowed capital. Self-evident as that may be, finding the right lender for your business it crucial. Whether every lender wants to throw money at you, or nearly every one you meet with rejects you, working with the lender that best fits your business may be the catalyst […]

Need Capital? 57 Insights on Traditional Loans, Alternative Funding, Startups, and Crowdfunding

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If you missed our latest Access to Capital event in Chicago, you missed some of the best advice on raising capital available to small business owners. But you’re in luck: we recorded the four panels, scanned each one for excellent quotes, and listed them below. See what experts in various industries recommend you do when looking for […]

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