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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

When Bank Loans Fail, Where Do You Find Alternative Lending?

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Sometimes traditional forms of lending are out of the question. There can be a variety of reasons, from a poor business credit score to lack of adequate revenue to being to new (and thus posing a higher risk). Additionally, if you run a micro business, banks may not see you as profitable enough. Fortunately, there […]

Want Funding? 54 Insights from Traditional Lenders, Alternative Lenders, Entrepreneurs, and Successful Business Leaders

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In the wake of our successful, first-ever Access to Capital event, and just in time for Small Business Saturday, we combed through the hours and hours of video recorded at the event to provide you these 54 nuggets of financial wisdom! Want to dive deeper than just great quotes?  Watch the presentation in full here: Let […]

LIVE Event Webcast: Looking for Capital to Grow Your Business?

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We’re really excited to announce that our team has worked closely with our partners at Livestream so that we can stream tomorrow’s Access to Capital event to small business owners all over the country… for FREE! All day tomorrow, Thursday October 18th, we’ll be live-streaming panels and presentations with credit experts, traditional lenders, alternative lenders […]

Alternative Funding: When Traditional Loans Just Don’t Fit

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Small Business Owners: What comes to mind when you see the word “loan”? Something to do with banks, right? Did you know there  are organizations that offer loans designed to meet the needs of small and micro businesses? But where do you find these”alternative” loans? In one incredible event, we’re bringing together five experts in alternative funding to help you […]

Where Can Small Business Owners Get Access to Capital?

In a recent study conducted by Pepperdine University in partnership with Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp, we learned that 44% of small and mid-sized business owners indicated that they thought increased access to capital would be the best way to, “spur U.S. job creation,” in 2012 [.pdf]. The most obvious source of business funding is the banking […]

Alternative Ways to Get Money When You Can’t Get a Loan

For small business owners, it has been a tough few years in terms of getting loans to help start, conduct or grow their business. As the economy putters along, however, there are some alternative sources of funding to traditional business loans. The following articles present different ways to finance business operations, their pitfalls and steps […]

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