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


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 […]

LA Startups: Read This

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LA startups: Now is the time to strut your stuff, to show what you have been so diligently and passionately working on the last few years, months, weeks, even. Crowdfunder is kicking off the Fall 2013 CROWDFUNDxLA contest as a part of Social Media Week LA, and that means you have the chance to win a sizable […]

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 […]

How to Make an Effective Video Pitch

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If you’re thinking of starting a crowdfunding campaign, you need a video. Besides being a fun way to demonstrate / show off your business / idea, campaigns with videos get waaaaay more engagement than campaigns without videos. An engaging, informative, and persuasive video highlighting what makes your business worth investing in can seem like a daunting undertaking. […]

Can we really bring together 21 lenders who want to fund your business growth?

startup alley

After months  of planning, outreach and tons of community support, we’re getting so close to next week’s Access to Capital event in Chicago! And couldn’t be more excited! If you’re a business owner from the Illinois area looking to fund you’re business growth, we sure hope you’ll join us at the Navy Pier on Wednesday, […]

Can Perfecting Your Pitch Move Your Business Forward?

Sharon Schneider of Moxie Jeans

We are so fortunate to have so many wonderful entrepreneurs, lenders, venture capitalists and more joining us at Access to Capital Chicago on May 22. We sat down with a few of them (Mark Achler, Sharon Schneider and Saq Nadeem) and were blown away by how consistent they were in the importance of working on your […]

Feast on this: Top 5 Things We Are Thankful For


What kind of tan did Pilgrims get at the beach? A Puritan. Ba dum ching. Joking aside, all of us here at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility have a lot to be thankful for this year. Our team has grown in 2012 from sea to shining sea, and much like a Thanksgiving feast, every ingredient plays […]

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

Traditional Loans

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?

Jane Pak, Moderator of the Accessing Capital for Women and Minorities Panel

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 […]


No Refunds

In response to NPR’s segment on the woes crowdfunding contributors face if projects fail to deliver – namely what happens to the money acquired through funding – Kickstarter released an update to their Terms of Use on their blog. Not surprisingly, Kickstarter maintained that they are not responsible for overseeing refunds to “Backers” (the term Kickstarter uses in […]


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