Wharton Business Plan Competition Winners

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There was an abundance of business competitions around us this spring, and we were thrilled. Ever since we started our Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative program in 2012, we’ve had the privilege of witnessing several booming business competitions that have reminded us–not that we could easily forget– that entrepreneurship is alive and well. One of the programs we watched […]

University of Illinois Winners of Cozad New Venture Competition


In the middle of the summer, university business competitions are winding down and we’re reflecting on all the amazing competitions we proudly sponsored through our Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative program. Among them was the Cozad New Venture Competition hosted by the Technology Entrepreneur Center at the University of Illinois. The competition was on April 25th and served as an invitation […]

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 […]

Roundup: Jeff posts in February

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It’s always an exciting time around the intern surfboard when our CEO Jeff Stibel publishes a post online. February was a good month to get a peek into his mind with his articles on LinkedIn and HBR. As an intern, it’s nice to see that Jeff is not a mystery executive. Almost every other day, […]

Jeff Stibel featured in Entrepreneur: Why Dabbling Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur


It’s been a very busy month for Jeff Stibel and we’re excited to share a recent Entrepreneur post he was featured in: Why Dabbling Can Make You a Better Entrepreneur by Lisa Evans. The work-life balance is vital for entrepreneurs and business owners, and it’s great to see Jeff’s perspective on how dabbling in many different interest areas “can make you smarter […]

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

Business owners meeting with a lender representative from Peoples Bank in Town Square

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 […]

Five Steps to Creating a Killer Business Plan


[Editor's Note: This is a guest post by Liz Jacob, a writer and editor living in New York. She is a writer for Biz2Credit, the #1 online credit resource for small business loans, business loans for women, equipment financing, working capital and other funding options. Biz2Credit has secured $800 million in funding for small business owners […]

Story Telling Might Make Your Business


Last week a group of interns from the office attended The Moth, a themed story-slam, in Los Angeles. Not familiar with The Moth? It goes like this:  Imagine 70 extremely stylish, incredibly articulate and modestly hipster Los Angeles natives (let that be synonymous for directors, screenwriters, costume designers, musicians, comedians and other talented beings) gathered […]

Putting Seattle Small Businesses in the Spotlight

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The SBA kicked off Small Business Week in Seattle on Monday. Wonderful weather (seriously gorgeous – we’ve got pictures to prove it), a personal welcome by President Barack Obama (okay, it was televised), and the awesome Microsoft campus contributed to the enlivening and fertile environment. Entrepreneurs were treated to an armchair interview moderated by SBA […]


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