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 […]

Are lenders putting money back in the hands of small businesses?

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It’s looking that way While lately it seems as though small businesses haven’t been dealt the most desirable hand, forecasts are showing that there is indeed light at the end of the tunnel. Recent surveys predict the financial lending market will be offering up greater opportunities for small businesses to get back into the game. […]

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

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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, […]

Deep Dish Pizza, the Bulls, and Small Business: That’s Chicago!

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[Editor’s note: We’re pleased to welcome this first post from, Biz2Credit, written by Liz Jacob, a writer and editor living in New York. Biz2Credit Business Loans is an online credit resource for small business loans, business loans for women, equipment financing, working capital and other funding options. They’ve secured $800 million in funding for small business owners in the U.S. […]

Growing Chicago: $10k Business Pitch Contest

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Access to capital is a foremost concern for many business owners. Whether it’s raising funds for a new business idea, applying for a loan to expand and bring on new employees, or simply needing a little extra to cover costs that month, capital is essential to business’s success. That’s the reason we began Access to […]

Next Stop on the Access to Capital Road Trip: Chicago!

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On October 18th, 2012, a catalyst occurred in Los Angeles, a catalyst that led to tens of millions of dollars in new small business loans. What happened that day, you might wonder. What one thing could be responsible for prompting millions of dollars of small business loans? I’ll tell you. It was an event: Access […]

SBA Fishes For Borrowers


Small Businesses have always formed the backbone of the American economy.  These entrepreneurial pioneers embody the spirit of possibility, the tireless work ethic, and the simple hope for something better that lies at the heart of the American ideal. The problem is, our small businesses have been some of the hardest hit by this recession.  […]

5 Great Resources for Entrepreneurial Veterans

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November 11th is the day when we as a country honor and celebrate the service of America’s military personnel. The US Department of Veteran Affairs recently reported that the unemployment rate for veterans dropped to 6.3 percent in October, at least for those who served pre-9/11. While that number is well below the national average, […]


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