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 business pitch.

VC Mark Achler says practice your pitch to tell a great story:

Sharon Schneider of Moxie Jean says you shouldn’t wait for perfection, but start pitching as soon as possible:

Saq Nadeem of Paradise 4 Paws says you shouldn’t be intimidated to iterate on your pitch, but focus on one thing you want to get out of your pitch:

These short videos are loaded with great nuggets of wisdom that can help you when you’re looking to get access to capital to fund your business growth.

Would access to capital help you grow your business?

Access to Capital LogoWe’re building off the success of last Novembers’s LA Access to Capital event to cities all around the country.  Our next event will be in Chicago on May 22, where we have over 20 lenders from traditional banks to alternative lenders to venture capitalists to crowdfunding experts to help you understand the best way for you to fund your business’ growth!

Join us at Access to Capital and use the promo code: “Social” to save 50% off the $49 price!

Ready to Pitch?

There’s more!  Our team has created a contest to give away $10,000 to one business owner who provides the best pitch for how they’d use the money to grow their Illinois business!

It’s really easy to take part. You need only use the lessons from the videos above and upload a video of your business pitch today!