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 fundingAccess to Capital Logo sources, including traditional bank loans, alternative funding, and crowdfunding, with a fourth panel devoted to successful entrepreneurs extrapolating on how they did it. Interspersed between the panels were spotlights – short presentations – that highlight how certain organizations are helping small businesses.

If you were unable to attend, or simple want some of the best advice available regarding how to find funding for your business, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find access to all the panels and spotlights from that day.

Northwest U.S., get ready. Access to Capital is coming to Seattle on November 12th, so reserve your tickets now! Small business owners in need of funding and great advice, this is the event for you. 

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The Panels

Straight Talk: Getting Traditional Loans in Today’s Economy

If bank loans are your goal, this is for you. Replete with executives from top lending institutions, this panel covered what you need to know to increase your chances of being approved for a bank loan.

Off the Beaten Path: Is Alternative Funding the Route for You?

But we understand. Sometimes you can’t or don’t want to work with banks. This panel, which explores various ways to find funding for your business without going through a bank, is for you

Startups Start Here: Strategies from Entrepreneurs

A must-see for all small business owners and entrepreneurs. Learn from the mistakes and successes of others, then don’t do the former and emulate the latter.

Crowdfunding: What You Need to Know

Crowdfunding. It’s a hot topic. Tips on how best to go about appealing to the vast pool of potential investors are right here.

The Spotlights

Demystifying Personal Credit

Tom Quinn, the Vice President of FICO explains personal credit and the impact it can have for small business owners.

Walmart’s Women’s Economic Empowerment Initiative 

Senior Sourcing Manager Yolanda Ramirez discusses how Walmart is empowering women by choosing to source a significant amount of products from women-owned businesses.

The Power of One in Three 

The Association of EnterpriseOpportunity’s (AEO) President and CEO Connie Evans relays the impact micro business have on the economy, and how AEO is helping the thrive.


Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Jeff Stibel’s presentation about his latest book, Breakpoint, demonstrating how we can learn more about networks by studying the brain, and vice versa.

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Want to attend Access to Capital? Our last stop this year will be Seattle on November 12th!