Access to Capital is finishing off 2014 in New York City on Nov. 12. Over 200 people have registered for the one-day event, which includes a panel of lending experts that will discuss traditional and alternative lending options, and spotlight presentations on equity, crowdfunding and business credit. Small business owners will also have the ability to sign up for pre-scheduled, one-on-one meetings with a range of lenders, legal experts, business resources, and advisors.
The event takes place at Lighthouse Chelsea Piers from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. and the day is jam-packed with speakers and presentations, including a panel moderated by Kate Rogers from CNBC entitled “Traditional vs. Alternative Loans: What’s right for your business?”
Local and national lending experts along with entrepreneurs will share their stories with small business owners in hopes of helping them understand the best funding option for their business. This is incredibly valuable information since 65% of New York and New Jersey small to medium-sized businesses believe that they will have difficulty raising both equity and debt financing within the next six months, according to Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. and Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management’s Third Quarter 2014 Private Capital Access Index Survey (PCA).
Even with lower interest rates, small businesses are still not applying for loans, and are instead seeking alternative lenders with higher rates because they fear having their loan application denied.
“Our economy is still on the mend and won’t be finally healed until our small businesses are able to access the funding they need to grow and thrive,” said Jeff Stibel, Chairman and CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. “We look forward to bringing our Access to Capital event to New York City and providing small businesses in the region with the education and access to funding options that they are lacking.”
Event speakers include:
- Gustavo Perez, Accion
- Brett Baris, Credibility Capital
- Amber Colley, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
- Martha Soffer, SBA
- Bennie Edgerson, Bennie Daye Services
- Erica Dorn, Baruch College
- Lloyd Cambridge, NYC Business Solutions
- Ralph C Bumbaca, TD Bank
- Paul Krische, Capital One
- Erin Fairbanks, Heritage Food
- Greater Newark Enterprise Corp.
- BOC Capital
- Capital One
- Credibility Capital
- Brooklyn Cooperative Federal Credit Union
- Wells Fargo
- SoBro Credit
- TD Bank
- Merchant Cash & Capital
Can’t make it to this event? Read up on our past Access to Capital tour stops or check out these other events happening in the NYC area:
The NYC Development Finance Conference brings together not-for-profits, developers, lenders, and others to enhance understanding of the finance tools available for innovative development in communities throughout the five boroughs.
Topics will include housing finance, commercial development, infrastructure investments, and the industrial landscape, among others. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn from top industry experts about how to utilize development finance tools to make your projects a reality!
CoInvent has partnered up with The Yard: Space to Work to host the first ever CoInvent Startup Showcase event on Thursday, November 13th in Manhattan’s Flatiron District. Two entire floors at The Yard’s 234 5th Avenue location will be dedicated to this event. Each showcasing startup will have the opportunity to walk away with $3000 cash (provided by CoInvent) + $3000 in credit towards office space at The Yard’s Flatiron location. This event is free to attend for those who RSVP. Beer, and light refreshments will be available. RSVP is mandatory for all attendees.
Small Business Expo is the most anticipated networking event of the year for business professionals to learn about products & services to help their business exceed its goals, network with other industry professionals & attend informative and cutting-edge workshops & seminars. If you are a business owner, entrepreneur or someone that works for a small business you should attend this trade show & conference. Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. will be there! Please come by our booth and say hello!
Free Financial Literacy Sessions @ East Midtown Partnership (Nov. 5, 3-day event)
The East Midtown Partnership will team with Certified Financial Planner, David Polevoy of Beekman Financial Planning LLC, to offer a series of FREE financial literacy sessions. Every two weeks, David will join us in our conference room (875 Third Avenue, Mezzanine; between East 52nd Street and East 53rd Street) to heighten your knowledge of – and answer your questions about – different financial management topics.
Photo Credit: Jennifer Crawford, D&B Credibility Corp.