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How to Crowd Source for Your Small Business

Crowd sourcing can be a useful tool for business owners looking to finish a project on a budget. Here are 4 helpful guidelines to follow when you get started.

By | July 7th, 2017|

Will The New SEC Rules Around Equity Crowdfunding Change Small Business Funding? The SMB Community Weighs In

The buzz around our weekly chats on Twitter has been building, and now with a major change happening in the small business world, we're seizing the opportunity to find out how business owners and experts are feeling. In the past, we centered our questions around quality content, building trust, and becoming influential online. This week, [...]

By | March 27th, 2015|

Access to Capital NYC: Bringing Funding to the Concrete Jungle

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 [...]

By | October 23rd, 2014|

Access to Capital: Making It Rain (Funding) In Seattle

Get updates for Access to Capital Seattle by following @Accesstocapital and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. on Twitter. Use the hashtag #GetA2C to follow and join the conversation! There's a single event responsible for millions of dollars of loan originations for small business owners. It's created bursts of successfully funded ventures in three cities [...]

By | October 28th, 2013|

LA Startups: Read This

LA startups: Now is the time to strut your stuff, to show what you have been so diligently and passionately working on the last few years, months, weeks, even. Crowdfunder is kicking off the Fall 2013 CROWDFUNDxLA contest as a part of Social Media Week LA, and that means you have the chance to win a sizable [...]

By | August 27th, 2013|

Need Capital? 57 Insights on Traditional Loans, Alternative Funding, Startups, and Crowdfunding

If you missed our latest Access to Capital event in Chicago, you missed some of the best advice on raising capital available to small business owners. But you're in luck: we recorded the four panels, scanned each one for excellent quotes, and listed them below. See what experts in various industries recommend you do when looking for [...]

By | July 1st, 2013|

How to Make an Effective Video Pitch

If you're thinking of starting a crowdfunding campaign, you need a video. Besides being a fun way to demonstrate / show off your business / idea, campaigns with videos get waaaaay more engagement than campaigns without videos. An engaging, informative, and persuasive video highlighting what makes your business worth investing in can seem like a daunting undertaking. [...]

By | June 3rd, 2013|

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

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, [...]

By | May 17th, 2013|

Can Perfecting Your Pitch Move Your Business Forward?

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 [...]

By | May 9th, 2013|

Feast on this: Top 5 Things We Are Thankful For

What kind of tan did Pilgrims get at the beach? A Puritan. Ba dum ching. Joking aside, all of us here at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility have a lot to be thankful for this year. Our team has grown in 2012 from sea to shining sea, and much like a Thanksgiving feast, every ingredient plays [...]

By | November 21st, 2012|