For many entrepreneurs, whether veteran or rookie, the toughest part of launching a business is finding funding. Some business owners struggle with qualifying for a loan, others struggle with identifying lenders who will best suit their needs, and some simply don’t know where to begin. Access to Capital, an initiative started by Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. to address these struggles and grow local small businesses, is coming to Atlanta on August 14, 2013 and will be sponsored by Bank of America. businesses are the core of the United States economy accounting for 64 percent of net new jobs in the last 20 years, but only half of all new businesses survive past five years, according to the Small Business Administration. It is important for business owners to educate themselves about how to fund and grow their companies past this hurdle, and Access to Capital is designed to do just that.


At Access to Capital Atlanta, small business owners will be exposed to expert speakers and panelists that will address the ins-and-outs of lending and will also have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with representatives from a variety of lenders.


Bank of America participated in the Access to Capital events in Los Angeles and Chicago and will be a key sponsor at the upcoming Atlanta event. A spokesperson from Bank of America will participate in the Traditional Lending panel and eight representatives will be available for lending appointments.


It is important to have a well-established business plan that includes future goals and projections before approaching a lender. This event is also helpful to entrepreneurs in the earlier stages of business development trying to hone their business models and gain the footing necessary to garner attention from financiers. The Community Resource Center at Access to Capital Atlanta will host a variety of local resources, like business development centers and chambers, to cater to these needs.


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Access to Capital Consultations and 1:1 Meetings
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