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Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet Chicago

Dun & Bradstreet

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet Chicago

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What kind of capital is best for your business? How can you gain access to the right sources?

Join us at Access to Capital Chicago to find out the answers to these questions, and start the process with a pre-scheduled 1:1 meeting with a local lender.

In one day we give you:

  • What banks often look for
  • The variety of funding options and which may be right for your business
  • Access to community resources that specialize in helping small businesses in Chicago
  • Pre-scheduled, 1:1 meetings with the 30+ lending officers who will be onsite representing the full spectrum of opportunities!

May 22 is a day your business can’t afford to miss. Register now for access to our expert speakers, panels, community organizations, banks, and a FREE copy of your business’s D&B credit report.

We are providing free breakfast and lunch.


Panels will include:Access to Capital Chicago Panelists

  • Straight Talk: Getting Traditional Loans in Today’s Economy
    • Each financial institution has its own unique approach to lending and extending credit. Find out what the banks are looking for and get actionable tips on how to secure financing.
  • Off the Beaten Path: Is Alternative Funding the Route for You?
    • There are many alternative capital options available: micro-lenders, CDFIs, and credit unions. Learn how these powerful sources of capital differ from traditional lenders and how they can benefit your small business.
  • Startups Start Here: Strategies from Entrepreneurs
    • Most large companies were once small businesses or startups. Don't miss this panel if you want to learn from real entrepreneurs how they grew their businesses from concept, to prototype, to growth.
  • Crowdfunding: Should You Be in with the “In Crowd?”
    • Crowdfunding organizations are funding thousands of projects. Hear from some of them about how they work to see which models could benefit your business.

Town Square

Guests will have the opportunity to partake in roundtables as well as one-on-one face time with a variety of lenders, legal and business resources and advisors. There will be five specialized communities on hand to provide start-ups and small businesses with a well-rounded curriculum from accessing capital, legal advice, expert advisors and a variety of resources in a comfortable and modern Main Street setting.

Town Hall

The place to be for informative sessions by a panel of industry leaders and lenders providing valuable insight into accessing capital, and the ins-and-outs of lending opportunities and local services.

Stay tuned for more announcements, including panelists, speakers, and how to register for your 1:1.

More Info

For more information, contact Lauren Simpson at lsimpson@dandb.com or 310-919-2230.

If you are interested in participating in this or future Access to Capital events as a partner or sponsor, please contact ATCsponsorship@dandb.com.

Also, check out the Growing Chicago $10,000 Business Pitch Contest: Vote for your favorite video or post your own telling us what you'd do with capital for your business.


Lenders at Access to Capital Chicago_sponsors



Have questions about Access to Capital: Money to Mainstreet Chicago? Contact Dun & Bradstreet

When & Where

Navy Pier
600 E Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60611

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT)

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Dun & Bradstreet

Dun & Bradstreet is the leading provider of credit building and credibility solutions for emerging businesses. While our ideas are novel and our company is innovative, our roots are steeped in tradition, woven into the fiber of corporate America and a credit reporting industry dating back to 1837.

Dun & Bradstreet provides the only real business credit monitoring solution available to companies looking to monitor and impact their own business credit profile. Our leading credit monitoring products are used by hundreds of thousands of companies interested in helping protect their business reputation. Dun & Bradstreet additionally offers solutions that help businesses gauge their potential business risk by tracking the credit and creditworthiness of the companies with which they do business.

Our business credit products feature the Dun & Bradstreet D-U-N-S® Number, a unique nine-digit identification sequence used by the world’s most influential standards-setting organizations and recognized, recommended and often required by global corporations, governments, industry and trade associations. Many of our products include Dun & Bradstreet’s proprietary set of key ratings including the PAYDEX® Score, a predictive indicator for paying bills on time; the Financial Stress Score, an indicator of financial stress in the next 12 months; and the Credit Limit Recommendation, which provides guidelines for extending business credit and an overall Dun & Bradstreet Rating which addresses the overall assessment of a business.

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