Access to Capital

The Five Main Credit Scoring Factors

Your credit score is an important part of your loan application. But it takes more than on-time payments to build a good credit score. Five factors help explain how credit agencies evaluate the information in your credit reports when calculating your personal credit score. The better your score on each of these factors, the higher your overall credit score. These five main factors include:

Introducing Venturize

Venturize is a free online resource hub for small business owners who need help accessing tools and resources to grow their businesses. Managed by nonprofit organization Small Business Majority, Venturize offers unbiased education and resources about small business loans, retirement and healthcare options to empower entrepreneurs to make the best financial decisions for their business.

Resources and more for veteran small business owners

Did you know there are more than 2.5 million veteran-owned businesses in the U.S? Our nation’s veterans are hard-working, resilient and resourceful, making them specially equipped for entrepreneurship. However, they can often face significant obstacles when it comes to accessing capital and business networks. If this sounds familiar to you, you’ve come to the right place. In honor of National Veterans Small Business Week, we’re sharing some of our favorite stories of successful veteran entrepreneurs and resources that can help you start and grow a veteran-owned business. 

Predatory lending cripples business half a lifetime in the making

While many 13-year-olds dream of becoming firefighters or football players, 13-year-old Johnathon Bush not only dreamed of being an entrepreneur but was already becoming one. While growing up in Toledo, Ohio, he realized the only way he could make money at a young age was through entrepreneurship, so he started baking cookies and selling them to friends and family. But, his bake sales evolved into something bigger than his middle school self could have expected. 

HACER NEGOCIOS CON EL GOBIERNO FEDERAL COMO SUBCONTRATISTA

El gobierno federal invierte miles de millones de dólares en contratos cada año, lo que lo convierte en el mayor comprador de bienes y servicios del país. Trabajar con el gobierno como proveedor o contratista es una gran oportunidad para las pequeñas empresas, especialmente porque las agencias federales tienen la obligación de contratar al menos el 23 % de los servicios de dueños de pequeñas empresas.

With a level playing field, latino entrepreneurs could contribute $1.47 trillion to the U.S. economy

As an organization committed to creating access to capital for Latino entrepreneurs, we feel it is critical to share a look at the state of Latino-owned businesses. We encourage everyone to ask themselves if they are stepping up to support Latino small business growth and success.

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