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Access to Capital

Access to Capital

 

Stung by the revelation of the Senate Small Business Committee that only 4% of all commercial loan dollars and only 2.7% of all venture capital funds go to women, WIPP endeavored to take on the access to capital challenge. Looking for policy changes which impact freeing up capital to women, WIPP launched its Capital Access Platform, “Breaking the Bank: Women Entrepreneurs and the Need for Capital.” The platform’s release focused discussions on Capitol Hill and led to an examination of how SBA programs could better serve women.

 

In 2016, WIPP will turn these policy initiatives into reality. To spur lending and fuel innovation, WIPP will engage on three broad themes:

  • Change the capital infrastructure
  • Support small lending institutions
  • Strengthen government investment.

 

The eleven recommendations range from simplified intellectual property filings to ending a “one-size-fits-all” approach to lending regulation to modernizing credit-scoring models. Groundwork to build support in Congress for individual provisions is already underway.

 

Join WIPP’s Access to Capital Committee to get access to exclusive policy briefings and teleconferences with industry experts and policymakers on capital access related issues.  Committee members receive special communications on policy, regulations, and research on this subject matter.

 

 

NEWS & POLICY UPDATES

 

Access to Capital: It’s Time to Aggressively Reduce the Gap for Women Owned Businesses

By JeFreda R Brown, CEO, Goshen Business Group LLC, WIPP National Partner

 

Momentum and Capital

By Magdalah R. Silva

 

Why Women Business Owners Need Better Access to Capital

By Emilia DiMenco, President & CEO, Women’s Business Development Center

 

Bringing Water to the Women’s Capital Desert

By Tracy Killoren Chadwell, Founder and Partner of 1843 Capital, WIPP Friend

 

 

LEGISLATION

 

WIPP advocates for legislation that will increase availability capital and remove obstacles to obtaining it. WIPP is actively tracking the legislation on the list below. Bills are categorized by policy theme:

 

Re-think Credit Scores

 

H.R. 4172 – The Credit Access and Inclusion Act

 

 

Strengthen IP Protections

 

S. 2846 – Small Business Innovation Protection Act of 2016

 

 

Strengthen Government Investment

 

S. 2992 – The Small Business Lending Oversight Act of 2016

 

S. 2867 & H.R. 3784 - The SEC Small Business Advocate Act of 2016

 

S. 2850 – The Microloan Program Modernization Act of 2016

 

H.R. 5672 - State Small Business Credit Initiative Reauthorization

 

H.R. 4168 – The Small Business Capital Formation Enhancement Act

 

 

Accelerate SBIR Commercialization


S. 2812 – SBIR/STTR Reauthorization Act of 2016

 

H.R. 4783 – Commercializing on Small Business Innovation Act

 

 

Support Small Lending

 

H.R. 4638 – Main Street Growth Act

 

H.R. 4850The Micro Offering Safe Harbor Act

 

 

Provide Financial and Business Counseling

 

H.R. 207 - Developing the Next Generation of Small Businesses Act of 2016

 

H.R. 4027  & S. 2126  - The Women’s Small Business Ownership Act

 

 

more Calendar

10/18/2016
WIPP Procurement Committee Meeting (4th Quarter)

10/26/2016
ChallengeHER Albuquerque

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