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Topical Tuesday: Access to Capital

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Access to Capital
with The Iowa Center's Ashley Sloterdyk and TJ Daniels

Access to capital can be a challenge for small business owners. Without adequate funding businesses cannot grow and thrive. During this Topical Tuesday we will explore various forms of capital available to small businesses.

A few of the topics we will discuss:

  • Traditional bank financing
  • Non-traditional capital
  • Non-bank lenders
  • Online campaigns
  • Friends and family
  • Lines of credit and factoring

Join us as we talk about the pros and cons concerning each type of capital and how to be wise in your choices. 


Ashley Sloterdyk is the Credit + Lending Manager for the Iowa Center for Economic Success. Ashley has over 20 years’ experience in national sales in the marine industry and the financial services industry. Owning and operating a state-wide construction industry company and a retail sales company, Ashley is well versed in experiencing the highs and lows of small business ownership along with the acceptance and rejection of selling to consumer and business clients. Ashley brings a unique set of skills and ideas having been through almost everything from financing to selling his whole career.

TJ Daniels has worked at The Iowa Center for three years. TJ’s specialty is Credit and Lending and also assists client with budgeting and credit counseling. In the time she has spent at The Iowa Center she feels that she lives the mission every day in empowering Iowans to succeed as they pursue opportunities for financial success thru small business ownership. Outside of the Iowa Center she has a nine year old son. They love to travel and do Cub Scout activities. TJ says, “Being an owner of several small businesses over the years I feel that I can understand and better help my clients in directing them on certain topics having been thru several obstacles myself.” 

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