I have written it before and I think it is as current and key as ever before today:
The key tool in survival and prosperity in the world today, not just in business but in almost everything is not access to capital and other traditional sources of "power".
It is access to markets, agoras in general (economic or other, even .... dating, visiting relatives, social activities, etc, etc).
You can have access to capital (venture or loans), ease to set up a new company in a few minutes, etc, etc, etc, a great product or service to "sell", but without real access to a suitable market for the said product or service, it is no use, IMO (in my opinion).
What are the key elements of "real access"? Technical/physical and regulatory and "bureaucratic" and marketing/business related.