Small Business Marketing

Locating Warm Leads

Locating Warm Leads

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Wharton Business Plan Competition Winners

There was an abundance of business competitions around us this spring, and we were thrilled. Ever since we started our Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative program in 2012, we've had the privilege of witnessing several booming business competitions that … [Read More...]

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University of Illinois Winners of Cozad New Venture Competition

In the middle of the summer, university business competitions are winding down and we're reflecting on all the amazing competitions we proudly sponsored through our Entrepreneurial Growth Initiative program. Among them was the Cozad New Venture … [Read More...]

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What Small Businesses Can Learn from Baseball

Business is full of sports metaphors for one good reason: they make sense. The concepts behind creating a winning sports team and a winning business team are not as far apart as one might think. Concepts like understanding roles, working toward a … [Read More...]

Locating Warm Leads

Locating Warm Leads

by Steve Strauss My most recent book, Planet Entrepreneur, was co-written with a dozen leading entrepreneurs and business experts from around the globe. These folks come from wildly different backgrounds – from an entrepreneur in India who is … [Read More...]

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Keep Your Intellectual Property Safe

Recently, we announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office issued five more patents to Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., for a total of fifteen patents in our portfolio. The patents range from innovative business credit and … [Read More...]

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SBA Updates Small Business Size Standards

The U.S. Small Business Association (SBA) recently issued updated monetary based small business size standards. Monetary based size standards include factors such as receipts, assets, net worth, and income. The new standards will allow more … [Read More...]

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Don’t Let Business Fraud Destroy Your Business

As security breaches become more sophisticated, more detrimental and more widespread, small business owners and consumers alike should be aware of the possible types of fraud they could fall victim to.  There is a fine line, however, between being … [Read More...]

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Unemployment May Drop to 5%

Jeffrey Stibel, CEO of Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp., made an appearance last week on the Wall Street Journal's News Hub, an online video review of the top news stories of the day. Mr. Stibel discussed his prediction that the unemployment … [Read More...]

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Small Business Awards & Conference

Next week, the LA Area Chamber of Commerce and LA District Office will be holding the 2014 Small Business Awards & Conference. Featured speakers at the event include Kevin Harrington, inventor of the infomercial and the original "Shark Tank" … [Read More...]

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America’s Small Business Summit

Today, the United States Chamber of Commerce will be hosting its 10th Annual America's Small Business Summit. The Small Business Summit is an event designed to gather small business owners and entrepreneurs to learn and connect with each other … [Read More...]

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