About Dustin Luther

As Director of Engagement at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp (@DandB), I manage our teams focused on social media and events and always looking for opportunities to engage with small business owners and influencers, both online and in-person! You can find me on Twitter (@tyr), Facebook (dluther) and Google+ (+Dustin Luther).

Do you have an interesting opportunity you'd like to get in front of the @DandB team? Maybe an interesting idea, product or story? Maybe an event that attracts small business experts? Let's talk!

Building Business Credit — Answers to Questions from Our SBA Webinar

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Recently, we worked with the SBA to host a webinar designed to help business owners understand the steps they can take to help build their business credit.   Based on the sheer number of follow up questions, it was clear that audience members were fully engaged. The SBA has posted a recording of the presentation: And […]

Will Small Business Owners Lead the “Jobs” Recovery?

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Early today, our CEO Jeff Stibel released a report on Harvard Business Review that highlights our forecast that small business owners will lead us out of our “jobless recovery” by hiring at rates that are greater than economists are currently predicting. The main conclusion we’ve reached is that unemployment will likely drop to 5% in […]

Celebrating Small Businesses Nationwide #SBW2014

Celebrating Small Businesses Nationwide #SBW2014

Our team is thrilled to be taking part in the many of the National Small Business Week 2014 (#SBW2014) festivities taking part around the country this week! We’ll be in Kansas City, Boston, and Washington D.C., so look out for the Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. booth at each of these events and say hello! This […]

Leveraging The Supply Program Coordinator Relationship

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Similar to the federally and state-sponsored supplier diversity programs, many large corporations have supply programs for small businesses. Walmart, Home Depot and Northrop Grumman are just a few of the big name corporations that have these supplier programs, which give small business owners the opportunity to boost business revenue with large, stable corporate contracts. Because […]

Business Fraud: Get Informed Before Your Business Gets Hit

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Business fraud is becoming an increasingly prominent threat, and all business owners should remain alert about the many possible types of fraud they could be victims to. Small businesses are particularly vulnerable because they typically lack the manpower to devote to internal controls and asset monitoring. Though the creativity used by some fraudsters makes categorizing […]

Should Your Organization Be More Agile?

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If you answered “yes,” then you might be interested in learning more about one of the hottest project management topics in discussion over the past few years: technology teams that have tight turn around requirements will often move away from the traditional “waterfall” software development approach to an “agile” approach.  Agile & Waterfall Methodologies is a […]

Small Business Success Podcast: Improving Your Business Credit

CredibilityLive with Steve Strauss

Just a few minutes ago, Steve Strauss, a spotlight expert from our recent Access to Capital event in Seattle, (and guest on one of my favorite CredibilityLIVE events: How to Get Your Business Funded) interviewed our very own Maria Sirvas to discuss how small business can improve their business credit.   You can listen to […]

Should You Be Worried About Your Business’s Online Security?

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The stats around the number of businesses impacted by online crimes are staggering. However, many business owners are simply unprepared for a cyber attack. Of course, small business owners often do not have the security resources of larger firms, but that doesn’t mean you should risk letting your businesses become a cybercrime statistic. Along these lines, the SBA […]

Mari Smith: Facebook Marketing Made Easy

Mari Smith

Welcome to our last Small Business Saturday podcast! We’ve really enjoyed sharing these retail tips with you, and we hope you’ll take full advantage of the advice given here to make the most of the holiday shopping season. We couldn’t have chosen a better last act: Mari Smith is a renowned social media strategist, speaker […]

Rieva Lesonsky: Boosting In-Store and Online Holiday Sales

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Joining us for our third Small Business Saturday podcast is Rieva Lesonsky, CEO, President, and founder of GrowBiz Media, who also contributes to SmallBizDaily.com and Smallbiztrends.com. Formerly the Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Magazine, she’s been helping small business owners in multiple capacities for over 30 years! Rieva sat down with us to share some of her insights […]

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