Managing your Business Risk Effectively

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Having a risk management strategy is important to your business’ success. Businesses should constantly be asking themselves how they’re protecting themselves, their data, their employees, and their customers. While it would be impossible to plan ahead for every curve ball thrown at your business, don’t think of managing your risks as a chore where you […]

Abe Lincoln’s Birthday (With Cake)

He always looks so serious. Cheer up, Abe - it's your birthday!

Ten score and four years ago, Nancy Lincoln brought forth on this continent, a child, who grew into a man our forefathers would have been proud of and history reveres; a man dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.  You know who I’m referring to with a mix of plagiarism and allusion: Mr. […]

Abraham Lincoln: President, Intellectual, Business Credit Reporter

Abraham Lincoln's signature on a business credit report for the Mercantile Company

The explosion of Abraham Lincoln back into the public sphere this summer as an axe-wielding vampire-hacker reopened America’s fascination with our country’s 16th president. And now Steven Spielberg’s more, let’s just say realistic interpretation – starring Daniel Day-Lewis as the historic President – has arrived, aptly titled Lincoln. In light of this, we at Dun & […]

What’s More Important Than a Job? A Steady Job

The Importance of a Steady Job by R.R. Deupree in the February 1939 Dun's Review.

Many often consider employment numbers an indication of the national economic situation, as well as the progress of individual businesses. Still, a dramatic increase in these numbers alone cannot foreshadow a healthy economy. Like in times past, consistency is key. Looking back in February 1939 archives of The Dun’s Review, former president of The Procter & […]

Is a good business email all that different from a classic business letter?

Cover of Dun's Review for October 1939

In the October 1939 issue of the Dun’s Review, Arthur H. Little wrote an article entitled “The Cardinal Qualities of a Good Business Letter” with advice on the best way to handle customer correspondence. Of course, back then, common correspondence meant a handwritten letter that might take days or weeks to reach the recipient. Although […]

The Power of Product Placement: The Trend Continues

A crowd-drawing tie-up between manufacturer and film-producer: mounted in the side of a Chevrolet van is a stage where scenes from a current movie are enacted. Chevrolet dealers parade their models with the van.

No Strings Attached, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Hop, and Transformers: Dark of the Moon all share a common quality – each of these films features scenes with Apple product placement. According to Brandcameo, an online resource for branding information, Apple had more appearances in blockbuster films than any other brand in 2010. It appeared in […]

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