Can Supplier Programs Help Close the Gender Gap?

Women-owned businesses account for less than 5 percent of money borrowed through traditional small business loans, said a Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee report that was released this Wednesday. Many female business owners are also missing out on government contract opportunities, according to the same report. In 1994, Congress set a goal of awarding at least 5 […]

In Case You Didn’t Notice…

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Part of my job as an intern is to tirelessly scour the internet for interesting, informative and insightful articles pertaining to business. This means that when things business news starts to trend on social media I see the same article close to 35 million times (yes, that was a scientifically calculated number. Only the best […]

Brewing the American Dream – Seattle Edition!

Speed Coaching

Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream is presenting a free Speed Coaching event for small business owners in Seattle, Washington. The event offers personalized business advice to small business owners in the food, beverage, and brewing industries. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend six 20-minute sessions where seasoned experts will provide advice and mentorship. […]

Unemployment May Drop to 5%

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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 rate will drop to 5%, contrary to the belief of some economists. Unemployment has been stuck at 6.3%, even […]

Bring Back the Smoke Break: or Why I Did A Double Take This Morning When I Opened My Email

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When I was in high school, we had an interesting schedule layout. Instead of the regular 45-50 minute class periods, we had 90 minutes of class and only 3 to 4 classes a day. It was called a block schedule, and at the time, I thought it was a system devised solely to mess with […]

An Intern’s Thoughts on the Improving Economy

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I recently read Jeff Stibel’s latest article about the improving economy and as a young intern in the big pond of the American workforce, I can say that I am incredibly excited about his assertion that the economy is getting stronger.  The answer to the depressed economy will be small business growth, according to Mr. Stibel.  […]

4 Legal Reforms That Could Affect Your Small Business

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Our legal environment is constantly changing and as old legislation evolves and new reforms are considered, there are some laws and regulations that are inadvertently impacting small businesses in the US and abroad. The following four reforms are either in the process of approval or have recently been approved, and they all could have a big impact […]

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 […]

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Facing Credit Issues

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Steve Strauss, USA Today small business columnist, lawyer, and moderator for our Access to Capital events, recently answered follow up questions that were asked at the event on USA Today’s “Ask an Expert” section. This particular article aims to help those facing bad credit issues and is the first part of a two part series. His article […]

Coolhaus Ice Cream Demo and Sample Treats

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One of the best things about working at Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. is getting to meet and connect with small business owners.  At places like our Access to Capital events, we get to network with some amazing, innovative, ambitious entrepreneurs and really get a feel for what the small business community needs. What’s particularly fulfilling is […]

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