Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Ranked Top 10 Places to work in Lehigh Valley

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Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. was recently recognized as one of the top 10 places to work in Lehigh Valley. In a survey conducted by The Morning Call and partner, WorkplaceDynamics, out of nearly 16,000 businesses in Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, 485 companies were nominated, and 51 companies were considered. The survey was an overview of how employees […]

Jeff Stibel on Quality vs Quantity Business Relationships

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Michael Simmons’ Forbes article titled “The Most Important Decision You Need to Make When Building a Network ” tackles the questions we are all wondering when it comes to establishing relationships. Creating an extensive network, both personally and professionally, is tempting, but it brings up the age-old dilemma: “Quality or quantity?” Initially, growth is both essential and […]

SBA Online Government Contracting Training

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Small business owners too often diminish their own value. While your business may be small, that does not mean it does not have the potential to be a profitable enterprise! Each year the government spends almost $100 billion dollars in goods and services provided by small businesses. These government contracts may appear difficult to obtain, […]

What the State of the Union Address Means for Small Business

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Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday was an important moment for small business owners everywhere.  The President covered a wide breadth of issues from immigration policies to tax reform, but he focused extensively on what his administration is doing to create jobs as well as what small business owners can do to increase […]

Budget Deal Could Put Government Contractors Back In Business

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The bipartisan budget deal concocted by Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wisc.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D., Wash.) could increase contracts for small businesses that work with the government. Though it does not replace all the spending the sequester cut earlier this year, it does increase spending by $60 billion, with most of it directed toward domestic purchases […]

Can Your Business Afford the Government Shutdown?

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You’ve no doubt heard that our Federal Government is shut down. Every news source is covering it, and everyone on Twitter is jabbering away. Of course there’s good reason to be outraged: It seems our government is better at creating problems than finding solutions. No matter whose fault the current crisis is, it’s imperative that […]

Small Business Forecast: Partly Cloudy But Looks to Clear

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Good thing the small business forecast is nothing like the weather. While it’s been pretty fog-locked since June (at least here in Southern California), many small businesses have a brighter outlook, according to a recent survey by j2 Global. Of the 2,500 business that participated in the survey, all were customers of eVoice®, eFax®, and/ or Campaigner®. Midway through 2013, […]

Need a Loan? Here are steps to get to ‘Yes’

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Building relationships may be the key to receiving a small business loan and more access to capital. Coincidentally, Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Chairman and CEO Jeff Stibel, and MultiFunding founder Ami Kassar, who recently spoke at our Access to Capital event  in Chicago, offer loan advice to help get the “Yes” everyone wants to hear. Kassar sympathizes with business […]

The Dos and Don’ts of Using Social Media for Your Business

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DO Play The SEO Game: Jason Demers reminds us to take full advantage of social media marketing by optimizing your posts—add photos, have engaging format, and  link to other sites. DON’T Beg, Rant, Try Too Hard, Joke Completely Inappropriately: Carrie Kerpen recommends playing it cool if you want people to follow you. You’re trying to engage with people so don’t overwhelm their newsfeed with fifty […]

Forming Lasting Relationships with Customers

Many businesses are utilizing traditional customer relationship management (CRM) processes to manage business contacts and clients in an organized way. According to a 2011 Computer Economics study of North American companies (produced in June of 2012), 51% have invested in CRM tools.  It’s great that companies are interested and investing in these systems, but not many are […]

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